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Support our Tree of Life

Temple Etz Chaim offers a general fund and several specialized funds where you can target your donation to a specific activity. Each fund is described below, or you may print a donation form and a one page summary form:

 

Our Tribute Funds

Select the fund name for a description to help you decide how you would like to enhance Temple Etz Chaim with your tribute.

Men's Club Funds

Women of TEC Fund

Legacy Society

 

Fund Descriptions

Dunaier Music Fund
Donations to this fund are used to maintain and enhance our musical programming as well as our existing sound systems and equipment. 

Early Childhood Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to augment the Early Childhood Education program with additional enrichment programs and materials. 

Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund
Donations to this fund are used to support the Chapel Minyan and other Shabbat services. 

Hazzan Duek's Discretionary Fund
Donations to this charitable fund are used for individual, educationa,l and communal needs. 

Inbar Israel Scholarship and Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to provide scholarship money to children of TEC members for travel to Israel with organized Jewish youth groups or for study in Israel. The children must be 25 or younger and can receive no more than $1,000, though that $1,000 may be achieved through multiple requests of lower amounts. 

Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Fund
Donations to this fund are used to award scholarships for children to attend Camp Ramah.

Library Funds

Zerlin Book Fund
Barry Cantor Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to purchase books and supplies for the Cohen Family Library.

Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Funds

Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memeoria Fund
Arnold Organ Memorial Fund
Jack Kirby Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to maintain and enhance the Ner Tamid Education and Community Center buildings.

Rabbi Spiegel's Discretionary Fund 
Donations to this charitable fund used for individual, educational, and communal needs.

Religious School Fund
Donations to this fund funds are used to augment the Religious School with additional enrichment programs and materials.

Religious School Scholarship Funds

Elisa Feldman Memorial Religious School Scholarship Fund

Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ruth Kaplan Religious School Scholarship Fund

Sandra Tischler Torah School Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds provide scholarships for Religious School tuition.

Ritual Fund
Donations to this fund are used to purchase ritual objects, prayer books and childcare services used in the performance for Shabbat, regular, minyan and Holiday services. Under the direction of Rabbi, VP of Religion and Worship and Executive VP.

Tzedakah Fund
Donations to this fund are sent to charitable agencies in Israel.

USY Youth & Scholarship Fund
Description: funds are used to augment the USY program with additional enrichment programs and materials as well as provide scholarships to offset the cost of sending students to Regional Convention and Kinnusim.

No Preference (Temple General Fund)
Donations to this fund are used at discretion of the Board of Directors.

 

Men's Club Funds

Please be advised that donations to the Men's Club funds are made by checks only (payable to Men's Club).

Scholar-in-Residence
Donations to this fund provide financial support for the Men's Club annual Acholar-in-Residence program, which brings renowned scholars to TEC for a weekend of congregational study and learning on contemporary issues.

Silverstein Humanitarian Fund
Donations to this fund provide funding for Men's Club social action activities in support of worthwhile humanitarian causes. 

 

Women of TEC Funds

Please be advised that donations to Women of TEC funds are made by checks only (payable to Women of TEC).

Torah Fund

Donations to this fund enable rabbinic and cantorial students, educators and community leaders to receive a superior education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Schecter Institute in Jerusalem, our own Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, the Seminario Rabbinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, and the Zacharias Frankel College in Germany. 

Women of TEC Scholarship Fund

Donations to this fund provide scholarship to the children of TEC members (includes grades K-12) who want to attend Jewish overnight camps or participate on organized trips to Israel.

Please contact Karen Longobart, Women of TEC Youth VP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and guidelines.

Beautification of TEC

Donations to this fund go towards remodeling the rest rooms, enhacing the Social Hall, etc...

Women of TEC Tributes 

If you would like to send a tribute card for someone's good or sad news, contact Gloria Semer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Legacy Society

Join us in building an endowment for the future of Temple Etz Chaim by establishing a "planned gift" to TEC from your estate. There are many ways to exercise a gift, and many may benefit your current tax burden as well as contribute to TEC. Please contact us. We will help you with all the details. For further information on planned giving, or to speak with someone about a planned gift please review our TEC Legacy Society Brochure or contact the Temple at (805) 497-6891.

 

Upcoming Events

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    Friday
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