Members of our Temple family, motivated by a desire to memorialize or honor those dear to them, and at the same time interested in providing a service to our Congregation, have established a number of funds. These funds help the Temple maintain many services, as well as provide additional programming that is not covered by the Temple’s regular budget. The funds are listed below, along with the purpose for which each is used. Contributions may be sent to the Temple office and an acknowledgement will be sent promptly to the person or family of the person in whose honor or memory your gift has been made. (There is no mention of the amount contributed.) If you have questions about any of our Temple Funds, the establishment of a new fund, or the wish to honor the memory of a loved one, please contact Jackie Breakstone, Finance Committee chair or the Temple office.

Augments funding of music for High Holy Days services

Established to fund the visit of a Scholar-in-Residence or literary figure

Provides for annual Youth Group discretionary expenditures

Established to maintain and perpetuate the Temple Anshe Hesed Cemetery

Augments the dues and other sources of Temple income. A contribution of $750 or more entitles a name to be placed on an Endowment plaque and the Perpetual Memorial List

Supplements the music program and assists the education program with ongoing quality programs and projects

Provides for educational needs of the Gesher Education Program of the Temple.

Established to ensure the continuity of Outreach and In-reach programs.

Provides the library with funding to purchase books and materials

Provides opportunities to our youth to broaden their Jewish education experiences.

This fund is established for special projects to achieve excellence in the Gesher Education Program

Awards scholarships annually to youth to travel to Israel or other approved educational expenditures.

Provides funds for the maintenance of the parking area

Ensures the survival of Temple Anshe Hesed and Reform Judaism in Erie, PA

Funds designed to ensure that Temple Anshe Hesed will always be guided by the wisdom and spirituality of a Rabbi

Funds Social Justice and outreach programs

Established to educate our youth about the Holocaust

In addition to all of the great Temple Anshe Hesed Funds, there is another way to acknowledge special occasions for fellow members.  Please consider sending a Templegram to honor special birthdays and anniversaries of those in our community.  For a complete, up to date list of these special occasions, please call the office or simply click here!


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