High Holy Days Annual Appeal

Temple Beth Abraham High Holy Day Appeal

Our High Holy Day Fundraiser is an opportunity for you to give to the synagogue during this spiritual time of year. The support to your community insures Jewish existence in Oakland for today, tomorrow, and into the future.

For your convenience, donations will be added to your member account. If you have any questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact the Synagogue Office at 510-832-0936.

Thank you for your donation!

David Goodwin, President

Jan Kessler, Chair, Board of Trustees


  • A description of the use of General Fund contributions is provided below.
  • A description of the use of Quittman Endowment Fund contributions is provided below.
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Temple Beth Abraham General Fund

The General Fund was established to accept donations that will directly impact the General Budget of the congregation. Donations to this fund support TBA’s day-to-day operations including the programs of Bet Sefer, Gan Avraham, synagogue salaries, and buildings and grounds, membership outreach, and our efforts in Tikkun Olam, Adult Education, and religious observance programs.

Leonard Quittman Endowment Fund

This fund was established in 1976 to ensure the long-term financial health and stability of TBA. It is funded primarily through the annual High Holy Day Appeal, bequests and special lifetime gifts. This fund is administered by the Board of Trustees and all money is held separately from the general accounts of TBA. 

The Endowment Fund historically is managed for the synagogue’s financial future and provides income that can be made available to fund special initiatives, especially those directed at the congregation’s long-term growth and stability, meet unforeseen emergencies, and support the synagogue’s current needs. This fund was renamed in 2003 to honor Leonard Quittman (of blessed memory) for his tireless efforts in creating this fund to ensure that TBA survived for future generations.