TBA 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, 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.
Rabbi Bloom Discretionary Fund
Donations to this fund are used to support the community of TBA and the greater Jewish community at the discretion of Rabbi Bloom.
Cantor Discretionary Music Fund
Donations to this fund are used by the Cantor to provide musical and liturgical programming for the synagogue. Funds are disbursed at the discretion of the Cantor.
Bet Sefer Discretionary Fund
Donations to this fund are disbursed by the Education Director. Funds are Funds are used to support the programs at the Bet Sefer.
Gan Avraham Discretionary Fund
Donations to this fund are disbursed by the Gan Avraham Directors. Funds are used for the support of the Gan Avraham program.
Donations to this fund are used to subsidize our unsponsored weekly Kiddush Luncheons that are shared by the congregation after Shabbat morning services.
Morning Minyan Fund
Donations to this fund support the morning minyan by providing additional prayerbooks and breakfast for those attending minyan. The minyan fund has sponsored various Shabbat morning Kiddush luncheons and the Break-the-Fast oneg at the conclusion of Yom Kippur.
Building Fund – Next Big Thing
Donations to the fund are being used toward our current campus improvement. We have just finished a project that included: demolition of the house at 333 MacArthur and replaced with a courtyard, build out of the social hall with gathering space above, new kitchen with added space, play area and connections through out the facility for easy of movement around the campus. The Murray Davis Courtyard is named for a wonderful friend and member.
Donations to this fund assist in purchasing prayerbooks, chumashim and machzorim for the congregation.
Rabbi Ralph DeKoven Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships to students whose families are in financial need, to attend a Camp Ramah program. Submissions to the committee can be submitted to the Rabbi of the congregation.
Yom HaShoah Fund:
This fund was established in memory of loved ones whose lives were cut short in the Holocaust. This fund supports educational programming relating to the Shoah at Temple Beth Abraham and throughout the community, including the annual East Bay Yom HaShoah commemoration.
Jack and Mary Berger Fund:
Education of young people was of paramount importance to Mary and Jack Berger. This fund was established to foster the love of learning.
Celia and Morris Davis Hunger Fund:
Celia and Morris Davis were founding members of Temple Beth Abraham and welcomed people into their home as well as the synagogue. They were known throughout the community for their kindness in assisting those in need. In memory of their generosity of spirit, this fund was established to help feed hungry and needy people in the community in which the Congregation is located.
Herman Hertz Israel Scholarship Fund:
In honor of the Herman Hertz Family commitment to both Israel and Education, this fund provides scholarships to TBA graduates who have completed either 4 years of classes in the TBA Teen programs or who have celebrated their Bar or Bat Mitzvah in the synagogue. A scholarship is offered to assist in the travel to or live in Israel for a period of time.
Mollie Hertz Interfaith Outreach Fund:
This fund was established to honor Mollie Hertz and her efforts to welcome and include all people who are “Karov Yisrael” (one who is close to Israel) into the Temple Beth Abraham community. The purpose of this fund is to support the efforts of spouses and partners of Temple Beth Abraham members to increase their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism, and to reach out to other individuals who wish to learn more about Judaism.
Jack and Jeanette Jeger Kitchen Fund:
This fund was set up by Jack Jeger z”l in memory of Jeanette Jeger z”l who spent much of her time in the kitchen preparing a meal for the members of TBA. The proceeds of this fund will be used for the sole purpose of improving the kitchen of TBA. Jack Jeger was also a loved member of TBA always giving support and love to his friends and the congregation. They are both missed by many.
Danielle and Deren Rehr-Davis Teen Fund:
The purpose of this fund is to sponsor or support activities for the benefit of persons between ages of 14 to 20 who are members of TBA, and of other Jewish persons ages 14 to 20 in the local community. For example , distributions may be made for expenditures relating to: Congregation-sponsored programming and functions designed for teens; security for teens participating in Congregation or community sponsored events; dances; guest speakers; Shabbat Kiddush gatherings; outings; programs to foster the health and well-being of teens; services in support of disabled teens; support for B’nai Brith Youth Organization functions; support for confirmation classes and/or ceremonies; support for brother/sister programs with other synagogues; assistance for foreign exchange students.
Harold Rubel Memorial Music Fund:
Harold Rubel had a love of music. He sang in his synagogue choir in New York and organized cantorial concerts for his community. This fund was established in Harold’s memory to foster a love of music in the Temple Beth Abraham community.
Rosebud and Ben Silver Library Fund:
Ben and Rosebud Silver were dedicated to learning through literature. This fund was established to further the ideals of literacy by creating and maintaining the synagogue’s library and religious texts.
Sam Silver Playground Fund:
Sam Silver adored children and as a testament to this love the family of Sam Silver established this fund. This fund maintains and improves our TBA playground for use by both children of TBA and Gan Avraham students.
Leo and Helen Wasserman Educational/Cultural Fund:
Leo and Helen Wasserman were great leaders of our congregation and community. Helen was president of many organizations. Leo was president of Temple Beth Abraham and served on many community boards. The Wasserman’s established this fund to underwrite special educational and cultural events at Temple Beth Abraham.
Pola Silver Teen Holocaust Education Trip Fund:
This fund was created by Cheryl Silver and her children on the occasion of Alan Silver’s 60th birthday. The fund honors Pola Silver, Alan’s mother and Holocaust survivor, along with honoring Alan’s volunteering work with AZA as an advisor for many years. The fund will provide some financial assistance to help TBA teens who wish to go on programs like the March of the Living program.
It would be an honor to establish a new fund in honor or in memory of a loved one. Simply contact the Rabbi or the Executive Director for details.