Help us fulfill our mission on a daily basis.
Discretionary funds are funds of the temple that are under the control of the specific members of our clergy. These funds are to be used for the benefit of the congregation and such other purposes as: to assist congregants or other individuals in need; to fund other 501(C)3 organizations, including Temple Judea; to supplement customary synagogue expenses; to enable the purchase of items to be used by the clergy but which remain the property of the synagogue; and may not be used for the personal benefit of the staff member or his/her family.
Helps improve the quality of education for our congregation and our community.
Underwrites special administrative programs and activities that benefit the community.
Provides support for the educational activities at the Early Childhood Center.
Helps pay the tuition for children between the ages of birth to five years old who, without financial help, could not attend our outstanding programs.
Uses net interest, dividends and gains to support Temple Programs. The goal is to build the fund to the point where it becomes a nest egg for the temple in times of needed extra expense.
Provides for aid and shelter for those in need.
Provides resources to help the congregation care for our members during times of extraordinary need.
Supports the upkeep of the temple grounds.
Provides opportunity for leadership growth and development.
Helps send Temple Judea youth and young adults to Israel. This is a separate fund in the Endowment Fund.
Underwrites any and all musical programs, concerts, commissioning of new music, instrumentation, etc., for the synagogue.
Provides books and materials for the temple library.
Underwrites printing and special purchases of prayerbooks; provides for care and restoration of Torah scrolls, prayerbooks, and artwork; supports other special liturgical needs.
Maintain, supports, and creates opportunities for temple wide and community wide lifelong learning.
Provides funding for our annual Scholar-in-Residence program.
Provides scholarships for temple youth to attend special regional and national activities.
Funds Social Justice programming, events, and education.
Helps the youth programs of Temple Judea to provide leadership training, model Jewish values, instill communal responsibility, and ensure a positive, safe and supportive social experience for Jewish children ages 7 - 17.