Donate to Temple Israel

Donate to a Specific Fund
Annual membership dues and tuition fees only cover about 70% of the actual cost of Temple Israel’s wide range of ritual, educational and social activities. Temple Israel depends on your support and to facilitate the act of Tzedakah, Temple Israel provides this on-line form that makes giving easy. You can elect to give a specific amount and then enter the funds to which you wish to donate to.  If you wish to give to several funds, Temple Israel can split your donation evenly to each fund you note or if you prefer, you can type in a specific amount for each fund in the space provided. A list of funds is found on below. You may also include a dedication for each fund. If you are generously donating in honor or in memory of someone, those honored will be promptly informed of your thoughtfulness. Once you have completed the on-line donation form, click on the “submit” button. Your form will be electronically forwarded to Temple Israel and you will be contacted regarding your preferred payment method (check or credit card). For your convenience, Temple Israel of New Rochelle now accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. See below for a list of funds.

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Temple Operating Fund: To support Temple Israel programs, Jewish education, social activities and operations
Endowment Fund: Used to maintain and expand religious, educational, cultural, social and philanthropic activities of the Temple
ASL Interpreting Fund: To provide funding for ASL interpreting and to build the bridge between the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the general Jewish Community
Brotherhood Fund: Brotherhood of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, also known as the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), is a group of dedicated Temple members, spanning all ages, who volunteer their time and effort on behalf of Temple members and the New Rochelle community.
Camp Pinebrook Capital Fund: To support the opening of our new day camp
Chavaya Program Fund: To support programs
Gladys & Murray Goldstein Cultural Center Fund:
Enables the Temple to present exhibits and improve the Cultural Center
Hospitality Fund: For the holding of Kiddush and Oneg Shabbat receptions
Kehillah School Childhood Program Fund: To support Kehillah programs
Sidney & Ruth Lapidus Fund: For adult education funding
Music Fund: To support musical porograms and cultural life of the Temple
Prayer Book Fund: To enable the Temple to purchase prayer books
Radio Fund: To enable us to present radio broadcasts that we bring to the congregation and the larger public
Joan Sanders Transportation Fund: To enable congregants who do not drive to get to services
Sisterhood Fund: Temple Israel of New Rochelle Sisterhood, part of Women of Reform Judaism, brings together all generations of women within our synagogue to serve our congregation. Our Sisterhood sponsors a variety of social, religious, and community activities throughout the year.
Social Action Fund: To support social action projects in our synagogue and neighborhood communities
Temple Israel Cares: Enables the committee to provide meals for congregants who have been hospitalized or are recovering from illness and to provide Shiva baskets
Youth Involvement Fund: Enhances youth programs

Clergy Discretionary Funds: These funds allow our clergy to support a wide variety of charitable causes.

• Shabbat Opportunities to Support the Community Dinners


Consider Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mazel Tov’s, Baby Namings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, Engagements/Weddings,  “In Memory Of…”/Yahrzeit, Graduations, Recovery… click here to consider a Shabbat Opportunity of a:

  • Dessert Sponsor: sponsor the dessert for one Shabbat dinner which includes a variety of baked goods, fruit, mini pastries and your choice of inscription on cake, $180
  • Bar Sponsor: sponsor the bar for one Shabbat dinner which includes Beer/Wine and Top Shelf liquor along with a uniformed bartender on staff, $180
  • Gift of Shabbat: sponsor one Shabbat dinner for the Congregation, $540
  • Gift of Life: sponsor five Shabbat dinners for the Congregationj, your choice of dates, $2,500
  • Shabbat Angel: sponsor the entire series of Shabbat dinners for the year, $6,000