Temple Kol Tikvah offers a number of ways that you can give tzedakah throughout the year: donations through a number of funds or purchase a leaf on our Tree of Life. These donations are tax-deductible and help us to sustain the level of programming and support that the temple extends to its members and the community. We sincerely appreciate the thoughfulness of those who support Temple Kol Tikvah by remembering and honoring their loved ones and friends through generous contributions. Thank you for your generous donation.


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Temple Kol Tikvah has set up a number of funds for people to make donations to above and beyond their generous membership or voluntary time commitments. These funds can only then be spent on specific purposes. These are called restricted funds. In addition, there is also the Rabbi’s discretionary funds, which allows for the Rabbi to spend for the good of our community.

By having these sources of funds available for people to contribute to, there is a perfect choice to donate tzedakah, and to even designate an honor or a remembrance in someone’s name (in any amount, large or small). Below is a description of the many different funds at the Temple of which to contribute.

GENERAL FUND – Provides supplemental resources to support operational and service-related expenditures at the temple.



Building Fund – Donations provide additional support toward the building.
Caring Fund – This fund supports the caring committee with being able to provide assistance to those in our Temple family who are in need.
Camp Fund – Contributions directly help our kids with additional funding to help them get to camp each summer
Flower Fund – This fund contributes to the flowers used during high holidays.
Music Fund – Provide additional resources to help update music supplies.
Maurice E. Smith Memorial Book & Torah Fund – Contributions to help purchase new prayer books when needed.
Religious School Fund – Donations to provide additional support for Religious School programming.
Social Action Fund – This fund supports the efforts of the social action commiittee.
Torah & Judaica Preservation Fund – Donations to ensure that if needed, any of our torahs can be repaired.
Traditions Fund – Supports the traditions fund which is responsible for Shabbat & High Holiday services.
Youth Group Fund – Provides resources and support for youth group programs, including need based subsidies for youth group events.

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