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List of Temple Israel Funds

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“Special Funds” and Where Your Donation Goes

There are various funds you may contribute to at Temple Israel; however, many of you may not know how the money for each fund is used and how these donations not only help Temple Israel thrive, but also help the greater Palm Beach County (PBC) community.

If you prefer, feel free to contact our Temple Office to see where funds are currently needed most: (561) 833-8421 or


Beautification – Keeps TI beautiful including our courtyard gardens and furniture, and bridges our past with our future through our Judaica, artwork and more.

Building Maintenance/Social Hall/Kitchen – Supports repairs and improvements, funds social hall furniture and dinnerware, overall lighting, and more.

Continuing Jewish Adult Education/Programming – Helps bring guest speakers, scholars-in-residence and various programs and receptions through the year.

Food Basket – All funds directly support a local Food Pantry.

Harvey Goldberg Technology – Supports TI’s technology needs.

Jewish Education for Youth – Supports our Religious School.

Judaica – Assists with the purchase and repair of our religious and cultural items/artifacts, including our Torahs, Havdallah set, Seder plates, Shabbat candles and other ritual items.

Kraft Family Life Education – Contributes to family programming and education at TI.

Leadership Development – Makes it possible for TI’s leadership to receive special training as well as  provides materials for our lay leaders to better serve our TI family and PBC community.

Library/Media Center – Supports the TI Library/Media Center and its multimedia and materials.

Mitzvah/Special Needs/Tzedakah – Supports our congregants in times of need as well as causes within our local and international communities and TI family. 

Prayer Book/Torah Dedication – Helps purchase and replace prayer books and Torah commentaries.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund / Cantor’s Discretionary Fund – Rabbi Ryan Daniels,  Rabbi Carlie Daniels  and Cantorial Soloist Suzanne Guinane direct the use of each fund, primarily to help those who require assistance to meet their basic needs, as well as fund unfunded programs at TI and in the greater community. 

Rabbi Emeritus Continuing Education – Supports Rabbi Emeritus Howard Shapiro’s continuing educational opportunities.

RHS Youth – Named after Rabbi (Emeritus) Howard Shapiro, this fund provides financial assistance to our school age children to attend URJ programs/camps, as well as supports our youth activities.

Ross Religious School – Supports expenses, materials and programs for our Religious School.

Social Action – Supports all of TI’s Social Action and Social Justice programs to benefit our community.

Tishman Staff Development – Supports TI staff to receive leadership training and provides materials for our staff to better serve our TI family and PBC community.

Vineberg Floral – Provides flowers on our bimah during our worship services and for special programs.

Warren Canfield Music Fund – Allows TI to secure musicians and singers for the High Holy Days and throughout the year, as well as supports the needs of our volunteer choir.