There are several ways to support Shir Tikvah!


There are many ways to share with the congregation those important moments in our lives.  The giving of tzedakah is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a simcha, to honor or memorialize someone, give thanks, or acknowledge an important date.  Shir Tikvah will notify any persons or organizations of contributions made in their honor. Please send contributions to the congregation office.

1. Building Fund is for the purpose of maintenance of the synagogue buildings and grounds including major capital repairs and replacements and to meet unforeseen contingencies and emergencies.  Use of this fund is at the discretion of the Executive Director.

2. Harris Music Fund is for the purpose of synagogue music programming including choirs, workshops, materials and professional development.  The Rabbi or Director of Ritual Engagement may authorize expenditures from this Fund. 

3. Relief Fund is for the purpose of emergency relief to persons experiencing financial difficulties and may be as grants or loans.  The Rabbi or Executive Director may authorize expenditures from this fund.

4. Bima (Torah/Flower) Fund is for the purpose of purchase, maintenance and ornamentation of Torah scrolls and the Aron HaKodesh and flowers for the bima.  The Rabbi or the Executive Director may authorize expenditures from this Fund.  

5.  Adult Education Scholarship Fund is for the purpose of providing adult education scholarships including tuition, books and leadership training fees.  The Rabbi or Executive Director may authorize expenditures from this fund. 

6. Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is for the purpose of relief, grants, charitable contributions, support of the congregation and individual congregants and expenses incurred by the Rabbi.   The Rabbi may authorize expenditures from this fund.

7. Associate Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is for the purpose of relief, grants, charitable contributions, support of the congregation and individual congregants and expenses incurred by the Associate Rabbi.   The Associate Rabbi may authorize expenditures from this fund.

8. Library Fund is for the purpose of acquisition and maintenance of media materials.  The Librarian or the Executive Director may authorize expenditures.  

9. Tikkun Olam Fund is for the purpose of advancing the objectives of the Tikkun Olam Workgroup including paying expenses for speakers, joining coalitions upon approval of the board, hosting events or paying registrations for events, and as a supplement to the Tzedakah Fund which is an annual budget item based on dues collected. The fund may also be used to make improvements to synagogue structure or grounds on keeping with the objectives of Social Justice and sustainability. The Tikkun Olam Workgroup or clergy in consultation with the working group chairs may authorize expenditures from this fund.

10. Prayer Book Fund is for the purpose of repair and replacement of prayer books, Torah commentaries and ritual items.  The Rabbi or the T’fillah committee may authorize expenditures from this fund. 

11. Special Needs Education Fund is for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of those who work with special needs students at Shir Tikvah by providing additional education, materials and/or resources. The Youth Educator and Executive Director may authorize expenditures from this fund.  

12. Rabbi Offner Legacy Fund for Youth is for the purpose of Religious/Hebrew school and all other Youth programs, including scholarships for tuition or fees, camp scholarships, youth leadership development (including programs at the synagogue, local, regional, national and international levels) and all other related youth programs.  The Rabbi and Executive Director may authorize expenditures from this fund. 

13. Carly Barnett Vision Fund was established in memory of beloved congregant Caryl Barnett (Z”L), who brought true insights to our community through her loving engagement and leadership of our synagogue. $100,000 was raised during the Chazak Campaign to support implementation of Shir Tikvah’s refreshed vision*, under the guidance of Board and staff, and make possible a combination of program activities and limited capital expenses in support of those visionary activities. Requests for expenditures from the CBVF may come from a committee or staff. Any requests for funds must have the input of the Senior Rabbi and the Executive Director prior to it being submitted. All requests will need time for them to be approved by the appropriate committees, which will include the Finance and Administration Committee and/or Executive Committee, with final approved by the full Board. Full Guidelines.

14. Shir L’ Atid Fund Building for the Future provides a long-term, reliable source of funding for the work of the Rabbi; the fund allows donors to support our financial viability for future generations; provides resources to supplement dues and other one-time contributions; and offers donors an appropriate fund for bequests and other planned giving tools. Use of this fund is at the discretion of the Board.



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