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Temple Funds

Members of our Temple family, motivated by a desire to memorialize or honor those dear to them, and at the same time interested in providing a service to our Congregation, have established a number of funds. These funds help the Temple maintain many services, as well as provide additional programming that is not covered by the Temple‚Äôs regular budget. The funds are listed below, along with the purpose for which each is used. Contributions may be sent to the Temple office and an acknowledgement will be sent promptly to the person or family of the person in whose honor or memory your gift has been made. (There is no mention of the amount contributed.) If you have questions about any of our Temple Funds, the establishment of a new fund, or the wish to honor the memory of a loved one, please contact Jay Schuster, Finance Committee chair or the Temple office.

To donate online to one of the Funds below, please click here and choose the fund from the dropdown box in the donation form. 

Baum Family High Holy Day
Augments funding of music for High Holy Days services

Baum Family Scholar / Author Fund
Established to fund a Scholar-in-Residence  or literary figure

Baum Youth Fund
Provides for annual Youth Group philanthropy

Endowment Fund
Augments the dues and other sources of Temple income. A contribution of $750 or more entitles a name to be placed on an Endowment plaque and the Perpetual Memorial List

Franklin L. & Myrtle Fox Educational Fund
Fund is designed to provide special Temple programming

Sender Rabbinic Chair
Funds designed to ensure that Temple Anshe Hesed will always be guided by the wisdom and spirituality of a Rabbi

Cemetery Endowment
Established to maintain and perpetuate the 
Temple Anshe Hesed Cemetery      

Gesher Education Fund
Provides for educational needs of the Gesher Education Program of the Temple

Ruth Blick and Ethel & Harry Silver Fund
Established to ensure the continuity of Outreach and In-reach programs  

Kuperman Youth Scholarship Fund
Provides opportunities to our youth to broaden their Jewish education experiences

Levinson Education Fund
This fund is established for special projects to achieve excellence in the Gesher Education Program

J. Leonard Ostrow Fund
Awards scholarships annually to youth to travel to Israel or other approved educational expenditures

J. Sender Square Parking Fund
Provides funds for the maintenance of the parking area

Schuster Endowment
Ensures the survival of Temple Anshe Hesed and Reform Judaism in Erie, PA

Tikkun Olam
Funds Social Justice and outreach programs

Eugene and Alice Weiss Fund Youth Holocaust Education Fund
Established to educate our youth about the Holocaust

Kramer Library Fund
Provides the library with funding to purchase
books and materials

Harf Family Joy of Judaism Fund
The fund will be used to support the Chanukah Latke dinner,         Tu B'Shvat and up to four Friday night onegs

5401 Old Zuck Road Building Fund
The purpose is to pay for major, unexpected repairs or replacement of building/grounds infrastructure

Gasche Music & Education Fund
Supplements the music program and assists the education program with ongoing quality programs and projects

Lechtner Family Cantorial Soloist Fund
To ensure that Temple Anshe Hesed will always enjoy the beauty and vocal leadership of a Cantorial Soloist

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