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The Adams Street Shul

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Here are some excellent ways to celebrate a happy occasion, memorialize a loved one, fulfill a pledge, or honor someone:

  • A bookplate one of our Chumashim,
    inscribed according to your instructions ($54)
  • A bookplate one of our Siddurim or a library book,
    inscribed according to your instructions ($36)
  • A bookplate in one of our Passover haggadot,
    inscribed according to your instructions ($18)
  • Memorial plaque on a bench along the East Wall ($725)
  • Memorial plaque on a seat in the sanctuary ($450)


Or make a donation to one of our special purpose funds:

  • The Restoration Fund --- restores and maintains the historic building
  • The Eruv Fund --- maintains The Nonantum Eruv
  • The Israel Bonds Fund --- purchases Israel Bonds for the shul
  • The Torah Fund --- maintains our scrolls
  • The Library Fund --- is used to purchase books
  • The Tzedakah Fund --- supports the needy
  • The Grand Family Kiddush Fund --- sponsors kiddushes when individuals have not.


Or donate to one of our Endowment Funds, which are invested in the CJP Jewish Community Endowment Pool, and which generate income for special purposes:

  • The Rabbinic Fund
    --- subsidizes the compensation and housing of a Rabbi for the congregation.
  • The Gilfix-Galpern Family Flower Fund
    --- purchases flowers for the bima on the High Holy Days
  • The Preservation Fund
    --- in the event of the congregation's dissolution, this fund ensures the future of the historic building in perpetuity.

 

You can make a donation right now, using a credit card, electronic check, or the balance in your PayPal account.

 

 

To discuss opportunities to name any of our unnamed funds,
please contact Ronny Drapkin at .



July 2006  

The Grand Family Kiddush Fund

The Board of Directors of the Adams Street Shul has established a new endowment fund, called the "Grand Family Kiddush Fund" in honor of Bert Grand for his many years of dedicated service to the Adams Street Synagogue. The Fund's principle will be invested (along with our other endowed funds) in the CJP's Jewish Community Endowment Pool. Income from the Fund will enable the Board to sponsor kiddushes from time to time when no individuals have done so.

The Fund has been launched with a donation from Russell Grand, son of the Shul's Chairman of the Board Bert Grand, together with the rest of the Grand Family. The Board and the Grand Family encourage all of us to make donations to the Fund in honor of Bert, and so that Shabbos kiddushes will someday always be sponsored, either by individuals or the Fund. (Each $720 can generate enough annual income to provide one kiddush every year.)

Bert served as President of the Shul for many years, shepherding our transition from an historic building open only several times a year, to a thriving, active Jewish community. And his many other volunteer activities extend beyond his tenure as President.

This is a wonderful gift. Mazal Tov to Bert on this well-deserved honor!

August 2006

The Rabbinic Endowment Fund

The Board of Directors of the Adams Street Shul has established a new endowment fund, tentatively called "The Rabbinic Endowment Fund." The Fund's principle will be invested in CJP's Jewish Community Endowment Pool. Annual income from the Fund may be used to help fulfill the shul’s contractual obligations to its rabbi.

The Fund has been launched with a bequest from the Estate of Sadie Greenwald, an anonymous donation from a local charitable trust, and numerous donations in honor of Beri Gilfix. All of us are encouraged to make donations to this new Rabbinic Endowment Fund, so that someday our financial ability to have a rabbi may be secure in perpetuity.

The Rabbinic Endowment Fund brings the number of our endowed funds to three; it joins the the Gilfix-Galpern Family Flower Fund, and the Preservation Endowment Fund. For more information about our newest endowment fund, including information about opportunities to name the fund, contact Ronny Drapkin ( ) .