Over the years, families of Congregation B’nai Torah have established funds in support of worthy, and many times personal, causes. These funds support causes as diverse as adult education, prayer books and the school. They support the life-long passions of our leaders, such as the Louisa Munzer Fund (Holocaust education), the Joe Markind Music Fund (musical needs of the congregation) and the Joel Hirshfield Travel Fund (travel to Israel). The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund and Cantorial Soloist’s Discretionary Fund provide funds to be used for the benefit of the community.
Most recently, the Member to Member Giving Fund was established to help B’nai Torah families impacted by the recession cover the costs of tuition and annual dues. Every dollar contributed to this fund is used to help B’nai Torah families requiring financial support.
B’nai Torah families and friends have, and continue to be, incredibly generous, providing ongoing support to each of the B’nai Torah funds. Many families make a contribution to the fund of their choice to commemorate a special occasion or the memory of a loved one. If you can help support the B’nai Torah Funds, please make your contribution payable to ‘Congregation B’nai Torah’, and indicate on the bottom of the check the name of the fund you are supporting. Please send it to:
Congregation B’nai Torah B’nai Torah Funds P.O Box 273 Sudbury, MA 01776
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Thank you for your generosity.
This fund was started by two congregants who felt strongly about the need for adult education programs. Monies donated to this fund help to offset the cost of speakers and/or to expand these programs.
Donations to the Beautification fund are used to purchase plantings, wall hangings, and minor decorative additions to the building.
Donations to the Building Repair fund are used to pay for repairs that are needed to the temple due to the effects of weather, use and age of the building, and replacement of mechanical systems that have reached the end of their useful life.
To be used at the Cantor’s discretion.
Donations to the Community and Caring fund help support the Community and Caring Committee's efforts to provide comfort and assistance to congregants during times of illness or loss.
Free Will donations are used to supplement the annual temple budget. These donations help the temple provide the high level of programs and services our congregants expect while keeping dues and religious school tuition as low as possible.
Donations to the Interfaith fund are used to support programs and events planned and sponsored by the Interfaith Committee.
Fund contributions are used to purchase books to be circulated among members and for reference books.
Louisa Munzer was a well-loved B’nai Mitzvah tutor for many B’nai Torah children. She taught with the goal that these children identify with Judaism well beyond their B’nai Mitzvah. In fact, she donated all the fees that she received from her tutoring to Hadassah’s Youth Aliya to support educational programs and shelters for the underprivileged children in Israel. A Holocaust survivor, she also lectured often about that terrible time.
Donations to the Louisa Munzer School fund are used to educate the youth and adults of B’nai Torah about the Holocaust and our Jewish heritage, as well as to provide funding for extracurricular activities and supplies in the religious school.
To provide a way for B’nai Torah families to help other B’nai Torah families cover the costs of tuition and annual dues, during a time when many families cannot afford to pay for their child’s education. Members and non-members alike can contribute directly to this fund, knowing that every dollar contributed will be used to help families requiring financial support.
To be used at the Rabbi’s discretion.
Donations to the Rabbi Emeritus fund are used to help sustain the Rabbi Emeritus position.
Donations to the Ritual fund are used to purchase and maintain items related to the ritual function of the temple.
Donations to the Tzedakah fund are used to support donations to community service organizations who help care and provide for those in need both locally and around the world.
The Zev Heilman Scholarship Fund was established to provide an ongoing scholarship program to perpetuate Zev Heilman’s life goals of teaching Judaism. This fund provides an annual scholarship, which is intended to provide high school students who seek to understand their Judaism with an opportunity to do so in an active and participatory way.