Tributes

Honor a special occasion, express sympathy, remember a loved one or simply say "Thank You" with a donation to a University Synagogue fund of your choice.

Rabbi Morley Feinstein Discretionary Fund
This fund is confidentially utilized for Jewish and humanitarian charitable, educational, health, and other needs as directed by the rabbi.

Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro Discretionary Fund
This fund is confidentially utilized for Jewish and humanitarian charitable, educational, health, and other needs as directed by the cantor.

Rabbi Joel Simonds Discretionary Fund
This fund is confidentially utilized for Jewish and humanitarian charitable, educational, health, and other needs as directed by the rabbi.

Cantor Emeritus Jay Frailich Discretionary Fund
This fund is confidentially utilized for Jewish and humanitarian charitable, educational, health, and other needs as directed by the cantor emeritus.

Rabbi Emeritus Allen Freehling Fund
The Rabbi Allen Freehling Fund honors our Rabbi Emeritus and its donations are used for capital improvements. 

Capital Improvement Fund
This fund is for capital expenses, purchase of equipment, improvements to our physical plant, and to cover other expenses beyond the capability of the General Fund. It was established in 1989, and comes from contributions from congregants who upon joining the congregation - make a one-time contribution of $1,200 or five annual contributions of $300.

Building Campaign Fund
This fund (originally known as the 55th anniversary fund) was originally established as a result of the 1997 High Holy Days Appeal. Is dedicated to offsetting the cost of the construction and furnishing of our library and administrative wings, the refurbishing and furnishing of all Religious School classrooms, and the remodeling of public spaces e.g., Klein Hall, Seigel Lounge, and Rogers Memorial Rotunda.

Kleiner Library Fund
Martha and Ezra Kleiner began this fund in memory of Ezra’s parents. Assets are used to purchase library books loaned to our congregational members and faculty of our schools.

Mitzvah Corps Fund
Established in June 2004, contributions help us care for those celebrating a joyful occurrence or dealing with a sad event, by sending a meal or helping in some way. We also have congregants who may need a taxi to attend services.

Israel Humanitarian Relief Fund
This fund disburses resources to the Jewish Federation, Magen David Adom, and the Union for Reform Judaism for Israel’s direct needs.

Social Service
This fund was established at the end of Frank Wolf's presidency and is used to assist worthy individuals and causes within the congregation, the Jewish community and beyond.

Early Childhood Resource Fund
The Parents Assistance League (PAL) raises funds which are deposited to enable equipment purchase not within the scope of General Fund expenditures.

Lisa Bro Goldberg Youth Scholarship Fund
Merete and Bob Goldberg created this fund in memory of their daughter, Lisa, of blessed memory. It sustains youth activities: NFTY, summer camp, URJ sponsored youth programs, HUC weekends, and organized youth travel opportunities to Israel.

Ruth & Phillip Grosser Memorial Scholarship Fund
Funds donated for Religious School tuition are transferred yearly to the General Fund to cover the difference between fees received and the actual tuition charged.

Shulamit Katz Summer in Israel Scholarship
This fund was established when Shulamit Katz retired from religious school teaching and is to be used to help students go to Israel.

Lowitz Fund for Special Needs Learners
This fund was established by the Lowitz family. Funds are utilized to provide staff, faculty, materials, and resources when the general fund cannot carry this responsibility by itself.

Rolla and Gerald Ruben Memorial Campership Fund
This fund was established in March 2001 by the family of Gerald Ruben, of blessed memory. Funds may be used only for programs sponsored by the URJ. Qualifying programs will include URJ summer camps, NFTY in Israel experiences, NFTY regional events, Youth Programs at Hebrew Union College, and other URJ sponsored programs for students.

Religious School Volunteer Parent Fund
This fund enables the synagogue to purchase equipment not within the scope of General Fund expenditures.