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Giving

The generosity of our members plays a vital role in supporting many activities in the Temple Beth Shalom community.

Your Membership Contribution

Use our online system to make your scheduled membership contribution.

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Questions about your contribution or problems with the online system? Contact the Temple office at 509-747-3304 or email templesec@spokanetbs.org.
 

Donations

Use our online system to make a donation.

Simply indicate in the memo box what you are paying for...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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Temple Beth Shalom Special Funds

When donating, you can specify that your donation be applied to any of the special funds below. If you do not specify a special fund, your donation will be applied to the Temple Beth Shalom general fund.

  • Adult Education Fund - Your donation covers expenses related to Adult Education programs.
  • Cantor FundYour donation helps offset the cost of hiring a cantor for the High Holy Days. Cantorial music enriches our High Holy Day experience and helps congregants reflect on their own understanding of the prayers.
  • Choir FundYour donation helps to fund the purchase of new music, pays for musicians to accompany during the High Holy Days, and other things that enrich our synagogue music throughout the year, on Shabbat, as well as for special events like the Yom HaShoah Service.
  • Gene & Gerry Huppin for Sanctuary Improvement FundYour donation enables improvement projects in and around the Temple Sanctuary e.g., improved sound system, replacement of lighting in the foyer, and other future needs as they arise.
  • General FundYour donation helps fund the general day to day operations of the Temple.
  • Harold Diskin Kosher Kitchen FundYour donation helps to cover the cost of maintenance and upgrades in our Temple kitchen and purchase equipment as needed.
  • Julie Gottesman Memorial Youth Experience FundEstablished in memory of Julie Gottesman. Your donation goes towards scholarships awarded to Jewish Youth to use for camp, school, or educational trips to Israel. Many Jewish youth have benefited from this scholarship that this Gottesman family has provided to TBS.
  • Library FundYour donation helps purchase books and materials for the Temple Library and helps maintain the electronic database for our library inventory.  The beautiful stenciling you see on the library walls was also paid for from this fund.
  • Lou Soss Kiddush Lunch FundEstablished in memory of Lou Soss. Your donation helps to offset expenses for weekly Shabbat Kiddush luncheon. The average cost of a Kiddush lunch for approximately 40 people is $150. TBS depends on this fund regularly to help with the costs of these gatherings.
  • Mitzva Corps Fund –Your donation helps to offset the cost of meals for funeral receptions, for those coming home from a hospital stay and for those who may have needs while going through a personal loss, as well as other gatherings for our seniors. 
  • Mount Nebo Cemetery FundYour donation helps to enhance the grounds at our cemetery, purchase necessary items for burials, maintain the caretaker house on the grounds of the cemetery and pay for the utilities associated with the property.
  • Oneg & Community Meal Fund - This fund helps pay for oneg treats after Friday evening services, as well as community dinners for Shabbat, and meals for holiday celebrations such as Sukkot and Purim.  Meals are an essential part of Jewish celebration and enhance the life of our community!
  • Prayer Book FundYour donation helps to purchase and maintain the prayer books that we use throughout the year for different services and holidays.
  • President’s Discretionary FundYour donation benefits the board, congregants, or special projects, and is at the total discretion of the Temple President during their term.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary FundYour donation benefits congregants who are in need (confidentially) or special projects that the Rabbi deems worthy and is administered at the total discretion of the Rabbi.  Many of our TBS families and organizations have benefited from this fund.
  • Rachel Levitt Childcare Fund - Established in memory of Rachel Erin Levitt. Your donation helps to fund childcare during Shabbat and High Holy Day Services.  It may also be used to purchase special toys and supplies to benefit or enhance our Gan Rachel room.  This fund also helps our J-Village program, a monthly gathering for parents and small children.
  • Rashkov Religious School Scholarship FundEstablished in memory of Morris and William Rashkov. Your donation helps individuals who are unable to afford the cost of religious school tuition.
  • Rosenfield Jewish Youth FundEstablished in memory of Joe Rosenfield. Your donation helps to support Gesher and USY events, as well as those who need assistance paying their Camp Solomon Schechter tuition balance after receiving a camp scholarship. 
  • Torah FundYour donation helps with Torah restoration and related expenses. In the past, a Sofer was hired to repair two of our Torah scrolls, while educating our youth about this process. This fund is very important in keeping our Torah scrolls in good condition.
  • Yom HaShoah FundYour donation enhances and expands the scholarships awarded to the student winners of the annual Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Creative Writing Contest and Art Contest. The goal is to educate our greater Spokane community and our local schools through these contests about the Holocaust.  Your donation will ensure that these scholarships continue to be awarded each year.

Interested in donating to support our Temple and its activities? Donate using our online system.

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You can also donate by sending a check to 1322 E. 30th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99203, or call our bookkeeper at 509-747-3304 x101, to donate using a card.

 

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life mural is an artistic tree with spreading branches with multicolored leaves and birds.

The Tree of Life is an important symbol in Judaism, representing the center of God’s creation and the wisdom that comes from studying Torah, among other things.

The Tree of Life at Temple Beth Shalom is a beautiful stone mural on the wall of the sanctuary. You can order a tree of life leaf or stone to commemorate a special birthday, anniversary, b’nai mitzvah, or another important life event. A leaf or stone can symbolize thanks to someone, or the remembrance of someone departed.

Cost of a leaf – $360

Cost of a stone – $1200

Are you interested in making a special commemoration for someone in your life? Contact the Temple Beth Shalom office to learn more.

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