Here's an annotated list of Woodlands' restricted and unrestricted funds.
Rabbi’s Mitzvah Fund
Supports various individuals,
organizations and/or programs at the discretion of the Rabbi.
(Checks should be made payable to WCT for Rabbi Billy's Mitzvah Fund or to Rabbi Mara's Mitzvah Fund.)
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
Supports various individuals, organizations
or programs at the discretion of the Cantor.
(Checks should be made payable to the Cantor’s Discretionary Fund.)
Educator’s Enrichment Fund
Provides special programs for the Religious School.
(Checks should be made payable to the Educator’s Enrichment Fund)
General Fund (Chai)
Supports the general needs of the Temple.
All unspecified gifts are placed into the General Fund.
Provides a long-term endowment to support the financial needs of Woodlands Community Temple.
Outdoor Memorial Garden
With the purchase of an inscription, you can memorialize loved ones,
provide for the maintenance and beautification of our Memorial Wall and Garden, and contribute to the general needs of the Temple.
Funds the purchase of books for our library.
Lifelong Learning Fund
Dedicated to creating an ever-growing love of Jewish learning and living through ongoing educational exploration for all members of our congregation.
Underwrites special music programs, purchases music for the Cantor and Woodlands Singers, and funds Jewish Music Month activities.
Rabbinic Intern Fund
Supports the hiring of a rabbinic student to assist our Rabbi and work with our Temple community.
Supports the Scholar-in-Residence program.
Torah and Ritual Fund
Provides for repairs of our Torah collection and for other ritual needs of the Congregation.
Funds the purchase and maintenance of siddurim,
High Holy Days prayer books, and Torah commentaries through the purchase of dedicatory book plates.
The Jonah Maccabee Fund
Dedicated to the memory of Jonah Maccabee Dreskin,
supports an annual concert of contemporary Jewish music,
the proceeds of which are used to fund scholarships for children of temple members to attend URJ camping programs.
Bernard and Frances Shapiro Chesed Caring Community Fund
Supports Temple members in need and the activities of the Chesed Caring Community.
Expanding Jewish Horizons Fund
Provides support for individuals post college age for travel to and attendance at Jewish educational and cultural programs.
Lay Professional Development Fund
Supports members of the congregation pursuing lay professional activities for the benefit of the Congregation.
College Enrichment Fund
Assists members of college age to attend Jewish programs such as URJ and NFTY conventions. Established in memory of Buddy Klein.
Confirmation Israel Study Fund
Aids Confirmation students where needed so they may travel to and study in Israel.Established in memory of Ellen Block.
Education & Youth Activities Fund
Funds special religious and educational needs for young people, other than college, including NFTY camp and program scholarships. Established in memory of Harriet Rosen.
Special Education Fund
Supports special education programs within the Religious School.
“Helping to Open People’s Eyes,” this fund promotes social justice, individual responsibility,
and moral action through the Civil Rights Journey, L’taken Political Action Seminar,
and other projects.Established in memory of Stephen Lelewer.
Social Action Fund
Funds projects organized by the Social Action Committee.
Abayudaya (Jews of Uganda) Fund
Helps the impoverished Abayudaya community to become self sufficient.
Domestic Abuse Task Force
Helps us to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence leaving the Hope’s Door shelter and reestablishing their lives.
Support organizations that help the hungry and homeless in our community.
Interfaith Caring Community Fund
Consortium of local churches and synagogues that provide continuous care for those in need, here in our local Greenburgh community.
Midnight Run Fund
Supports the congregation’s participation in Midnight Run, which collects and distributes food, clothes and toiletries to homeless people living on the streets of Manhattan.
Supports trips to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana to aid in the rebuilding of the area following the devastion of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Supports the elderly Jewish poor of the Lower East Side.