Please help us maintain the religious, educational and cultural programs of Temple Ahavat Shalom by making a contribution in honor, or in memory, of a loved one and in celebration of a Simcha or as an expression of appreciation. All donations are deeply appreciated.
TEMPLE AHAVAT SHALOM FUNDS
Please Note: Minimum donation of $18,(minimum of $18 donation for credit cards), except where indicated.
ARIEL GOLDMAN LIBRARY FUND – Purchase of materials for the library
BASKET OF BOOKS FUND – Purchase of books for the Ariel Goldman Memorial Library
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND – For the repair, maintenance and improvement of our building, grounds and equipment
CHOIR FUND – To be used for any purpose connected with congregational music
KRIEGER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SPECIAL PROGRAMS FUND
ELAINE AND DAVID WOLSTEIN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – For assistance toward children’s religious education
FLOWER FUND – To be used for flowers for the Sabbath, Days of Awe and Festivals
Minimum contribution: $50
FOUNTAIN OF GROWTH ENDOWMENT FUND – It is as simple as making a bequest in your will
PRAYER BOOK FUND – Since we have an ample supply of our Mishkan T’Filah Shabbat prayer books, and since we hope to eventually replace our High Holy Day Gates of Repentance with Mishkan HaNefesh, the new High Holy Day prayer book of our Reform movement, all contributions to the prayer book fund will be held until we accumulate enough funds for initial purchase of Mishkan HaNefesh. Minimum contribution: $50
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
RABBI GARY KLEIN L’DOR V’DOR ENDOWMENT FUND – Bequests made to Temple Ahavat Shalom that may be paid now or paid in your will upon your passing. If your bequest will be paid upon your passing, please obtain the coinciding bequest document from, or call the Temple office: 727-785-8811 ext. 2.
RABBI GARY KLEIN YOUTH CENTER FUND
RANDI AND MARK BLITMAN FUND FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF JEWISH LIFE – To enable our congregation to continue to provide and to enhance opportunities for families of limited income, and especially their children, to experience every aspect of Temple-related life.
SOLAR ENERGY FUND- Fund established through a very generous donation by Irene and Steve Weiss to enable our Temple to utilize solar energy as a cost-saving and environmentally responsible way of functioning.
THE MORRIE & EDIE WEISS COLLEGE PROGRAMMING ENHANCEMENT FUND – This fund will help cover expenses incurred in our ongoing interaction with members’ children during the years they are in college and in graduate school. Our programming currently includes Rabbi Klein visiting our students on campus and providing social and educational gathering when they are home on vacation.
TORAH FUND – For repair and maintenance of our Torah Scrolls
TREE OF LIFE – To commemorate or to honor a happy occasion
Minimum contributions: Diamond $3,000 | Stone $1,000 | Leaf $150
WEANER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND – For special materials that enhance our religious school program
SPECIAL MEMORIAL FUNDS:
- THE ANN AND LORY LUBOTSKY MEMORIAL FUND
- JAN BRESKY MEMORIAL SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE FUND
- LAWRENCE PLATT MEMORIAL FUND
- MADELINE ROTHSCHILD MEMORIAL FUND
- LEONARD SIMON & HAROLD LIPSCHUTZ MEMORIAL FUND FOR YOUTH
MEMORIAL PLAQUE FUND: In memory of one who passed away, an individual plaque is permanently affixed on a tablet at the Temple and will be lighted on the anniversary of the death. Minimum Temple Member Contribution $500. Non-Temple Member Contribution $750.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT are CHECK/CASH, ONLY for these three Funds:
- BROTHERHOOD FUND- For support of all aspects of Temple life and Community. *Please make checks payable to: TAS Brotherhood (You may also donate to Brotherhood by visiting their page and donating via the PayPal button)
- SISTERHOOD FUND – For the support of all aspects of Temple life. *Please make checks payable to: TAS Sisterhood or TASS
- SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE – In support of tikkun Olam programs such as the holiday meal at Grace House of RCS, dinner for 300 at Pinellas Hope and Mitzvah Day. *Please make checks payable to: TAS Social Action Committee