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.

Make your contribution

Questions about your contribution or problems with the online system? Contact the Temple office.

Donations

Use our online system to make a donation.

Donate

 

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.

  • Cantor Fund – supports the cost of hiring a cantor for High Holy Days
  • Choir Fund – offsets choir expenses such as music, robes, performing at special services
  • Harold Diskin Memorial Fund – established in memory of Harold Diskin, donations are used for specific capital expenditures
  • Gan Rachel Family Fund – established in memory of Rachel Erin Levitt, the fund is used to benefit the Temple preschool and Shabbat childcare
  • General Fund – supports the general operation of the Temple
  • Julie Gottesman Memorial Scholarship Fund – established in memory of Julie Gottesman, this fund supports scholarships for Temple members. The Gottesman family administers the fund
  • Marsha Hindin Religious School Fund – established in memory of Marsha Hindin, this fund supports capital expenditures for the religious school
  • C.E.H. Fund – privately administered by Gene Huppin
  • Abe and Marian Huppin Memorial Fund – established in memory of Abe and Marian Huppin, the fund is used for specific capital expenditures
  • Lue Soss Kidush Fund – established in memory of Lue Soss, the fund offsets Saturday morning Kiddush luncheon expenses
  • Library Fund – this fund helps purchase of books and materials for the Temple Library
  • Memorial Fund – supports the general operation of the Temple
  • Mitzva Corps –offsets the cost of meals or flowers for members who are shut-ins, coming home from a hospital stay, or getting through a personal loss
  • Mount Nebo Cemetery Fund – supports Mount Nebo Cemetery
  • President’s Discretionary Fund – this fund is administered by the Temple President, who decides how the money will be spent to best benefit the Temple
  • Prayer Book Fund – this fund helps purchase and maintain prayer books
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – this fund is administered by the Rabbi, who decides how the money will be spent to benefit individuals in the community who are in need, or to support the Temple or other nonprofit organizations
  • Rashkov Religious School Scholarship – established in memory of Morris and William Rashkov, this fund helps individuals who cannot afford the cost of religious school tuition. The Education Director, along with the Temple President, administers the fund. Scholarships can be requested through the application forms available in the Education Department. All requests are confidential
  • Rosenfield Jewish Youth Fund – established in memory of Joe Rosenfield, this fund supports Kadima and USY events and helps individuals who need assistance paying their Camp Solomon Schechter tuition balance after camp scholarships are applied
  • Torah Fund – supports Torah restoration and related expenses
  • Yom HaShoah Fund – supports the scholarships awarded to student winners of the annual Spokane Community Observance of the Holocaust Creative Writing Contest

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

Donate

You can also donate by sending a check to 1322 E. 30th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99203, or call our bookkeeper at 509-747-3304 x108, 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.