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Temple Israel is grateful to those families who have assured the quality of Jewish life for generations to come by endowing basic programs of service which have spiritual, cultural, interfaith, philanthropic, and educational purposes.
  THE SHIRLEY & ARTHUR ABELSON ENDOWMENT - To provide assistance for families suffering financial hardship in the maintenance of their Temple affiliation and/or in the education of their child(ren) at the Temple Religious School.

THE EUGENE P. ABENMOHA & REBECCA & ROBERT ABEN ENDOWMENT - To provide for the publication of the Temple Israel Chronicle and for the printing and publishing needs of the congregation, assuring that the Temple's communication material will correspond with the high quality and dignity of our congregational activities.

THE ALTMAN-GARBER ISRAEL AFFAIRS ENDOWMENT - Created by Julius and Ann Altman in memory of their parents, Max and Sarah Altman and Jacob and Jennie Garber, to disseminate knowledge of the high ideals of Zionism and to foster community relationships of understanding with the Jewish State and its people.
  THE RABBI ABRAHAM D. BARRAS & SYLVIA J. BARRAS ENDOWMENT - To provide a scholarship fund annually for a student following a course of higher Jewish education at a recognized university; or for a student pursuing a serious program of Rabbinic studies or in preparation for such studies; or for a student to attend Camp Ramah.

THE BERTHA & PHILIP BRAVMAN SPECIAL EDUCATION ENDOWMENT - To strengthen the foundations of Jewish education at Temple Israel with special concern for handicapped children or worshippers who require special assistance while participating in Temple worship and Religious School study.

THE CIMMET FAMILY ENDOWMENT - To provide Jewish educational programs and opportunities for youths and adults.

THE ROSALIE F. COHEN ENDOWMENT - To fund the necessary maintenance, repair and enhancement of Temple Israel buildings and property.
  THE ESTHER & WILLIAM DAVIDOWITZ ENDOWMENT - To provide an annual subvention for a significant educational, cultural, or charitable project.

THE SHIRLEY & ROBERT FORTINSKY ENDOWMENT - To provide financial help for families within the congregation and community who have suffered a catastrophic reverse and require emergency assistance.

THE FRIEDMAN INTERFAITH ENDOWMENT - To provide support for specific communal projects which have as their purpose the construction of bridges of understanding and friendship between the Christian and Jewish communities.

THE SIDNEY FRIEDMAN TRANSPORTATION ENDOWMENT - To provide access for the elderly to services and for the children to Religious School.

THE HARRIET & PHILIP GRAY ENDOWMENT - To provide funds for the construction of handicap access facilities. (Fully utilized)

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