Temple Funds

Temple B’nai Jeshurun depends on the generosity of its congregation and other supporters.  You can support the Temple as you celebrate with family and friends; as you remember a loved one; as you pray for the healing of body and spirit; as you show thanks and appreciation; as you share with the less fortunate.  The Temple maintains the following Funds:

Supports the current operating expenses of the Temple Temple General Fund
Supports the purchase of prayerbooks The Abe and Harriet Friedman Prayerbook Fund
Provides books and periodicals for the Temple Library The Ben Sanders Memorial Library Fund
Supports the purchase and care of our sacred scrolls The Donald J. Brown Torah Fund
Provides flowers for services and other special events The Frankel Flower Fund
Supports the Rabbi in helping the needs of the congregation
and greater Des Moines community
The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Supports the Caring Community in assisting Temple congregants in times of need The Caring Community Fund
Supports the programs and activities of the Social Action Committee benefiting the Des Moines community  The Social Action Fund
Provides a book of Jewish content for each Bar and Bat Mitzvah The Belin Trust Fund
Provides scholarships for Temple youth receiving higher education at a Jewish college or university The Education Loan Fund
Supports general youth activities The Marks Youth Fund
Provides scholarships to families with children who wish to attend a Jewish camp or a URJ-sponsored trip to Israel The Ralph Copple Camp Fund
Supports Youth Group activities The Youth Group Discretionary Fund
Supports the Temple choir The Cantorial Music Fund
Supports community celebrations such as Passover Seder and Yom Kippur break the fast, as well as
Temple anniversary events and Israel related programming
The Oxer and Harris Special Events Fund
Supports non-physical facility needs and programming, as well as personnel needs The Program Endowment Fund
Provides musical interludes on Yom Kippur, creative liturgies and other programming needs The Sam & Mollie Hockenberg Program Fund
Supports art exhibits as well as musical concerts by artists/musicians “in residence” The Sidney & Rose Pearlman Fine Arts Appreciation Fund
 Provides tuition, seminar costs, sabbatical, travel and out-of-town living expenses for the Rabbi and family The A.H. Blank Memorial Sabbatical Fund
Supports the maintenance, construction, and acquisition of physical facilities The Building Endowment Fund
Provides outreach to interfaith families The David Belin Family Outreach & Welcoming Fund
Supports the financial stability for future needs, guaranteeing the next generation has access to this holy community The Dor L’Dor Endowment Fund
Cares for the Temple-affiliated Emanuel Cemetary at Woodland Cemetery The Gordon/Adelman Cenetery Fund
Supports Temple Educational and cultural programs as recommended by the Rabbi The Harry & Mollie Goldman Educational Fund
Supports expenses associated with maintaining and funding rabbinic needs The Harry & Peggy Pomerantz Rabbinic Endowment Fund
Supports clergy and laity with opportunities to increase their leadership skiils and knowledge The Mandelbaum Leadership Development Fund
Supports the Temple’s long-term viability and operations The Press Family Fund
 Supports the Temple’s choir The Norman J. Shalett Choir Fund