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Operating & Endowed Funds

Temple Rodef Shalom strives to be a place where prayer, learning and tikkun olam are vital and fulfilling components of our Jewish community. The Temple maintains various funds to assist in ongoing operations (Operating Funds) and to provide for special programs and long-term fiscal security (Endowed Funds).

TRS Operating Funds

General Fund

A House of Gathering – Beit Knesset

A House of Learning – Beit Midrash

A House of Prayer – Beit T’filah

Caring for Each Other – G’milut Hasadim

Clergy Funds

These funds accept contributions in appreciation and honor of the clergy to be used at their discretion to support Temple families in need and programs.
Named and designated funds:

Programming and Cultural Funds – Tarbut Yehudiah

Repairing Our World – Tikkun Olam

World Jewry – Klal Yisrael


TRS Endowed Funds – Dor L’Dor


The Temple Rodef Shalom Endowment is composed of five “baskets” whose aim is to preserve the community we have built together and strengthen the congregation for the future.

Morashah: The Legacy Society of Temple Rodef Shalom is for members who have expressed an intention to provide a bequest to Temple Rodef Shalom.

General Endowment 

The General Endowment is an unrestricted, long-term resource for supporting the Temple’s mission and programs.

Capital Endowment Fund

The Capital Endowment is used to maintain, enhance and expand our facilities.
Named and designated fund:

Bunny’s Place Maintenance Endowment Fund maintains and enhances our outdoor gathering and play space

Congregational Life Endowment

Congregational Life Endowment is used to educate and enhance Jewish values, culture and knowledge in the lives of our congregants; for support of cultural programming, adult education and congregational engagement.
Named and designated funds, in alphabetical order:

Spiritual, Worship and Clergy Endowment

The Spiritual, Worship and Clergy Endowment is used to serve the spiritual, pastoral and worship needs of our congregation: supporting ritual practices, worship services, clergy discretionary funds, and clergy positions and professional development.
Named and designated fund:

Harvey and Barbara Levin Memorial Fund purchases and refurbishes religious artifacts for the sanctuary

Youth Engagement Endowment

The Youth Engagement Endowment is used to increase opportunities for youth to engage with Judaism: supporting youth programs, education, scholarships, travel, and faculty professional development.
Named and designated funds, in alphabetical order:

We are grateful to the members who have established the above endowment funds at Temple Rodef Shalom. For information about establishing an endowment fund or contributing to an existing fund, please contact the Director of Philanthropy.