Funds & Account Descriptions

Synagogue Funds/Accounts

Archives Account – Maintains items of historical importance to the synagogue

Judge Louis Bloom Minyan Fund – Offsets the cost of refreshments for the morning minyan

Bowman-Finkelstein Rabbi Endowment Fund – Supports the rabbi’s salary package

Judy Brown Memorial Fund – Proceeds are used to defray synagogue operating expenses

Daily Minyan Account – This account will directly support the refreshments for the daily minyan

Floral/Landscape Account – Supplies flowers for the bimah and for landscaping

Jerry & Janet Rosset Fund – Used for youth activities, youth director’s salary or special events for youth

Syngagogue General Fund – Proceeds are used to defray synagogue operating expenses

Yahrtzeit/Yizkor Account – Donations are used to offset general operating accounts in the synagogue

Education Funds/Accounts

Evelyn Much Epstein Bernstein Fund – Used to advance Jewish education

Joseph and Edith Godick Jewish History Lecture Fund – Supports community-wide lectures and/or programs on any and all aspects of Jewish history

Rabbi Louis & Mindell Kaplan Cultural Fund – Used to provide special speakers, artists, musicians or scholars for Ohev Shalom programs

Robert Nichols Adult Education Fund – Used for adult education and related projects

Mispallelim School Funds

Beatrice De Bellis Fund – Helps to pay Hebrew school tuition for eligible families

Donald and Ruth Levinstein Education Fund – Used to defray the cost of our Education Director

Dr. Frank and Sophie Savits Memorial Fund for Jewish Education – Used for educational programs at the synagogue’s religious school

Dorothy & Carl B. Sparkler School/Scholarship Fund – Provides tuition scholarships for Mispallelim grades 4, 5, and 6, and funding for religious school programs and projects

Harriet P. & Larry J. Starer Fund for the Arts – To perpetuate the Jewish arts in the school. This programming will be in the form of art and/or music and/or dance


Philip and Shirley Daley Endowment Fund – For educational programs and scholarships/grants to students for furthering their Jewish education

Melvin Rudman Memorial Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarship money to college/graduate students with preference to accounting/business majors

Debby Silver Camp Fund – Used to award scholarships to children attending Jewish summer overnight camp

Samuel Warwick Fund – Used to provide money to teenagers going to Israel

Ada and Jay Young Jewish Cultural and Educational Fund – Provides funding for children attending Camp Ramah or taking trips to Israel.  May also be used for programming related to Judaism or Israel

Social Action

Helping Those in Need Account – All donations go directly to local programs such as the Life Center, Baby Manna, or other worthwhile organizations

Netzach Fund – 50% to support social outreach programs inside and outside of Ohev Shalom and 50% to support general operations

Alexander H. Brown Feed the Hungry Fund – Used to feed the hungry, with special emphasis on Jews in Delaware County

Specific Use

Balin Chapel Fund – Used to maintain and beautify our chapel

Barron Family Communal Gathering Fund – To help provide communal meals before, during, and after significant events in the building

Ray Doblitz Library Fund – Revenues from this fund are used to purchase books and other materials for the library.

Rose Isaacson Library Account – To purchase books and other materials for the Library

Eli & Sissy Lax Sukkah Terrace Fund – For maintaining the sukkah terrace and other building maintenance

Simon Levin Torah Restoration Fund – For needed Torah repairs and maintenance as approved by the Rabbi, Board of Directors and Ritual Committee

Rabbi’s Discretionary Account – Used by the Rabbi to make donations to worthy charities and causes

Frank M. Rech Prayer Book Fund – Funding to purchase new prayer books on an ongoing basis for the synagogue

School Tribute Account – Used at the discretion of the Education Director

Sisterhood Gift Shop & Special Projects Account – Used for the maintenance, renovation, and/or improvements to the synagogue kitchen, and other synagogue special projects identified by Sisterhood

Jack Swerman Building/Architectural Account – For the purpose of preserving and enhancing our building.

Wolf Auditorium Fund – Used to beautify and maintain our auditorium

Joseph Zommick Cemetery Account – For beautification of the cemetery

L’Chaim (Newsletter) Sponsorship – Sponsor an issue of L’Chaim for $180