The following funds are available to give members the opportunity to support our synagogue and to acknowledge both joyous and sad occasions. For a minimum donation of $5.00 a personalized card is sent to the person or family specified. The contribution will also be listed in the Newsletter, unless anonymity is requested. For donations made to the Abraham & Yetta Paletz Memorial Youth Fund, the Henri Gros Outreach Fund, the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, please make checks payable to the specific fund. For all other funds, checks should be made payable to ICCJ.
Abraham & Yetta Paletz Memorial Youth Fund – Contributions are used to directly benefit the youth of ICCJ.
Education Fund – Contributions are used to support the speakers and seminars for congregational enrichment.
Bella and Harry Richter Memorial Library Fund – Contributions are used to purchase books and other print or electronic media for the synagogue library.
Henri Gros Outreach Fund – “Outreach” is defined as “touching or extending with an outstretched hand.” The Henri Gros Outreach Fund, begun in 1995, reflects Henri’s raison d’etre — to reach out to people The fund helps to service our fellow congregants in times of joy, need, and sorrow. The parents of a newborn receives a mezuzah to be placed on her or his doorpost; a bat/bar mitzvah receives a chumash to treasure for a lifetime. Someone who is discharged from a stay in the hospital need not worry about preparing the first shabbat dinner at home. For mourners, Shabbat dinner during the shiva period is provided.
ICCJ Synagogue Fund – Contributions are used to assist with all synagogue financial needs.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – This fund allows our rabbi to contribute to institutions or give to individuals in need.
Ritual Fund – Contributions are used to purchase and maintain prayer books and other religious material for the synagogue.
Youth Fund – Contributions are used to support our youth programs.
Every year, at Yom Kippur, ICCJ publishes the Golden Book to memorialize loved ones who have passed away.
To see a copy of the most recent book, please click on the adjacent image.
Sisterhood’s Purim Sameach Fundraising Project performs the mitzvah of sending gifts to one another. A Bag of Goodies is be given to each family whose name is provided on an application form. A list of all those who sent you Purim Greetings is also included.