Temple Beth Tikvah relies on the generosity of donors like you to sustain our synagogue and offer the many opportunities that a temple family has for worship, learning, social justice activities and community. We thank you for your support of our temple!

Support the 5778 Annual Fund!

The Annual Fund supports the ongoing operations of TBT. Your support allows us to open our congregation to all people who seek to be members regardless of ability to pay the annual membership commitment. Without your support we cannot meet our annual budget needs.

All gifts matter! Please help today with a gift that is meaningful to you!

Read the President's Letter of Appeal HERE. Download the Donation Form HERE.

Or make your gift on-line via PayPal!

In addition to our funds, you can Create-a-Jewish Legacy by leaving a gift to TBT in your estate planning. For information about our legacy giving program, contact Kim Romine at TBT or contact Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven at lstanger@jewishnewhaven.org or 203-387-2424, ext. 382. Bequests made through the Foundation can be designated for the sole benefit of Temple Beth Tikvah. You can learn more about legacy giving here.

To Donate to any of our Funds, please contact Kim Romine, Temple Administrator at 203-245-7028 or admin@tbtshoreline.org.

Special Funds
Temple Beth Tikvah, through the generosity of members, has established special funds for various program concerns to enrich Jewish life.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Established to provide our Rabbi with resources to assist families, individuals, and organizations within the temple and the general community. The Rabbi uses the fund for the purpose of tzedekah in the case of emergencies or special requests that may come to her attention.

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund Established to provide our Cantor with resources to assist families, individuals, and organizations within the temple and the general community. The Cantor uses the fund for the purpose of tzedakah in the case of emergencies or special requests that come to his attention.

Endowment Fund Established with the goal of guaranteeing long range and permanent financial security for congregation, addressing exceptional physical, educational, and spiritual necessities.

The Building Fund Established to maintain and develop the physical facilities of the temple.

The Cemetery Fund The principal purpose of the Cemetery Fund is the maintenance and enhancement of the TBT secion of the Beaverbrook Cemetery in Clinton.

The General Fund Established to support ongoing operational temple activities.                    

The Helen Katz Goodkind Beautification Fund Established in memory ofHelen Katz Goodkind, beloved wife of William Goodkind. The fund provides resources for the maintenance and development ofbeautification projects within the temple and on temple grounds.

The Judith K. Barr Adult Education Fund In loving memory of Judith Barr, this fund has been established by Dr. Charles Barr to honor Judith’s dedication to Adult Education. The fund enables TBT to host speakers and to ensure a thriving adult education program.

The Laurence & Elaine Sommer Memorial Fund for Social Justice Established in memory of Laurence and Elaine Sommer, who throughout their lifetimes cared for the hungry, homeless and disadvantaged.  Through the auspices of this ongoing tzedakah fund, donations received are dispersed to agencies which continue good works.

The Leo Bonoff Fund for Youth Study in Israel Established in memory of Leo Bonoff to provide assistance to the youth of Temple Beth Tikvah for study in Israel.  Assistance is offered to students on a financial need basis.

The Library Fund Established to provide financial resources for the growth and development of the library collection. Contributions will be used to acquire fiction and non-fiction, audio-visual materials, and children’s books.

The Mark Rosenblum Memorial Technology Fund Established in memory of Mark Rosenblum, son of Barbara and Lewis Rosenblum. The fund is earmarked to develop computer resources for our synagogue Religious School.

The Mary and Israel Ticotsky Education Fund Established in memory of Mary and Israel Ticotsky, founding members of Temple Beth Tikvah. The fund provides for unique school projects, educational equipment, and emergency needs of our Religious School.

Memorial Placques To memorialize our loved ones who have passed in perpetuity, members of the congregation can purchase yahrzeit placques which are lit each year on the observance of the individual’s yahrzeit and communal yizkor. Cost of a placque is $360.

The Nursery School Fund Established to enhance the program and physical needs of the Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School.

The Prayerbook Fund Established to provide for the purchase of new prayerbooks and the repair of our prayerbooks and Chumashim for weekday and Shabbat services.

The Rabbi Howard  Sommer Fund for Continuing Jewish Education Established to offer monetary incentives for undergraduate students to pursue Judaic Studies in college. Tuition support is offered to students completing courses in Hebrew Language, Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy, or Jewish Theology.

The Richard C. Kahrimanis Choir Fund Established to support the choir and other musical activities of Temple Beth Tikvah.  The funds are used to support  musical programming for services, educational events and concerts as determined by the Cantor and Religious Activities Committee.

The Silidker Family Music Enrichment Fund In memory of Joel Silidker, this fund will sponsor an annual special music event or artist in residence program at TBT.

The Sisterhood Cantorial Fund Established to assure the continued ability to support a full-time Cantor.

The Tree of Life The purchase of a leaf or stone on our Tree of Life serves as a visual reminder of our most cherished, joyous events and provides an opportunity for synagogue members to share those moments. A leaf may be purchased for $180, and a stone for $636.

The Youth Scholarship Fund Established to provide financial assistance for High School students to participatein SALTY (Shoreline Alliance of Temple Youth) programs. Assistance is offered to students on a financial need basis.

To Donate to any of our Funds,
please contact Kim Romine, Temple Administrator
at 203-245-7028 or admin@tbtshoreline.org.

Coming soon, the ability to make donations online!