You can acknowledge life cycle events by making tribute donations that help meet needs that might not otherwise be adequately met. Tribute donations may be made to honor a birthday, anniversary or special occasion; to express sympathy; to honor the memory of a loved one, or simple to say “thank you” to a teacher or a friend. There are a variety of ways this can be done at Temple Aliyah. We regret we cannot process credit card payments at this time.
Please review the list below of our funds, then click here to make a donation online, call the synagogue office at (781) 444-8522, or stop by the office and complete a donor envelope. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated by Temple Aliyah.
General Fund (unrestricted)
Donations support the ongoing religious, educational, and social action work of our Congregation.
Community Caring (Hesed) Fund
This fund provides a variety of support activities for our synagogue community, as overseen by our Hesed Committee, including, for example, assistance for bereaved families such as food deliveries during shiva; home and hospital visits; assistance to the elderly and/or infirm, rides to religious services, doctors' appointments or shopping.
Gan Aliyah Preschool Fund
Donations to the Gan Aliyah Preschool Fund support and enhance our educational program for our youngest children at Temple Aliyah.
Mercaz Aliyah Fund
Funds are used to supplement the Mercaz Aliyah budget to provide educational speakers, programs, and materials to enhanc our children's Jewish education.
Temple Tots Fund
Donations to Temple Tots at Temple Aliyah support family programming and outreach to new families with children up to age 5. Temple Tots engages families with young children in a wide range of activities: Tot-friendly services, Music with Margie toddler classes, Kabbalat Shabbat services & dinners, our Sunday Brunch Learning Series, and special social and holiday events throughout the year.
Donations to TA-K26 at Temple Aliyah support family programming specifically designed to connect kids in grades K-6—whether in public schools, Jewish day schools or independent schools—and their parents in a variety of Shabbat, holiday, and social events.
Israel Kesher Fund
Donations are used to educate members of our synagogue on the many issues that Israel and Israelis face today, and to provide financial support for a variety of projects in Israel.
This fund will ensure that the Temple continues to maintain and improve security systems, training and capabilities in order to best protect the membership, clergy and staff.
Passport to Israel Fund
Passport to Israel is a savings incentive program that encourages families to start saving early for a child's educational Israel experience, which is vital in forming their adult Jewish identity. Contributions to this fund help the Temple match parents' contributions.
Synagogue Enhancement Fund
This fund contributes to maintaining and improving the appearance and beauty of our building and grounds.
Chet Feldman Jewish Youth Programming Fund
The fund assists youth in our community pursuing Jewish youth programs in the summer and throughout the year, making it possible for children who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend or participate.
Marcia Levin Scholarship Fund
An annual scholarship award given to given to one outstanding member of the 7th grade class at Mercaz Aliyah who will be pursuing continued Jewish education at Hebrew College's Prozdor or a comparable Jewish academic program.
Barbara Stein Garden Fund
This fund maintains and enhances the garden in front of the main entrance to our synagogue.
Edna Gelman Library Fund
Named in memory of Edna Gelman to revitalize and maintain Temple Aliyah’s library.
Robert Freeman Scholarship Fund
A $500 per year renewable (up to 4 years) scholarship to support a qualified and deserving Mercaz Aliyah student who wishes to pursue further studies at Hebrew College's Prozdor.
These funds support the purchase of Siddurim (prayerbooks), Humashim (Bibles), and other liturgical materials, based on the needs of the community.
Prayer Book Fund ($36.00 minimum)
Provides funds for the purchase, as needed, of Siddurim (prayerbooks) for our community. Contibuted volumes may be inscribed with a bookplate in honor or memory of a loved one.
Chumash Fund ($72.00 minimum)
Provides funds for the purchase, as needed, of Chumashim (Bibles) for our community. Contributed volumes may be inscribed with a bookplate in honor or memory of a loved one.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
There are many instances during the year when Rabbi Perkins recognizes a particular need within our Jewish community. The fund allows him to provide confidential assistance at his discretion. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please contact Marie, the Rabbi’s administrative assistant, in the synagogue office, either at 781-444-8522 or by email.
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
There are many instances during the year when Cantor Gloth recognizes a particular need within our Jewish community. The fund allows him to provide confidential assistance at his discretion. If you are interested in contributing to that fund, please contact Marie in the synagogue office, either at 781-444-8522 or by email.
Yahrzeit plaques memorializing a loved one are mounted on special yahrzeit boards in the Sanctuary, and these are lit around the time of the anniversary of the beloved’s death—and all are also lit on days on which Yizkor is recited. Download an order form or contact Dawn Ringel for more information about ordering a plaque.
Tree of Life ($118 minimum)
Inscribe a leaf for any of life’s celebrations. These are intended to honor special milestones in your family’s life or in the life of a fellow Temple member. When a contribution is made, a leaf will be added to the Tree of Life outside the Chapel. The funds will be used for general operating purposes.
How to establish a Memorial Fund at Temple Aliyah
We welcome you to add to the list of Temple Aliyah Funds. Several opportunities exist for new funds to provide programs to support needs of Temple Aliyah that might not otherwise be possible. You may obtain naming rights for a fund provided that the fund is established with a beginning principal amount as determined by the Board of Trustees from time to time. Various creative methods exist for initial funding. Contact either the President, Treasurer or Endowment Committee Chair for more information and to discuss potential new funds. The establishment of all new funds are subject to approval by the Temple Aliyah Board of Trustees.