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Donation Fund Descriptions


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Adult Education Fund

Provides funds for guest speakers and guest Torah Study leaders. Donations may be directed specifically to Evening Programs, the Daytime Speaker Series, Torah Study, or to the fund in general.

Ann Zworth Holocaust Education Fund

Provides funds towards educating congregants and the general public about all aspects of the Holocaust through the funding of speakers and events and sponsorship of students to the "March of Living" program.


Arthur and Dvora Brown Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides a scholarship for URJ Camp George to one student each year, based on scholastic achievement and leadership.

Brotherhood Fund
Provides monies to assist Temple further its goals.

Camp George Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships on an “as needed” basis to financially assist Temple Har Zion families wanting to send their children to URJ Camp George.

Chesed Fund
Provides funds to reimburse some of the expenses Chesed Committee volunteers personally incur such as when visiting Temple members in the hospital (hospital parking) or sending out cards (postage).  

David Platnick Camp Scholarship Fund
Provides funds to send children to Camp George

Davis Yacht Garden - Gan Moshe Fund
Provides funds for the ongoing maintenance of a
Temple garden in which we hold Shabbat evening services from time to time, and in which members can sit or stroll outdoors and celebrate their weddings and other simchas.

Director of Education & School Fund
Subsidizes educational programs for Religious and Hebrew School students and teachers, professional development and special events. Purchase of equipment or materials to enhance our school's learning environment.

Hazzanit’s Music Fund
Provides funds to support musical programming to benefit our Temple Community.

Kosher Food Bank Fund
Provides funds to a local Kosher Food Bank which aims to provide wholesome food to the needy in our community in a dignified manner. 

Legacy Fund
Provides funds for the maintenance of capital improvements to the physical plant of the congregation and for both current and future objectives, activities and programs of the congregation. The fund supports the long term financial security and continuity of our congregation.

Library Fund
Provides funds for the purchase of books, periodicals, and library equipment.

Lynn Rae Israel Scholarship Fund
Contributes funds towards scholarship youths who have completed the Temple Har Zion Confirmation program. These merit-based scholarships assist eligible youth to attend Israel Reform movement programs such as a NFTY Israel trip or a semester at the Heller High School in Israel (formerly NFTY-EIE).

Marvin Kopstick Leadership Fund
Provides funds to promote leadership among our lay leaders. Assistance is provided to both individuals and events that advance leadership qualities and will enhance the future growth of our Temple.


Members Helping Members Fund

Provides emergency assistance to those members experiencing financial hardship, to a maximum amount of $500 per request, or as the fund may permit, to be repayable upon agreed terms and conditions.


MHARZY Leadership Fund
Provides funds to send our youth to National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) programs and events, and for local MHARZY programming.


Music Fund
Provides funds for the enhancement of our music programs and to purchase necessary materials and equipment.


Prayer Book Funds

Provides for the funding of our prayer books and and an inscription in memory of a loved one or in honour of a special or milestone occasion in a loved one’s life.  


Rabbi Michael and Celia Stroh Adult Education Program Tribute Fund
Provides funding for an annual Adult Education Program, in their honour, emphasizing Jewish theology and philosophy.


Sanctuary Chair Plaque Fund
Provides an inscribed plaque on one of the chairs in honour of a special occasion, or memory of a loved one.

Security Fund
Helps offset some of the increased costs associated with providing a safe and secure place in which to connect, be engaged and inspired.

Sisterhood Fund
Provides financial support for URJ camp scholarships, funding to Temple Youth for various programs including MHARZY and March of the Living, and provides gifts to our Confirmands and B'nai Mitzvah students. 

THZ Fund
Funds Shabbat Kiddush, refreshments provided before or after Friday Shabbat services or breakfasts for Morning Minyan or Torah study.

Torah Fund
Provides for the purchase and repair items specifically related to the Torah, such as the crowns, yads, breast plates and mantles.

Video Streaming Fund
Provides for the ongoing provision of live streamed services.

Youth Development Fund - see MHARZY Leadership Fund

Youth Engagement and Travel Fund
Funds programming for post-B’nai Mitzvah education and engagement, including travel and hands-on experiential learning.

All donations may be made online.  For further information about these funds, please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Carol Handelman .

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Out of the Cold Fund
Supports our Out of the Cold program which, for nine Wednesdays in winter, warmly welcomes homeless and socially-isolated people as guests to our synagogue for a hot meal and a safe place to spend the night.

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