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Description of Funds 

General Fund

The General Fund helps support daily operations and the many programs our synagogue offers in the community throughout the year. Our goal to offer the best in Jewish programming is made possible by gifts from you and others who are dedicated to the future of B’nai Shalom of Olney.

 

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Donations to this fund allow the rabbi to respond to needs in the community either by directly and confidentially assisting congregants in need, by supporting other worthy organizations, or by providing scholarships for Jewish programming.

 

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund

Contributions to this fund are used by the cantor for any and every music need at her discretion. This may include purchasing music for the choir, supplies for music programs for all ages or bringing musical performances to our congregation.

 

Endowment Fund

Contributions will be added to the synagogue’s endowment, the purpose of which is to provide an additional source of annual income to strengthen the congregation’s financial foundation. By making a restricted gift to this permanent fund, you are helping to support B’nai Shalom of Olney for many generations to come.

 

Chai Circle Fund

Contributions will have a direct effect on supporting those individuals and families in our community who are unable to afford the full cost of membership at B’nai Shalom of Olney. Donations from you and other donors to the Chai Circle permit those in need to enjoy and benefit from being a part of our synagogue.

 

Alex P. Kovalsky Endowment Fund

This fund is especially meaningful as it memorializes the short life of Alex Kovalsky, a 16 year-old young man who lived with intellectual disabilities and profound deafness. Throughout his life, Alex benefited greatly from Jewish organizations that promoted inclusion. Your gift will be added to the funds that provide scholarships to individuals with special needs so they can participate in Jewish educational and social programs. Additionally, funds are available to groups organizing programs that directly benefit children and adults living with special needs, helping someone to live life as fully and exuberantly as Alex did.

 

Scholar in Residence Fund

Contributions help support this outstanding program, dedicated to bringing top Judaic scholars to BSO for periods of meaningful learning and engagement. Our distinguished scholars have inspired our congregation with a range of significant topics and a wealth of knowledge.

 

Louis and Miriam Brown Memorial Endowment Fund

Donations will help support the acquisition and maintenance of precious ritual items for BSO, including but not limited to, purchase, repair and/or cleaning of Torahs, Mezzuzot, Havdalah items, Menorahs, Tallit and Siddurim.

 

Kiddush Fund

Donations support our weekly Onegim and Kiddushim and enhance the Shabbat and holiday experiences for our community.

 

Click here to download a PDF document of all the available endowment funds

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