Tribute Funds

A donation to a temple tribute fund is an excellent way to honor family and friends on a special occasion, as well as a thoughtful way to express condolences should the need arise. By replacing commercial greetings and e-cards with tributes, you can make a meaningful contribution to temple over time. The office staff will gladly send notification of your donation to the recipient and publish all tributes of $10 or more in the Shofar. Donations may be made by calling the temple office at (973) 239-1321, e-mailing or printing a donation form (click here) and mailing it to the temple office.

Following is a list of our active tribute funds:


Rabbi Laurence Groffman’s Good Works Fund: Supports individual and community needs at the discretion of the rabbi.

Cantor’s Good Works/Music Fund: Supports musical and community needs at the discretion of the cantor.

Rabbi Emeritus Norman Patz’s Fund: Supports individual and community needs at the discretion of rabbi emeritus


Operating Fund: Funds the day-to-day operations of the temple in accordance with the annual budget approved by the congregation, as well as some capital improvements

Anita and Marcel Bollag Children’s Programming Fund: Supports a variety of programming for children, primarily through grade six.

Ark Fund: Provides for the maintenance or purchase of religious objects

Prayer Book Fund: Funds the purchase of prayer books used by the congregation

Caring Connection Fund: Provides support for people experiencing loss, health problems or other personal challenges

Senior Youth Group Fund : Supports programs and activities of temple youth

Religious School Fund: Benefits the religious school

Religious School Scholarship Fund: Provides assistance for religious school tuition

Adult Education Fund: Supports adult education and enrichment

Israel Scholarship Fund: Provides subsidies for student trips to Israel

Augusta & Gilbert Flyer Campership Fund: Provides scholarships to summer camp for qualified students

Tree Fund: Purchases trees in Israel

Stained Glass Window Fund: Funds maintenance and repairs to stained glass windows in sanctuary

Saturday Torah Study Fund: Purchases books and materials for adult Torah study.


Yarzheit Fund: Assists congregants in need with funeral costs or shiva

Harry and Zelda Horowitz Library Fund: Supports the purchase of library books and helps to maintain the temple’s library

John Oettinger Memorial Fund: Provides funding for landscaping and other improvements to the temple’s grounds

Mark Lefkowitz/Benjamin Steinlight Memorial Fund: Assists people with disabilities and funds projects to make the temple handicapped accessible

Sigman Music Fund: Provides funding for musical programs

Jay Levine Sanctuary Fund: Provides funding for sanctuary maintenance and repairs