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Our Funds

General Purpose Funds 

These funds can be used broadly to support Har HaShem in the current year.

  • Har HaShem’s General Operating Fund supports all of the congregation’s work – prayer, learning, community building and social action – in the current year.
  • Har HaShem’s Annual Campaign provides needed additional support for the congregation, increasing our impact upon our members and our community.
  • Har HaShem’s Building Fund provides for improvements and maintenance of our buildings.
  • The Oneg Fund supports our congregation’s gathering after services, supporting our sense of community.

Discretionary Funds 

Har HaShem Clergy and staff use their discretionary funds to strengthen our community, local and national organizations that support our mission, and individuals in need. Har HaShem accepts donations for discretionary funds held by Rabbi Greene, Cantor Devorah Avery, Rabbi Deborah Bronstein, Rabbi Ruthie Gelfarb, and Executive Director Alan Friedman.

Restricted Funds 

These funds support specific programs or purposes.

  • The Bikkur Cholim Fund helps us support community members when they face challenges in their lives.
  • Har HaShem’s Tikkun Olam Fund supports programs that support and strengthen our community,
  • The Religious School Scholarship Fund helps families and children participate in our educational programs without regard to financial need.
  • The Campership Fund provides scholarships that help Har HaShem families send their children to Jewish summer camps.
  • B’nai Mitzvah Tutorial Scholarship Fund helps Har HaShem ensure that all of our students are mentored regardless of financial need.
  • Molly Lorber Snyder Garden Fund helps maintain the landscaping around Har HaShem's buildings.
  • The Prayerbook Fund helps Har HaShem maintain our prayerbooks for Shabbat and High Holy Days.
  • Gifts to the Youth Group Scholarship Fund ensure that all of our children can participate in Har HaShem’s youth groups, including regional and national youth group activities, and attend summer camp.


These funds generate income to support the congregation. The principal of the fund is held in perpetuity.

  • The General Endowment Fund generates income that supports all of the congregation’s work – prayer, learning, community building and social action – in the current year.
  • Eileen Hirschfield Imerman Lansky IST Endowment Fund provides scholarships to help Har HaShem teens visit Israel.
  • Cantor and Rabbi Endowment Fund funds salaries, benefits and professional development for our clergy.
  • Symposium on Spirituality and the Environment Fund supports our annual program to explore the connections between faith traditions, spirituality, the environment and environmentalism.

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