Fund List

Synagogue Support Funds

  • Synagogue Support – the unrestricted support of the Congregation
  • Memorial – In memory of a loved one or friend
  • High Holy Day Appeal
  • Membership Dues Relief – to support our vision to welcome all who come to explore or deepen their connection to Judaism and God no matter their financial capabilities

Clergy Philanthropic Fund
These discretionary funds are used by the rabbis and cantor to further the mission of the Congregation

Education Funds

  • Adult Education – support of our mission as a Congregation of Learners
  • Berkman Mercaz Limud –programmatic support of our Religious School
  • Education Scholarship Fund – scholarship support for students of our Religious School
  • Education Innovation – support for innovative ideas for our Religious School
  • Buerger Early Learning Center – scholarship and programmatic support of our childcare center
  • Leo Brenner Holocaust Memorial Fund - help support Rodeph Shalom Holocaust-related activities
  • Benjamin Martin Kates Fund - supports Post B'nai Mitzvah education

Care of Community Funds

  • Bette LaVine Children with Special Needs Fund
  • Caring Community – supports initiatives to aid and comfort congregants during life altering events

Lecture Funds – these funds were set up by donor families to honor their loved ones and support topical speakers of note at the Congregation

  • Joseph J & Lulu Rosenbluth Fund – brings topical speakers of note to the Congregation
  • Joseph W. Rosenbluth – brings speakers on Israel and current events to the Congregation

Social Action

  • Social Action: supports programs of our RiSe Up House of Social Action
  • Hunger ReSponse: help provide meals for Bethesda North Broad
  • MENTOR: support our inner-city one-on-one tutoring program

Art & Historical Preservation Funds

  • Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art – supports the shows and collection of our museum dedicated to contemporary Jewish art
  • RS Youth Theater – supports the year musical theater production featuring children in an original play focusing on Jewish lessons and values
  • Preservation Fund – will help restore and maintain the sanctuary and other historic elements of the facility

Oneg Funds

  • Jamison Mitzvah Fund – supports the annual Break Fast after the concluding service on Yom Kippur
  • Oneg – supports pre‐ and post‐Shabbat Service gatherings

Music Funds

  • Miles Jellinek Music Fund – support innovative musical performances
  • Roberta Lee & D. Arthur Magaziner Music Memorial Fund – supports diverse forms of music at the synagogue
  • Ani Kinor: The RS Orchestra Fund (founded by Gail & Edward Snitzer) – supports sacred music in worship
  • Lee Stanley Music Fund - supports children‐oriented concerts and sacred music

Summer Camp Funds

  • Rabbi Alan D. Fuchs and Carol B. Fuchs Camp Harlam Campership Fund – supports scholarships for students to attend overnight or day camp
  • Walter Camping Fund – supports scholarships for students to attend overnight or day camp

Beth Ahavah LGBTQ Heritage Fund
The Heritage Fund was created to support and promote LGBTQ programming at RodephShalom, and was a legacy from Congregation Beth Ahavah, which merged into RS.

General Education Funds

  • Rabbi Kuhn Gratitude Fund - supports innovative initiatives of Rodeph Shalom