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                               About Our Funds

Making a contribution to Temple Sinai is a wonderful way to honor a loved one's memory or acknowledge a special occasion. Please see a description of each fund and it's purpose below.

If you have any further questions please contact our office at

(585) 381-6890

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Non-Endowment Funds 

The non-endowment funds are meant to be spent as needs come along and to fulfill parts of the budget. 

Accessibility and Inclusion

To pay for capital improvements and purchase of equipment so that everyone may have access to programs and facilities; to pay interpreters and other special needs assistants. To pay for programming.

Adult Education

To support adult education programs.


For the purchase of building furnishings and capital improvements. Specific large repair and maintenance items can be paid for with Board of Trustees approval.

Cantor Discretionary

Used for a variety of charitable and educational purposes, as well as for musical programming within Temple and the community at the Cantor's discretion.

College Connection

To send Temple’s college students High Holiday and Passover packages and other items to maintain their connection with Temple

Floral Fund

For the purchase of interior plants and flowers.

General Operating

Helps defray the operating costs of the congregation and supplement the operating budget.

Israel Programming

To promote Israel-related programming at Temple.

Israel Youth and Study

To support Temple youth who participate in accredited travel/education programs in Israel.

Joel Bloom Memorial

Used to maintain the garden and fund special programs within the realms of Jewish music and entertainment.


Provide special music programs for the congregation, help supplement ongoing musical activities such as youth music groups and choir; provide appropriate materials.


To purchase library materials, reference books, literature and computer material.

Mitzvah Connection

Provides for response to our individual families at times of joy and celebration, as well as difficult times such as illness or death.

Next Stage

To enhance programming for the Baby Boomers and Beyond community of practice population


Provides additional funding for Onegs.


Provides for the purchase and repair of prayer books and Torah books.

President’s Discretionary

President can use contributed funds for any temple or socially beneficial activities.

Rabbi Katz/Rabbi Till Discretionary 

Used for scholarships and a variety of charitable and educational purposes, as well as for projects within the Temple and the community at the Rabbi's discretion.

RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)

To support Temple Sinai’s participation in RAIHN and make contributions to central RAIHN organization.

Religious School

To provide for unbudgeted school needs including scholarships for students with financial needs.

Robin Shiffrin URJ Campership

To contribute up to $250 towards the cost of a first time camper at a URJ summer camp.

Schoenfeld Social Action

Devoted to Tikkun Olam, to support social action projects.

Sinai Youth Group

To support youth activities

Ted Rothschild Art and Cultural

To assist with purchase and maintenance of artwork to enhance the beauty of our synagogue, increase our exposure to works of art with religious significance. Contributions also support programming in the fields of art, drama, literature and Judaic studies.

Torah Restoration

To be used for Torah repairs

Tree of Life Leadership

To promote leadership development and support participation in URJ conferences.

Windows of Light/Habitat

Currently being used to fund Temple Sinai’s contribution to the Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Building Projects that we have been involved in and to fund our next Habitat House.

Endowment Funds

Temple Sinai invests the endowed capital. The endowments are there in perpetuity, and generally yield about 4% per year as a contribution to various parts of the budget. Therefore, the capital is never touched, ensuring that the donor’s gift is a permanent source of funding. It's a gift that keeps on giving.

Cultural Endowment

Income from the endowment principal supports substantive programming in the fields of art, drama, literature and Judaic studies. These programs help enrich the Jewish community at large as well as enhance Temple Sinai's place within the community.

General Endowment

Income is to be used to supplement annual budget income; principal is forever restricted

Shabbat Family Program Endowment

To have daytime Shabbat family intergenerational programming.

Youth Endowment

The annual income is used for youth group programming


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