Why An Endowment Fund?
Herzl- Ner Tamid is a vital source for our Jewish lives. It serves as a spiritual, cultural, intellectual and social center grounded in a rich tradition of committed individuals. Each generation has the responsibility to insure that future generations will continue to have the resources to worship, study and celebrate in a sound environment. The Endowment Fund perpetuates our goals for quality Jewish life, through a program of donations and bequests.
The Endowment Fund serves as an ongoing support for enrichment and programs and activities such as:
- Children’s Religious Education
- Special Youth Activities and Israel Travel Programs
- Jewish Content University Course Stipends
- Study – Research Projects
- Cultural Programs
- Educational Programs
- Donor Designated Programs
Only the interest income from the fund will be used, while the body of the Endowment will not be touched, but will continue to grow through the generosity of those committed to enriching Jewish life.
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life, located in our main entry, is a visible symbol, whereby gifts to the Endowment Fund can be recognized. Your contribution to the Endowment Fund will be permanently dedicated by an inscription on either a branch, leaf or rock.
Contributions can be made by outright cash donations, bequests, or life insurance purchases, with your shul as benefactor.
Commemorate simchas like births, birthdays, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or to honor parents, family or friends, by inscribing them on the Tree of Life. You may also insure the religious education of your child or grandchild, from kindergarten through high school with an Educational Endowment.
Donations to the Endowment Fund are recognized by their location on the Tree of Life in the following way:
- Founder: $50,000 – $100,000
- Guardian: $25,000 – $49,999
- Patron: $15,000 – $24,999
- Sustainer: $10,000 – $14,999
- Sponsor: $5,000 – $9,999
- Donor: $3,000 – $4,999
- Supporter: $1,000 – $2,999
- Contributor: $500 – $999
“The future depends on seeds planted today”