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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

An Egalitarian, Conservative Jewish Congregation – Be A Part of Us!

918 East Gibson Street, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 342-0350 | Email Us

Endowment Funds

Temple Fund

Contributions help support the general operating costs  of Temple Israel.

Happiness Fund

Contributions support weekly Kiddushim.

Building Preservation Fund

Contributions support the considerable cost of maintaining our historic synagogue.

Frances and Irving Kaufman Special Projects Fund

Established in memory of their parents by Howard Kaufman and Robin Kaufman. Funds support

Elaine Bernstein Temple Beautification Fund 

Elaine Bernstein typified the beautiful spirit of this congregation. Elaine served with great distinction  as the first woman  president of Temple Israel. The fund was established in memory of Elaine by her husband Donald Bernstein. Contributions to this fund are used to beautify the Temple.

Reba and Art Douglass Religious School Fund
Established in memory of Reba Douglass by her husband, Art, the funds are used to serve the various needs of the Religious School, including scholarships, special educational tools and/or equipment, special educational programs, etc.

Rabbi’s Tzedakah Fund

Perpetuating the Jewish value of tzedakah, this fund is used to help those in need on a confidential basis – in the greater Jewish community, the Scranton community, or those who are members of our congregation. In addition, this fund helps support Jewish and non-Jewish organizations engaged in tzedakah.

Irving and Fraydel Eisenstat Leadership Development Fund

Established in memory of Irving and Fraydel Eisenstat. Contributions to this fund are used for leadership development, specifically in areas such as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism conventions and conferences.

Jaffe Family Youth Education Fund

Levy Hall Fund

Contributions help support the general maintenance of Levy Hall.

Michael L. and Sara Goodman Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of the Goodmans, the fund is used for educational programming.

M.L. Hodin Scholar-in-Residence Fund
The purpose of this fund is to memorialize a distinguished Temple and community leader. Contributions to this fund are used to present outstanding Jewish scholars to the membership and community.

Norman H. Hollander Memorial Fund
Created in memory of the late Norman H. Hollander by his family. The funds are used to provide kiddush cups for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Sara Morris Mitzvah Fund
Funds the services of the Mitzvah committee including shiva meals, holiday packages, and donations to local youth charities.

Harry & Marion Nivert Programming Fund

Contributions are used for the various programs held at Temple Israel. Donations help keep events affordable for all members.

Prayer Book Fund

A new prayer book can be purchased in honor or memory of some person or occasion. At present, the cost of a new prayer book is $50.00