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Adath Jeshurun Foundation

Foundation Funds

As of October 6, 2016—Tishrei 4 5777

Foundation fund sponsors are members of the Adath Jeshurun Foundation Legacy Society.

Burton and Marty Abramson Fund impacts young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Adath Jeshurun Congregation Fund supports general operating needs of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Adath Women's League Fund supports activities of the Adath Jeshurun Women's League

Anonymous enhances senior programming at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Ken and Sally Appelbaum Keruv Fund provides seed money for new programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation and supports the needs of our diverse community with a specific focus on outreach to underserved populations

Sally Leafman Appelbaum Life Members Fund supports a lifetime membership to Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Lorraine and Alex Astren Family Jewish Studies Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young adults at Adath Jeshurun Congregation seeking to become Jewish professionals

Badower Family Fund supports general education needs of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Bach/Segall Family Fund for Adult Learning supports adult education programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Shirley and Zollie Baratz Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation for Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences

Bender Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Martin and Ginger Bell Jewish Enhancement Fund encourages Adath's young people to further develop and enhance their Jewish experience during the post B'nai Mitzvah years

Fred and Margo Berdass Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Albert, Minnie and Sandra Bergman Fund supports adult learning at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Berman Family Chair in Jewish Learning supports the Director of Jewish Learning position at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Charlotte and Richard Berman Family Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within the synagogue

Grace and Morris Besner Gan Shelanu Fund supports the Gan Shelanu Preschool at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Bnai Emet Legacy Fund maintains Bnai Emet's legacy at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Bnai Emet Scholarship Fund supports scholarships or assistance to congregants of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to further their Jewish education

Art Brand Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Adath Jeshurun Congregation young people for Jewish summer camp

Briskin-Sholler Family Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for Adath young people to participate in Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences

Martin and Bonnie Bush Family Fund supports capital improvements and long-term maintenance of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation synagogue building

Capital Repair and Replacement Fund supports capital improvements and long-term maintenance needs of the synagogue building

The Chai Fund supports the greatest needs in the synagogue

Ella and Alexander Chester Fund supports educational programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Chevra Kavod Hamet Endowment Fund supports the work of the Chevra Kavod Hamet at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Norman Cohen Family Education Fund provides scholarships for families who require financial assistance in order to send their children to the Talmud Torah of Minneapolis

Bertram and Charlotte Cooper Adult Education Fund supports adult education at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Henry and Harriet Davis Family Fund supports the Gan Shelanu Preschool
at Adath Jeshurun Congregation primarily through the purchase of educational equipment and toys

Leah and Harold Davis Family Fund for Education of Children and Youth supports the educational needs of children and youth at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Education Programming Fund supports our education staff and all education programming - from babies and toddlers, through Gan Shelanu, Sunday School, SMP, Youth, Adults, to Seniors. This fund is also for educational material and equipment

Henry and Fannie Farb Library Fund supports the library at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Geraldine and Herbert Fineberg Family Fund supports enhanced Shabbat programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, especially if it can occasionally include providing food/desserts for the congregation

Fink Life Members Fund supports a lifetime membership to Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Bernice and Jerry Fischbein Memorial Fund supports training and education for the Chevra Kaddisha at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Foundation General Fund supports general operating needs of the synagogue and the Foundation

Paula and Norman Fox Hesed Fund supports Adath Jeshurun Congregation's Hesed Committee in its efforts in the areas of housing, hunger, and the well-being of children

Jean and Philip Freeman Family Fund offers support to feed the community at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Gan Shelanu Programming Endowment Fund supports programming at the Gan Shelanu Preschool

Ruthie and Elliott Gensler Memorial Fund provides financial need-based scholarships to young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation for summer camp and Israel experiences

Marion L. and John C. Gepner Family Fund for Youth supports youth programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Bernard and Ida Gingold Fund supports general purposes of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Elaine Gingold Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Esther and Bennett Goldberg Access Fund enables congregants of all ages with special needs to participate in religious, cultural, and educational activities in the synagogue

Marlene and Sandy Goldberg Family Fund supports choral activities at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Harold and Zelda Goldenberg Israel Experience Fund encourages and enables members of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and their families to study in Israel

Ronna and Victor Goldsteen Fund supports inclusion and adult education for the Adath Jeshurun Congregation community and the greater Minneapolis Jewish community

Alvin and Judy Goldstein Israel Scholarship Fund provides scholarship funds for children of Adath Jeshurun members to travel or study in Israel

 "Red" and Irene Goldstein Simcha Fund ensures floral arrangements for Shabbat Services and High Holidays and assists families lacking funds for flowers for various simachot (happy occasions) carrying on the tradition of the use of flowers as an expression of the beauty of life

Gilbert and Rita Greenberg Family Fund supports children of all ages at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Ida and Irving Greenfield Education Fund supports educational programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Teri and Mike Greenstein Jewish Education Fund supports Adath's Jewish education programming

Grone Family Music Fund provides support for musical programming and related materials at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Ferne and Edward Grosmann Social Action Fund supports social action activities at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Gross Family Library Fund supports expenses of the Gross Family Library

Charles Grossman and Elizabeth Smith Fund enhances and promotes staff education at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

N. Bud and Beverly Grossman Foundation Fund supports enhancements to the N. Bud Grossman Family Chapel

Arleen and Leonard Gruenberg Library Fund supports the library's children's collection at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Ira and Jacqueline Heilicher Interfaith Fund supports interfaith understanding and respect through collaboration and learning within the Adath community.

Phyllis and Dan Heilicher Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within the synagogue

Irving and Frances Herman Education Fund supports any educational need of Adath young people at all age levels from preschool through high school

Hesed Endowment Fund supports the mission of Hesed

Jewish Studies for a Better World Fund supports a lecture series at Adath Jeshurun Congregation with a specific focus on making the world a better place

Diane Jolson Legacy Fund supports the children in the Gan Shelanu Preschool and Adath youth participating in USY summer programs

Al and Helen Kagin Family Fund supports outreach efforts at Adath Jeshurun Congregation including the work of the Volunteer Coordinator

Ben and Miriam Kaitz Family Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to young people of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation for Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences

Joe and Estelle Kane Family Fund supports general education programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Mort and Merle Kane Family Fund for Jewish Education and Camping supports educational programming of Adath Jeshurun Congregation and scholarships for Adath youth to attend Herzl Camp

Leon, Naomi and Phyllis Kaplan Gan Scholarship Fund provides financial aid assistance for Adath families who have children attending the Gan Shelanu Preschool at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Harry and Marilyn Karasov Family Fund supports educational programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Kellogg Family Fund sustains the Adath Jeshurun synagogue community by periodically providing funds to support the annual L'Chaim fund drive, as well as other activities that build synagogue community

Ben and Reva Kibort Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to young people of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation to learn about the Holocaust by visiting the concentration camps

Ruth King-Smith Family Israel Education Fund provides scholarships to students attending accredited Israeli undergraduate, post-graduate, and high school academic programs

George and Ida Kleineman Family Fund benefits children at Adath, whether for academic scholarships, camp tuitions or whatever need might be greatest at any given time

Janus Korczak Scholarship Fund provides camp scholarships to young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Burton Kronick Fund supports adult education and adult education programs at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Kuperman-Aronauer-Sondell Family Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people of Adath Jeshurun Congregation for Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences

Landscape Beautification Fund supports the ongoing landscape beautification needs of the synagogue's grounds

L'Dor V'Dor Lumel Family Fund inspires youth by bringing Judaism alive through educational experiences and study in the post B'nai Mitzvah years in order to foster lifelong learning

Jules and Rose Levin Building Fund supports capital improvements and long-term maintenance of Adath Jeshurun Congregation's synagogue building

Sidney and Irene Levin Family Scholarship and Education Fund supports education programming and provides scholarship assistance to congregants to further their Jewish education

Heddy and Max Levy Ritual Fund supports the purchase of siddurim, chumashim, as well as to repair the Sefrei Torah

Zvi and Miriam Liberman Memorial Fund provides need-based scholarships to young people of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to experience Israel

Ben and Ruth Liman Family Fund supports children's activities at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Kurt and Lee Lindau Education Fund supports adult education programs at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Rosella M. and Morton Lent Gan Shelanu Scholarship Fund assists young families by offering need-based scholarships to the Gan Shelanu

Joseph L. Linoff and Hyman and Edith Edelman Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Sandra and Irwin Mandel Fund supports Bikkur Holim at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Markowitz Family Fund provides scholarships for young people of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to attend Jewish summer camp

The Masorti Fund educates the Adath community about Masorti and offers support to Masorti congregations in Israel

MHN Fund supports the greatest needs within the synagogue

Martin Miller Family Fund supports youth programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Dorothy and Martin Milstein Scholarship Fund supports scholarships or assistance to congregants of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to further their Jewish education

Josephine Feingold Moss Family Fund feeds the community at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Corinne and Robert Neuman Gan Enrichment Fund supports enrichment for Adath's Gan Shelanu Preschool children

Max Newman Family Chair in Rabbinics supports the Senior Rabbi's position at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Numero Steinfeldt Scholar-in-Residence enhances adult learning at the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Orbuch Family Tikkun Olam Fund supports social justice programming, education, and advocacy for youth at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Mel and Beatsy Orenstein Teachers' Education Fund supports professional development of all teachers of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Dr. Milton and Etta Fay Orkin Family Fund supports the ongoing maintenance of the history of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Parish Family Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within the synagogue

Barbara and Larry Parks Scholarship Fund supports need-based scholarships for Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences and adult learning opportunities

Michael Paul Family Fund supports young families at Adath Jeshurun Congregation through scholarships and programming that builds community

Ellis and Ruth Peilen Family Fund provides scholarships to Adath young people for Israel experiences and/or Camp Ramah

Barbara Ziman Pentelovitch Gan Shelanu Fund supports
the greatest needs in scholarship for children attending Gan Shelanu at Adath Jeshurun Congregation.

Perl Family Fund supports scholarships or assistance to congregants of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to further their Jewish education

Phillips Family Foundation Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Rose and Jay Phillips Fund supports adult education and adult education programs at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Norman and Dorothy Pink Family Leadership Fund supports leadership development at Adath Jeshurun Congregation of lay leaders and staff of all ages

Maxine and Mike Ritt Fund supports outreach for elderly congregants at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Jules and Gay Rosenthal Fund for Lifelong Learning supports lifespan development at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Harold and Elaine Rubin Gan Shelanu Endowment Fund supports the congregation's Gan Shelanu Preschool

Saad-Schoenberger Fund supports educational programming and scholarships for youth at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Saba and Savta Fund supports scholarships for Israel trips, Jewish Day Schools and Gan Shelanu Preschool

Paul Salloway Camp Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation to attend Herzl Camp

Helen and Mike Sandler Fund provides outreach to the elderly as part of the Yad Sima Tova Program of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Stephanie Sargent Gan Shelanu Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition for the Gan Shelanu Preschool and support for special projects as needed

Avis Margulies Savitt and Burton Savitt Gan Shelanu Fund provides financial aid assistance for Adath families who have children attending the Gan Shelanu Preschool at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Leonard and Clara Savitt Youth Director Chair supports the Youth Director's position at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Schanfield-Schwartz Family Fund provides recognition for leadership of young people in the Saturday Morning Program (SMP) at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Schneider Family Tenuah Leadership Fund supports leadership development of board members at Adath Jeshurun Congregation at the regional, national, and international level

The Scholarship Fund supports scholarships or assistance to congregants to further their Jewish education

Russell J. and Sylvia H. Schwartz Israel Youth Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships to Adath Jeshurun Congregation young people for Israel experiences

Andrew Seitel Memorial Fund supports children and families at risk at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

William and Ruth Seltz Youth Fund supports youth activities at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Prentice and Marion Shapiro Family Music Fund supports musical programming and related materials at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Lorraine and Sidney Sherman/Schwartzfield Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund supports creative activities of Jewish teenagers, such as Keren-Or, a creative art and writing forum for teens

Sheila and Steven Sigel Family Fund provides financial aid assistance to families of the Gan Shelanu Preschool at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Norman and Dee Silver Fund supports the greatest needs that exist within the Synagogue

Jerome S. Solomon Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young people at Adath Jeshurun Congregation for Jewish summer camp and educational experiences

Millie and Norman Stillman Garden Fund supports the ongoing maintenance of the garden located in the main circle of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Jack and Rochelle Sutin Fund for Sick and Poor Children supports the needs of sick, disabled, and poor children of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

David Marc Thaler Memorial Fund supports educational programming of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Edythe and Burton Toles Fund supports general purposes of Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Linda Weber Hesed Fund benefits children and families at risk

Minnie Weisberg Memorial Fund supports educational programming at Adath Jeshurun Congregation

Gisell and Richie Wien Family Fund offers care and support to the Adath community through its Yad Sima Tova program

Saul Winton Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund provides Camp Ramah scholarships to Adath young people

Jerry and Sharon Zweigbaum Family Art Fund supports the care and maintenance of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation art collection

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Adath Jeshurun Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to The Adath Jeshurun Foundation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to The Adath Foundation or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to The Adath Foundation as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to The Adath Foundation as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and The Adath Foundation where you agree to make a gift to The Adath Foundation and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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