Many of our programs and expenses are funded by contributions, whether they are called dues, gifts or pledges. We have established several funds within the Synagogue. We encourage you to use these funds as a way of honoring or remembering friends and relatives. Give a gift of tzedakah to the Synagogue on the occasion of an anniversary, a birthday, graduation, marriage, birth, recovery from illness, or in memory of a departed friend or loved one. A note, acknowledging your contribution, will be sent to the family honored or remembered by you.
Adat Shalom currently has the following funds established. From time to time as our Synagogue grows, new funds may be added to satisfy particular needs of our congregation.
A contribution form can be found at the following link: Contribution Mail-In Form
ADULT EDUCATION FUND The congregation is committed to providing a variety of Adult Education programs to meet the wide area of interests of all of our members. Most of these programs are presented to our members at no charge or for a nominal fee.
HARRIET BOGDAN FLOWER FUND Dedicated in memory of former member Harriet Bogdan, this fund provides flowers and plants for the High Holy Days services.
BUILDING FUND (Formerly named the General Fund.) These monies are used for the general operations of the synagogue, including physical upkeep, repair and improvement, as well as general programming.
CONTEMPORARY SERVICE FUND Donations are used by the Contemporary Services Committee to provide Kiddush luncheons for the entire congregation following our scheduled Contemporary Services.
DR. SAUL AND EMMA FLEEGLER LIBRARY FUND Named in honor of Dr. Saul and Emma Fleegler who made a very generous contribution to ensure the perpetuity of our library at Adat Shalom and of our spiritual home. Dr. and Mrs. Fleegler valued books and learning and strived to set an example of giving for others by enhancing our synagogue with this beautiful library. Donations provide for the purchase of books and magazines, as well as library supplies.
MEYER & HELEN GISSER CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FUND Funds donated to the Meyer & Helen Gisser Children’s Library Fund are used for the purchase of children’s books for the Dr. Saul and Emma Fleegler Library and for the Preschool library.
MARGARET’S GARDEN FUND Through sorrow comes great beauty. Part of the overall concept in the construction of our chapel, was the inclusion of a Contemplative Garden dedicated in memory of Margaret Schwartz Furman by her parents, Dr. Jonathan and Roberta Schwartz. Donations to this fund are used for the upkeep of the garden.
ALVIN AND MARGARET WEINBERG MILLIGRAM EDUCATIONAL FUND IN SUPPORT OF OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Established by the late Dr. Emerson Milligram in memory of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Milligram were long-time residents of New Kensington, PA, home of Beth Jacob Congregation. Beth Jacob joined with B’nai Israel Congregation of Pittsburgh to form Adat Shalom in 1995. Contributions to this fund will help families in need of tuition support. Dr. Milligram, a college professor for more than 45 years, directed that scholarships should be used to help defray the cost of Jewish education for Jewish students.
PRAYER BOOK FUND All donations to this fund are held in escrow and directed towards the purchase of new prayer books (Siddur Hadash) and Humashim (Etz Hayim). A book plate may be inserted in honor of happy events or in memory of departed loved ones.
PRESCHOOL FUND Donations for the Preschool Fund support the purchase of special items that enhance the preschool experience of our students.
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND Donations are used by the Rabbi, at his discretion, for the betterment of the congregation and the community.
JILL S. ROOK MITZVAH FUND This fund is named in honor of Jill S. Rook, our former Executive Director of 22 years. These monies are used to support the activities of our Mitzvah Team, such as purchasing supplies for preparing meals for Roots of Faith (Sharpsburg) and meals of comfort for our grieving members.
KAREN A. SHAPIRA ISRAEL ROOM FUND Dedicated to the memory of Karen A. Shapira in August 2009, the Adat Shalom Israel Room is an interactive learning experience for students of all ages.
SECURITY FUND Donations to the Security Fund will be used toward upgrading our current fire alarm system and maintaining armed Security Personnel.
TORAH MAINTENANCE FUND Monies used to maintain the upkeep and repairs needed on our Torahs.