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About Our Funds

Whether you would like to recognize Rabbi Paskoff for supporting your family during a life cycle moment . . . honor the memory of someone dear to our community, provide funds to help a child attend a Jewish summer camp or program, or help improve the technology in Sh'arim or our building, our funds offer you the opportunity to help in so many ways. Read below to learn more about our funds and the critical ways you can support our work.


Arthur Levine Scholarship Fund Provides post-high school education scholarships to Shaarai Shomayim youth

Barry Shiffrin Technology Fund Subsidizes technology purchases

Building Fund Helps us upkeep and preserve our historic building.

Cemetery Fund Supports the ongoing upkeep required to maintain our historic cemetery

Edward Freedman Family Retreat Fund Helps to offset costs associated with the bi-annual family retreat

Gilat Zikkaron - Joy of Remembrance Fund Named in memory of longtime congregant Joy Schram, the fund was established to assist those who may need help with burial and memorial expenses

Lancaster Center for Adult Jewish Learning Helps to support the wide array of study sessions, guest speakers, classes, and seminars which teach and inspire the community.

Loss Lecture Fund Established in memory of Nathan and Natalie Loss, this fund supports the annual Scholar in Residence weekend, bringing world-class teachers and speakers to Shaarai Shomayim.

Miller Music Fund Established in memory of Madaline and Lester Miller, this fund supports the annual Miller Music Festival, which is a full weekend of music featuring some of the best musical artists in the Jewish world.

Mitzvah Fund The Rabbi’s discretionary fund, which is used to help those within the community in various ways.

Paskoff Camper Fund Provides scholarship money to kids attending Jewish camps and other Jewish summer experiences

Peitzman Youth Technology Fund Established in memory of Shirley and Leonard Peitzman, this fund is used to provide technology to Sh’arim, our Religious School program.

Ronda Shiffrin Cantorial Music Fund This fund supports the work of the Cantorial musicians, whose music enhances our experiences and provides depth to our religious services.

Larry Robinson Tikkun Olam Fund Established in memory of Larry Robinson, this fund is used at the board's discretion to help members of the community.

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