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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


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. 

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