• Do you want to send a get well message?
  • Do you want to honor a six week, six month, six year or sixty six year anniversary?
  • Do you want to send a thoughtful greeting?
  • Do you want it to be easy?

The Temple can do your shopping for you! Send a contribution to one of the Temple Funds below and the Temple will immediately send out a card for you to the recipient indicating a donation was made by you on their behalf. These are gifts that keep on giving, and best of all they are thoughtful, quick and easy. If you have any questions regarding Temple funds (or how this works) call Cathrin in the office at (616) 459-5976.


Temple Emanuel has two types of funds:

  • The first category of funds is donor-designated funds. Both principal and income from these funds may be spent.
  • The second category of funds is endowment funds. In these funds only the income or a predetermined percentage of the market value of the fund may be spent.


ATID A Fund – is used to underwrite a portion of the cost of operating the Religious School. It can also be used for camp scholarships to Reform Jewish camps.
AITD B Fund – is a fund established for gifts received from bequests and other forms of deferred gifts. The proceeds can be used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees unless otherwise specified by the donor.
Berkowitz Learning Center Fund – is used to supplement the operation of the Greta and Hy Berkowitz Learning Center.
Berkowitz Technology Center Fund – is used to supplement the operation of the Greta and Hy Berkowitz Technology Center.
Education Endowment Fund – is used to provide funding for the continued development of educational and lay leadership programming in all phases of Temple life.
Eugene and Josephine Eppinger Youth Fund – is used to help underwrite the development of youth leaders in our Congregation.
Maxine and Thomas Fox Family Fund – supports Temple Programming and Temple Cultural Events
Norman and Marilyn Leven Community Enhancement Fund – is used to assure that the grounds of the Temple are maintained in the best possible condition. As the fund grows the secondary purpose is to supplement educational programming offered to the Jewish Community in Western Michigan.
Leonard M. Newman Tzedakah Fund – is used to support Temple Emanuel Social Action Projects Sam & Jane Kravitz High Holiday Endowment Fund – is used to beautify and enhance the High Holidays.
Selma M. Popkin Maintenance Fund – is used to provide supplemental funds to help maintain our building.
Religious School Enrichment Fund – is used to help underwrite trips for youth that are taken in conjunction with the Religious Schools curriculum.
Roseman Fund – is used to supplement educational programming beyond the general operating budget.
Hy Sweet Fund – is used at the discretion of the family to fund special projects at the Temple.