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Member Donation

For bookkeeping purposes we ask that Temple Beth-El members log-in to our password protected Member Only area to complete an online donation.

  • Once in the member area, go to the section titled "My Financial Information" and click on "Make a Donation."
  • Then select a fund you wish to support, enter an amount and complete any dedication information. 
  • Continue to payment options.

Members who do not have a log-in ID and password should email our administrative staff at sfarwell@templebeth-el.org

Non-Member Donation

Non-members can proceed to our non-member donation form.

To make a donation by check:

If you prefer to make a donation by check instead of online, please click here to download our donation form, print and complete, and return with your payment to:

Temple Beth-El 
3610 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Our Funds

General Fund

This Fund provides additional necessary resources for the ongoing operation of our congregation, school and programs.

A Just Harvest

This fund supports A Just Harvest, the largest community soup kitchen serving the Chicago metro area. TBE partners with A Just Harvest multiple times a year to provide meals to those in need and support the fight against hunger and poverty.

Blitz Family Children’s Cultural Arts Fund

Provides financial support for guest speakers, music and arts programs for the educational benefit of the children of Temple Beth-El.

Clergy Discretionary Funds

Allows our clergy — Rabbi Helbraun and Cantor Kahan — to fund needs and projects consistent with the charitable, religious and educational purposes of Temple Beth-El. 

Campaign for Religious Equality in Israel

To advocate for the acceptance and respect of the Reform Movement as a legitimate stream of Judaism by the Israeli Government.

Free Will Fund

This fund is unrestricted and allows TBE to assign funds to an area of need within our operations. Donations to this fund are incredibly helpful as they all the executive leadership to assign support when and where it is needed most.

High Holiday Appeal

Funds will be used to support High Holiday activities and needs.

Kaplan Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to assist 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students to attend Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute Camp for their first Jewish overnight summer camp experience.

Libby Golden z”l Memorial Fund

Provides speakers, lectures and family programs.

Matthew Schaffer-Schwartz z”l Tikkun Olam Award Fund

Provides a $500 College scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has devoted him/herself to acts of Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World, during their High School years.

Memorial Fund

Allows members, family and friends to honor a deceased relative or friend. The proceeds of this fund help are used for the general operating expenses of the congregation.

Mishkan T’filah Prayer Book Plate

Provides Mishkan T’filah Prayer Books for our congregation. Mishkan T'filah are the official prayer books authorized by the Reform movement. $36 minimum donation. 

Perpetuation Fund

Provides necessary resources to make capital improvements and pay down the mortgage.

Phyllis Natalie Podolsky z”l Library Fund

Provides funds for the maintenance and upkeep of the Library, and assistance to the congregation for programs related to the fine arts, humanities or other cultural endeavors.

School Tzedakah

Provides support for a new charity in need every month. Tzedakah, which means “righteousness” in Hebrew, is a major way Jewish people are commanded to help make the world more just, more right through giving.

Steinberg Education Fund

Provides funds for educational-related activities and electronics that further enhance our students’ educational experiences. These funds may also be used to provide programs that promote parenting skills or parent/child relationship building.

Social Action Fund

Provides support for outside community projects that are important to our members and fulfill the vision of our Temple.

TBE Endowment Fund

Provides funding to secure our financial stability so that future generations will have access to the vibrant, spiritual home that has cared for our community since 1871.

TBE Men’s Club Fund

Provides support for the Temple Beth-El Men’s Club.

TBE Sisterhood Fund

Provides support for the Temple Beth-El Sisterhood.

Torah Fund

Provides resources to  maintain our Torahs, write new Sefer Torahs, and teach Torah to our congregation.

Yahrzeit Fund

Allows members, family and friends to honor the anniversary of a deceased relative or friend. The proceeds of this fund help are used for the general operating expenses of the congregation.

YoBE – Youth of Beth-El Fund

Supports the social and communal activities of our Temple Beth-El Youth Group – YoBE.

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