The synagogue is happy to accept donations in any amount! Below you will find a detailed explanation of all the types of funds that we currently have. We have a small budget and depend on donations from members and the community. Donations are tax-deductible– Your generous support is always appreciated.

Information Needed With Donations

When you make a donation, please remember to provide the following information:

  • Name and mailing address: This is so we can send you our thanks and acknowledge your tax-deductible contribution.
  • Whom you’re honoring or remembering: If this is in memory of someone or in honor of a special person or life cycle event, the synagogue will send the family or the honoree an acknowledgement of your gift to the synagogue.
  • The appropriate fund: Please advise if you’d like the donation to go into a particular fund (building fund, education fund, etc.). Donations not specifically targeted to a particular fund will go into the General Fund.

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Donate By Check/Postal Mail

To donate by check, please send your check to the address below, and mark the envelope to the attention of the treasurer. Please remember to provide the information listed above (your address, who or what you’re honoring, and the fund you wish to donate to).

Mail your check to:

Etz Chayim Synagogue
P.O. Box 4924
Huntsville, AL 35815-4924

Etz Chayimn Funds

Fund Name Purpose
Cantor Fund This fund is maintained by contributions from congregants for the purpose of bringing in a visiting cantor or soloist.
New Building Fund The New Building Fund provides for the expansion of facilities for Etz Chayim.
Carolyn & Gilbert Greenbaum Memorial Fund Established in memory of Carolyn & Gilbert Greenbaum, wife & son of Bill Greenbaum, this fund has been used for the purchase and repair of torah scrolls. It will continue to be used for synagogue religious articles including Torah mantles, pointers, etc.
Irv Sainker Conference Room Memorial Fund Established in memory of Irv Sainker, husband of Eidele Sainker, this fund provides chairs, tables, and furnishings and art work for our conference- class room.
Randy Sacks Memorial Fund Established in memory of Randy Sacks, son of Joe and Harriet Sacks, this fund established and continues to support the kids’ playroom.
Library/Prayer Book Fund This fund supports the purchase of new prayer books and other books maintained in our library.
Visual Communication Fund The Visual Communication Fund maintains our audio visual equipment, including the television and VCR, as well as DVDs & movies for special events.
Jewish Education Fund The Jewish Education Fund supports continuing education in Jewish studies for adults, as well as programs of learning and enrichment for children, to include Jewish camps.
Rabbi Fund This fund provides additional rabbinical support, allowing us to supplement the monthly Rabbi visits with additional visits.
General Fund The General Fund keeps our synagogue operating. Donations which are not otherwise designated by the donor for another fund or purpose are deposited in this fund.
Sinking Fund The Sinking Fund is not maintained by donations. It is money set aside from the General Fund so that the Board can move quickly to address urgent facility problems requiring the expenditure of large dollar amounts (eg, replacement of a heating or air conditioning unit)
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