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Donate to Judea Reform

Judea Reform Congregation has several philanthropic funds to which you may give tzedakah. Whether to honor a loved one or to support a project of the synagogue, these funds allow you to direct a gift in a personal way.

A tribute donation is a wonderful way to celebrate the special occasions of your friends and family by giving to Judea Reform Congregation in their honor. A donation for someone who has died is one way to make their memory a blessing. 

  • For contributions of $18 or more, the person honored will receive a note about that donation and your gift will be listed in our printed newsletter, "Connections."
  • For contributions to the Prayerbooks and Bibles Fund of $54 or $75 or more, the donor may dedicate a prayerbook in honor or in memory of someone. 

You will receive an acknowledgment and receipt along with the satisfaction of helping to sustain Judea Reform Congregation. 

You may also donate by calling 919-489-7062 ext. 223 or by mailing a check made out to "Judea Reform Congregation" to: 

Judea Reform Congregation

1933 W. Cornwallis Road

Durham, NC 27705


If you have any questions, please contact Development Manager Aviv Sheetrit or Executive Director Jennifer Rudinger.

Philanthropic Funds

  • Adult Education Fund: Provides funds for adult education programming.
  • Arts & Acquisitions Fund: Supports the beautification of our facilities.
  • Lou & Marian Blaker College Fund: Supports our College Contact program, such as sending Mishloach Manot (Purim parcels) to college students for Purim. 
  • Caring Community Fund: Supports volunteer program of assisting congregants during illness, bereavement, births, etc.
  • General Fund: Supports ongoing operations of the synagogue.
  • Doris Gilbert Children's Fund: Supports families needing help with Religious School tuition and other expenses of religious education and Jewish camp experiences.
  • Inclusion Fund: Supports the efforts o the Inclusion Committee and its subcommittees on Interfaith, Older Adults, and Special Needs.
  • Judea Reform Endowment Fund: Honoring John S. Friedman: Provides capital from investments for temple operations. This fund contributes to the temple's long-term financial stability.
  • Limud Fund: Supports initiatives in our Religious School at the discretion of the Education Director.
  • Elise and Gordon Light Camp and Youth Scholarship: Subsidizes the cost of attending a URJ camp or Camp Judea.
  • Memorial Fund: Provides a general fund for the temple.
  • Music Fund: Supports our lay cantor corps and music programs.
  • Oneg Fund: Supports our receptions after worship services.
  • Prayerbooks and Bibles Fund: Helps maintain and purchase additional prayerbooks and Bibles.
  • Rabbi Bach's Chesed Fund: Supports worthy causes at the discretion of Rabbi Bach.
  • Rabbi Friedman's Mitzvah Fund: Supports worthy causes at the discretion of Rabbi Friedman.
  • Religious School Fund: Enhances Religious School programs and facilities.
  • Rubenstein Endowment Fund: Supports purchase of books for synagogue clergy use.
  • Saturday Morning Shabbat Luncheon Sponsorship: Supports the luncheons that follow Saturday morning worship.
  • Social Action Fund: Supports our social action projects.
  • Teen Fund: Supports teen programming and events.
  • Torah Repair Fund: Supports repair and upkeep of our Torah scrolls.
  • Youth Fund: Supports youth programming and provides scholarships for conclaves and camps.
  • Women's Group Fund: Supports programming and events for the women of our congregation.

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