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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.

TRIBUTE GIFTS are is a wonderful way to celebrate the special occasions and honor friends and family by giving to Judea Reform Congregation in their honor.  MEMORIAL GIFTS are a meaningful way to honor the memory of a loved one or friend and to make their memory a blessing. 

  • For contributions of $18 or more, the person honored will receive a notification 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. See the bookplate options here.

You will receive an acknowledgment and receipt for your tax-deductible donation along with the satisfaction of helping to sustain Judea Reform Congregation. 

You may also donate by calling 919-489-7062 ext. 225 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 Executive Director Emily Young.


Philanthropic Funds

  • General Fund: Supports the ongoing operations of the synagogue. Wondering how to make an unrestricted donation to support whatever is most needed at the time? The General Fund is just that.
  • Adult Education Fund: Provides funds for adult education programming.
  • Arts & Acquisitions Fund: Supports the beautification of our facilities.
  • Caring Community Fund: Supports volunteer program of assisting congregants during illness, bereavement, births, etc.
  • Daniel Weiss Fund: Makes services more accessible by providing funding for remote access technology to enable those who cannot attend services in person to participate in High Holy Days services and Shabbat services from a remote location and by funding a sign language interpreter or other means to make Rosh Hashanah traditional congregational services and Yom Kippur traditional congregational services fully accessible to people who have hearing impairments
  • Doris Gilbert Children's Fund: Supports families needing help with Religious School tuition and other expenses of religious education and Jewish camp experiences.
  • Gracie Robinson Fund for B'nei Mitzvah Support: Provides financial aid for members who need help with educational expenses related to B'nei Mitzvah or Anshei Mitzvah (adult B'nei Mitzvah).
  • Inclusion Fund: Supports the efforts of the Inclusion Committee and its subcommittees on Interfaith, Older Adults, and Special Needs.
  • Judea Reform Congregation Endowment Fund: Honoring John S. Friedman: Provides capital from investments for temple operations. This fund contributes to the temple's long-term financial stability.
  • Levin-Moscovitz Annual Lecture Series Fund: Funds the Levin-Moscovitz Annual Lecture Series, a yearly presentation of Jewish values, Jewish ethics, or Jewish impact on American society.
  • Limud Fund: Supports initiatives of our Youth and Educational Programs at the discretion of the Director of Congregational Learning.
  • Music Fund: Supports our lay cantor corps and music programs.
  • Prayerbooks and Bibles Fund: Helps maintain and purchase additional prayerbooks and Bibles.
  • Rabbi Friedman's Mitzvah Fund: Supports worthy causes at the discretion of Rabbi Friedman.
  • Rabbi Soffer's Chesed Fund: Supports worthy causes at the discretion of Rabbi Soffer.
  • Refugee Resettlement & Immigrant Justice Fund: Supports our congregational work to welcome refugees and promote justice for immigrants in our community.
  • Religious School Fund: Enhances Religious School programs and facilities.
  • Rubenstein Endowment Fund: Supports purchase of books for synagogue clergy use.
  • 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.
  • Tzedakah Box: Provides a timely opportunity to donate on behalf of Judea Reform to a partner organization(s) with current and urgent needs. Click here to see the monthly beneficiary designated by the Social Action Committee.
  • Women's Group Fund: Supports programming and events for the women of our congregation.
  • Youth Fund: Supports youth programming and provides scholarships for conclaves and camps.
  • Zena Lerman Membership Engagement Fund: Provides programming and other activities to connect and engage current and prospective members of Judea Reform Congregation.
  • Other Philanthropy

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