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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 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. 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.
  • 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 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 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 Sponsorship: Supports our Oneg Shabbat receptions after worship services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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