Congregation Agudat Achim

Over 120 years of commitment to Conservative Judaism

Donations and Payments

Congregation Agudat Achim relies on generous donations to supplement its members' dues in order to promote various programs. When considering a donation, please review the options below and click on the "Donate" link to process your contribution. We appreciate any support you can provide to our growth and well-being!

By clicking the "Donate" button below, you may:

  • Make a secure tax-deductible donation
  • Pay your synagogue dues
  • Pay your religious school book and activity fees
  • Pay for events and meals
  • Pay your Women's Network or Men's Club dues

You may also mail a check to the synagogue or call the synagogue office to make a secure debit/credit card donation by phone.

Below is a list of funds that you can choose from.


Restricted Funds:

  • Youth Activities - Kadima & USY subsidies, Tot Shabbat expenses
  • Library - Book purchases and supplies
  • Prayer Book Fund - Chumashim & Siddurim purchase at direction of the Ritual Committee
  • Health & Accessibility - Handicapped accessibility signs, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Judaica - Religious item purchases
  • David Feingold Memorial Fund - Annual award to one CAA Hebrew High School graduate
  • Kathy & Carl Englebardt Hospitality Fund

Other Funds:

  • General Fund (supports general synagogue operations)
  • Rabbi's Discretionary Fund (Rabbi makes private donations as needed)
  • School Discretionary Fund - Supports projects & purchases at the discretion of the religious school director
  • Biblical Garden (supports the maintenance of the Biblical Garden outside our front doors)
  • Tzedakah (supports charities)
  • Adult Education - Supporting our general Adult Education programming
  • Catering (supports Catering operations)
  • Cemetery Operations (cemetery groundskeeping)
  • Cemetery Improvements (routine maintenance throughout, including Memorial Garden)
  • Laura Scheinzeit Cemetery Beautification Fund (entrance garden maintenance)
  • Hospitality (supports Kiddush expenses and other similar services)
  • Security Fund (security presence during in-person events)
  • Anita Merims Fund (supports Ways & Means)


The Henry Shaffer bequest led to the establishment of the Education Endowment in 1982.

Undesignated Funds

Education Endowment

Edwin & Judy Brown Family Fund

Sara & Irving Handelman Fund

Samuel & Augusta Englebardt Fund

Michael Handelman Learning Fund

Eric Bilgore Gold Youth Fund

Hutten Family Memorial Fund

Irving & Sylvia Yulman Fund

Samuel & Mae Silverman Fund

Paul Doigan Memorial Fund

Mildred & Martin Becker Fund

George & Sonia Young Fund

Fred Schneider Memorial Fund

Designated Funds: (specified purposes)

Sadie Schneider Rosh Hodesh Learning Fund

Youth Scholarships

Joseph Cohen Memorial Lecture Fund

Alan Westheimer Education in Israel Fund

Prager Family Jewish Music Fund

Philip Stark Visual Arts Fund

Adult Education Fund

Dorothy Golub Spira Israel Experience Fund

Siddur Dedication:

Please consider dedicating a copy of our Siddur Sim Shalom in honor of or in memory of a dear one for $25. Provide the necessary information in the "Description" area. Donations go to the Prayer Book Fund.

In honor of a simcha or in memory of a loved one, consider adding a leaf to our Etz Chaim, our Tree of Life, which proudly displays the names of beloved family and friends in our community over generations. A stone at the base of the tree is a symbol of everlasting support of the growth of our synagogue community. Please fill out the form below to order a leaf or a stone on our Simcha Tree.