Funds Supporting Senior and Youth Programs

 

 

Funds Supporting Senior Programs

 

Goldberg (Goldberg-Gordon-Yairi Fund for Seniors)          donate now
Focus: Local Jewish seniors who are home bound or who reside in nursing homes.
Established: In 1993 by Janie and Ehud Yairi, who may serve as advisors to the Board.
Priorities: Individual or group oriented programs for seniors that support transportation, health related equipment, and special services not provided by other means. Lower priority to extramural programs. Unused money may be used to sponsor or co-sponsor any senior citizen program in the Jewish community.
Distribution of income: Upon approval of written application to the CUJEF Board. Application must include statement of needs, the sponsoring organization, the responsible person, and amount requested.

 

Miller (Libby and Harry Miller Memorial Fund)          donate now
Focus: Local Jewish seniors.
Established: In 1993 by Martha Miller, who may serve as advisor to the Board.
Properties: Support cultural, educational, and religious programs for area senior citizens. Individual or group programs may be organized by any recognized Jewish organization. Priority is given to paying direct costs of programs, but may also be used to support a Jewish community coordinator for senior programming.
Distribution of income: Upon approval of written application to the CUJEF Board. Application must include statement of goals, the nature of the activity, a budget reflecting general categories of expenses, the sponsoring organization, and the responsible person. Programs may be approved in advance for no more than two years, with continuation possible following Board review.

 

 

Funds Supporting Youth Programs

 

Gottheil (Josh Gottheil Youth to Israel Fund)          donate now
Focus: Local Jewish youth.
Established: In 1992 by Fred and Diane Gottheil, who may serve as advisors to the Board.
Priorities: Encourage travel to Israel by local Jewish youth to further their Jewish education and identity. In some circumstances earnings may be used to match individual contributions to the Gift of Israel program. Priority is to be given to high school students, to applicants who participate in an organized youth program in Israel and to those who have contributed to the Gift of Israel matching funds.
Distribution of income: Upon approval of written application to the CUJEF Board. Application must include a brief statement of the nature of the proposed program, date(s), responsible person, group of organization, and amount requested. Certificates for token grants (currently $100), payable after visiting Israel, are given to all B'nai Mitzvah at Sinai Temple.

 

Libman (Clarence and Adele Libman Sinai Temple Religious School Fund)          donate now
Focus: Sinai Temple Religious School.
Established: In 1993 by the families of William and Robert Libman.
Distribution of income: Income is automatically sent to Sinai Temple at the start of each fiscal year for the sole use of the Sinai Temple Religious School. Use of the funds is at the discretion of the Sinai Temple Board of Trustees in collaboration with the recommendations of the Sinai Temple Religious School Committee.

 

Nelson (Harry Nelson Memorial Award Endowment)          donate now
Focus: Holocaust education. Champaign Unit 4 schools.
Established: In 1992 by Donald and Mary Lou Brotherson. Terms modified in 1995.
Priorities: Support purchase of books, video and visual aid materials for library or classroom use in Unit 4 schools in grade 5, 8 and 10 for Holocaust education as required by state mandate. Cirriculum guides and materials for teachers dealing with Holocaust studies may also be purchased.
Distribution of income: Upon request from Unit 4.
Note: This fund was originally the Brotherson Family Endowment Fund and funded awards of books to Sinai Temple Religious School students. In the event that Unit 4 no longer needs the materials, income from the fund is to go to the CUJF General Fund.

 

Shapiro (Michael and Elizabeth Shapiro Camp Scholarship Fund)          donate now
Focus: Sinai Temple Religious School.
Established: In 2000 by the Milton and Rebecca Shapiro in honor of Michael and Elizabeth.
Priorities: Scholarships for children enrolled in the Sinai Temple Religious School to support attendance at Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute.
Distribution of income: Determined by the Sinai Temple Rabbi and Educator (or committee appointed by the Sinai Temple Board) based on need.
Note: Awards are to be made in a fashion that will not intrude on the family's privacy.

 

Wachtel (Lynn and Ira Wachtel Gift of Israel Fund)          donate now
Focus: Local Jewish youth.
Established: In 2000 by Lynn and Ira Wachtel.
Priorities: To provide money that will fund part or all of the CUJF portion of the Gift of Israel program.
Distribution of income: Annual income is to be transferred to CUJF each January. Income in excess of that needed by CUJF to pay its portion of the Gift of Israel program is to be used as a gift to the CUJF annual campaign.
Note: If CUJF terminates the Gift of Israel program this fund is to become the Lynn and Ira Wachtel PACE Fund.

 

Youth (Stanley and Joan Levy Youth Leadership Fund)          donate now
Focus: Sinai Temple.
Priorities: Supports attendance at youth leadership conferences by youth in the Champaign-Urbana Jewish community.
Distribution of income: Income is transferred to Sinai Temple at the request of its Board of Directors.