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Community Synagogue of Rye is a caring Jewish community committed to adding purpose and meaning to the lives of our congregants and the world at large. We are grateful for all who consider us. To support our ongoing efforts, honor a loved one or mark a special occasion in the life of a special person, it is easy to make an on-line donation by clicking on the donate button below to see the available funds.


In addition, donations can be made by check. Or you have the option of making your pledge contribution(s) by monthly ACH electronic transfers or appreciated securities. 

Donations can be mailed to: 
Community Synagogue of Rye
200 Forest Avenue
Rye, NY 10580

For assistance please call the synagogue office 914-967-6262.



The synagogue has the following donor established Endowed Funds. Each year, a maximum of five percent of the principal of the amount of money in each fund may be used for the expressed purpose of that fund.

David and Iris Sampliner Youth Leadership Development Fund – Provides funds for scholarships for students attending URJ summer camps: Camp Eisner, Crane Lake Camp, 6 Points Sports or Sci-Tech or Creative Arts Academies, and other Jewish summer programs, if funds are available.

Etz Ha Dorot Endowment Fund – Makes funds available for special projects or needs of the synagogue, as determined by the Board of Trustees.

Goodkind Scholar-in-Residence Fund – This fund pays for expenses related to the synagogue's annual scholar-in-residence weekend.

Pond and Beyond Fund – Provides financial support for improvement of synagogue grounds. 

Reform Jewish Commitment Fund (RJC) – Enables students to participate in the annual URJ Religious Action center (RAC) program in Washington D.C. and for youth and adult leadership programs (i.e. URJ Biennial). 

The Obrasky Fund – This fund provides transportation for older adults to and from the synagogue. 

Victor and Marjorie Wolder Fund in memory of Herbert Millman – Funds an Annual Adult Education Lecture or Special Program (usually held in the Spring; always planned and implemented by the Adult Education Committee.)

Victor and Marjorie Wolder Joy of Living Fund – Provides funds for an annual community event – always a joyous occasion, usually a musical program. 



(Restricted Funds are established by donors)


Adult Education (Cecele Fraenkel Memorial) Fund – Supports Adult Education programming for the synagogue community (as planned and implemented by the Adult Education committee).
Beautification Fund – Supports the improvement of synagogue facilities.
Camp Scholarship Fund

Cantor Melanie Cooperman’s Discretionary Fund – At the discretion of the Cantor, this fund furthers musical enrichment and supports charitable, congregational and/or professional needs.
Early Childhood Center Enrichment Fund – Supports special projects, programs and services provided by the Early Childhood Center.
Grayer Teen Initiative Fund – Provides funding for innovative, interactive programs to engage teens more deeply in Jewish life.
Hesed Fund – Enables the Hesed/Caring Committee to assist congregants in need.
Israel Action Fund – Supports programs and events sponsored by the Israel Action Committee.
Israel Trip Fund – Provides financial assistance to confirmation-age congregants traveling to Israel either on URJ or synagogue-sponsored trips.

Kol Nashim (Women’s Programming) Fund – This fund supports programs for women, girls and the significant people in their lives, in areas such as cultural arts, current events, leadership development, social opportunities, physical and mental health.
Marilyn Zelman Early Childhood Scholarship Fund - Provides scholarships to families so that young children may enjoy a quality early childhood Jewish education.
Michael Ginsberg Memorial Library Fund – Supports the upkeep and improvement of the synagogue library.
Prayer Book Fund – Enables the synagogue to purchase new prayer books, Torah commentaries, etc. as needed.
Rabbi Daniel Gropper’s Discretionary Fund – At the discretion of the rabbi, this fund supports charitable, congregational, educational l and/or professional needs.
Religious School Enrichment Fund – Supports special projects and programmatic needs of the Religious School.
Senior Activities in a Jewish Environment (SAJE Fund) – Provides funds for the planning and implementation of SAJE programs for senior adults.
Social Action Fund – Provides funds for projects, programs and events undertaken by the Social Action Committee.
Steven Harry Klein Membership Fund – To be used as a supplement for new and present members who cannot afford to pay the full applicable membership dues. Only 85% of the amount of the Fund shall be transferred to the operating account. The balance shall remain in the Fund.
Synagogue Fund/Annual Appeal – Supports synagogue programs, services and activities as needed.
Yahrzeit Fund – A way to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one who has passed away.

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