There are many ways to contribute to our Temple Beth Or community. Join one of the committees that pursue specific purposes, such as Membership or Social Concerns; join the Sisterhood or Men's Club, both of which work hard to enhance the quality of our Temple events. Volunteer to help with the baking for our annual Food Festival -- past volunteers, both men and women (and older children) -- will attest to the fun they have had in the Temple kitchen. You can spend as little or as much time as you choose, while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people, working together for a common goal. Our committees are listed here; the committee chairpersons will be delighted to hear from you!

If you wish to make a financial donation, we will, of course, be grateful and we have several funds that may interest you. Donations are often made to honor loved ones or can be made anonymously.

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 The Temple Beth Or Tree of Life

Our Tree of Life provides a unique and beautiful opportunity for creating a perpetual remembrance of loved ones and friends on important occasions such as graduations, birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other special times in life.

Large leaves are $350 and small ones, $250.

You can find the order form here, call the Temple, or contact Sharon McDaniel (334-277-3376) for additional information.

Temple Beth Or Funds

All of Temple Beth Or funds (listed below) are much appreciated ways of supporting our Temple and our Jewish community. Please consider them among the worthy recipients of your charitable donations. Each is an opportunity to follow the Jewish teaching of joining a prayerful wish or an appreciative expression to a charitable gift. You can find the form for donations to any of the funds hereor call the Temple office at 334-262-3314.

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND- Allows the Rabbi to make charitable contributions at his discretion for both Temple & community needs & to assist with necessary help

Building and Grounds Funds
RABBI DAVID A. BAYLINSON ART FUND- To provide Judaica art objects for the beautification of Temple Beth Or
BERNIECE AND EUGENE BLACHSCHLEGER LIBRARY FUND- Provides book and materials for the Blachschleger Library and Archives
KAHL MONTGOMERY BUILDING FUND- Established for the purpose of renovations and special needs of the Temple Beth Or Building
FLORAL FUND- Provides bimah flowers for all Sabbaths, Holy Days, festivals and special occasions
GROUNDS BEAUTIFICATION FUND- To provide for beautification of the Temple ground
HISTORICAL FUND- For the purpose of assembling and classifying historical data for Temple Beth Or Archives
SABEL FAMILY FUND- Contributing to the support and maintenance of Congregation Kahl Montgomery

CEMETERY FUND- Provides for the perpetual care of Eternal Rest and Land of Peace Cemeteries of Kahl Montgomery

CONTINGENCY FUND- Used for special needs of the Congregation over and above General Fund Budget
SEYMOUR GITENSTEIN ENDOWMENT FUND- Providing for those members unable to pay Temple dues
KAHL MONTGOMERY ENDOWMENT FUND- This fund is established through bequests to be used for the benefit of Temple Beth Or
LUCIEN S. LOEB MEMORIAL FUND- For the establishment & maintenance of programs for senior citizens of TBO & the Jewish community of Montgomery
CARING COMMITTEE- To provide support for our members who are ill or homebound
SOCIAL CONCERNS FUND- To promote a spirit of charity and social involvement in the congregation and the community

PRAYER BOOK FUND- For the purchase of Sabbath, Festival and Holy Days prayer books and printing of special services

Youth and Education Funds
ALVIN STEINHART SCHOLARSHIP FUND- To award scholarships toward College tuition for members of the Temple and /or community
BLANCHE LANDAU WINTER RELIGION SCHOOL FUND- Contributing to the support and maintenance of the Religion School
CAROL LOBMAN HART EDUCATIONAL FUND- Provides for educational opportunities for the Religion School and faculty, and the congregation
EDA AND ISIDORE WElL FUND- Provides Religion School Scholarship and Attendance Awards
GASTON AND FAYE GREIL MEMORIAL FUND- Established and supports the Chair of Jewish Studies at Huntingdon College
SELMA MARCUS MEMORIAL FUND- Provides scholarships for leadership, song leading and other training sessions for Temple Youth members
TEMPLE ETZ AHAYEM MEMORIAL FUND- For the Temple Youth Group or allied Jewish youth causes
YOUTH AND SCHOLARSHIP FUND- Provides scholarships to NFTY-Southern Area Region conventions, camps and other requirements of Temple Youth