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Jewish Foundation of Memphis
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Memphis, TN 38138
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$500 – Repair or replace small wheelchair
ramp at foyer entrance to synagogue
$600 – Desktop computer for volunteer
$1,500 – Youth Lounge equipment
$2,500 – Seed money for installing "Sky
Cops" security cameras on ASBEE property
$6,000 – Chair lift for stairs going to Rabbi’s
study and board room
$500 – Univ of Memphis Hillel garden beautification
$1,100 – Crazy circuits maker space set for
$1,400 – Waterproof bluetooth speakers
for all of the Early Childhood classrooms
$1,500 – 8 tables for the Art House
$1,700 – 2 boundary free easel systems for
the Art House
$3,800 – Update HVAC program hardware
to latest edition available
$1 - 100 – To purchase food for Kosher Food Pantry
$500 – Sponsor grand prizes for Super
$2,000 - Sponsor family sukkah party
$2,500 – Switch lightbulbs to LEDs throughout the building
$3,000 – Sponsor Yeshiva University fellows weekend
$4,200 – New food warmer for kitchen
$500 – Circuit Maker Die Cut Machine with starter supplies
$625 – 25 easels for classrooms ($25 each)
$1,500 – Drone for STEM education and photo/video creation for school marketin
$2,800 – Stage risers for performances
$5,000 – Collaborative lounge seating and tables for Literary Center library
$221 – Smart 2-way voice translator for use with non-English speaking residents
$695 – 5 CPR Mannequins for training ($139 each)
$5,995 – Wheelchair recliner for beauty shop (need 2)
$6,145 – Nu-Step Exercise System for Restorative Nursing Program
$6,645 – Omnicycle-Elite Motorized Therapeutic Exercise System for Restorative Nursing Program
$1,000 – Recycling sponsor (covers costs
for 1 year)
$1,500 – Improve stage lighting and performing area
$2,000 – Laminating machine
$5,000 – Upgrade projectors in 20 classrooms
$5,000 – Purchase used car for Israeli Bat Ami girls living in Memphis
$1,000 - Sponsor new member welcome baskets and Beth Sholom memorabilia
$2,000 - Sponsor teen youth group Shabbat dinners
$4,000 – Replace broken spotlights to shine on stained glass windows of chapel
$10,000 – Financial aid to assist members in attending the congregational trip to Israel in Dec. 2019
$10,000 - Redesign website
$38,000 - Worship sound system for main sanctuary
$500/per student – Wendy & Avron
Fogelman Religious School Scholarships -
for Jewish educational and travel
$5,000/per student – Barbara K. Lipman
Early Learning Center scholarships
$810 - 9 Mezzuzah holders and scrolls ($90 each)
$5,000 – Update, print and mail out our community-wide Directory of Senior Services
The Jewish Foundation of Memphis engages donors in ongoing charitable giving through the use of Donor Advised Funds, Designated Endowment Funds, Family Supporting Organizations for those desiring a more formalized structure and B’nai Tzedek Funds for teens.
The Foundation recognizes the important role of professional advisors in helping clients make informed decisions about charitable giving and the tax and financial benefits gained by making these gifts. The Foundation is proud to have over 100 members in its Professional Advisory Group.
Following a teen’s bar or bat mitzvah, the Foundation encourages Jewish teens to take an active role in philanthropy through participation in the Memphis B’nai Tzedek committee and the Teen Philanthropy Board.