Tzedakah (Donate)


There are many ways that you can contribute to the success of Temple Adas Shalom

You can designate your gift through one of the below temple fund/funds of your choice or you can look into other ways to donate to Temple Adas Shalom. Such as while you shop, through planned giving, purchasing a leaf for the Tree of Life, contributing toward or attending a fundraiser, through volunteer opportunities at the temple, service on the board or our various committees, and/or through social action in our community.

Thoughtful gifts from thoughtful people…expressing sympathy, giving thanks, celebrating special occasions, honoring the memory of loved ones…all while expressing your support for Temple Adas Shalom.

Temple Adas Shalom Funds & Scholarships

L'Dor V'Dor Building Fund

L'Dor V'Dor Building Fund

Provides funding that helps to support Temple Adas Shalom’s Building Improvement Campaign.

Temple Adas Shalom General Fund

Provides funding that helps to support to the Temple Adas Shalom operation expenses.

Rabbi Compensation Fund

Rabbi Compensation Fund

Provides additional financial assistance to be used toward the Rabbi’s yearly compensation.

Rabbi Franken's Discretionary Fund

Rabbi Franken's Discretionary Fund

Rabbi’s Discretionary Funds are used by Rabbi for charitable, educational, and professional purposes.

HJC Early Learning Center Fund

HJC Early Learning Center Fund

Provides funding for toys, educational materials, and operating costs of the HJC Early Learning Center.

Kehillah MAGNET Fund

Kehillah MAGNET Fund

Provides funding for the materials and operating costs of the Kehillah MAGNET Religious School.

Bea Sadowsky Youth Fund

Named after the late Beatrice “Bea” Sadowsky, this fund supports the costs of Temple Adas Shalom youth activities.

Marvin Kravitz Scholarship Fund

Named after the late Dr. Marvin L. Kravitz, this fund helps families in need  pay for their child’s tuition and expenses.

Adult Lounge/Library Fund

Provides funding for supplies, equipment, and other materials to be used toward the improvement of our media and conferencing center.

Building & Grounds Fund

Provides funding for the restoration, maintenance, and care of the Temple Adas Shalom outdoor spaces.

Temple Adas Shalom Choir Fund

Temple Adas Shalom Choir Fund

Provides funding that helps to support the Temple Adas Shalom choir.

Temple Adas Shalom Facilities Fund

Provides funding for the restoration, maintenance, and care of the Temple Adas Shalom building.

Temple Adas Shalom Garden Fund

Provides funding for the development, maintenance, and improvement of the Temple Adas Shalom Garden.

Temple Adas Shalom ONEG Fund

Provides additional funding for weekly ONEG’s that remain unsponsored by our generous volunteer families.

Temple Adas Shalom Torah Fund

Provides funding for the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of the Temple Adas Shalom Torah scrolls.

Mishkan T’Filah Siddur Fund

Purchase a custom bookplate and Mishkan T’filah: A Reform Siddur prayer book to be used during Shabbat service.

Mishkan HaNafesh Machzor Fund

Purchase a custom bookplate and Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor For the Days of Awe prayer book to be used during High Holiday.

Chumash Fund

Provides funding for the purchase of a newly edited version of our Chumash: The Five Books of Moses.

Other Ways to Donate

Contribute to the Temple for free! Did you know that Amazon Smile will donate to Temple Adas Shalom if you purchase through their “smile” program? If you use AmazonSmile instead of Amazon and .5% of every purchase will be donated to the Temple. A painless way to help us meet expenses.

Just go to and select Harford Jewish Center as your charity, then bookmark so you go there when shopping at Amazon for anything you would normally purchase there.

Shop and earn cash back for Temple Adas Shalom through FlipGive! Shop and earn up to 25% cash back on restaurants, travel and everyday items. Visit, search for Harford Jewish Center/Temple Adas Shalom and join the Temple Adas Shalom team.

If you plan to do your shopping online, consider doing it thru FlipGive. Many stores, such as Walmart, Target, Kohls, and Macy’s will donate a portion of your sales back to Temple Adas Shalom! Buy your gift cards thru this site too.

It’s easy to earn what matters to your family when you shop using eGift cards – and you don’t even have to leave home.Use eGift cards to shop online, order necessities for pick up, and stream shows and movies to watch with your loved ones. Check out using your linked bank account or a credit card to get your eGift cards instantly.*

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The Tree of Life sculpture in our lobby was done by the renowned synagogue artist Sanford Werfel at his studio in Avenel, NJ. The branches of the tree form the Hebrew words “Etz Chaim”. The stones at the roots of the Tree are symbolic of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The golden leaves may be inscribed to highlight or commemorate such joyous events as births, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Confirmations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, or to honor parents, family or friends. The stones are to memorialize parents, family members or friends. Share the joy by inscribing your family “simchas” on our synagogue’s Tree of Life…a permanent dedication to the meaningful, happy events that touch our lives. A lovely certificate will be sent to those you are honoring.

It Is A Tree Of Life To Those Who Uphold It.” Proverbs 3-18

To order a Tree of Life leaf, please download the fillable  Tree Of Life Form and return to the Sisterhood with payment.

What do you care most deeply about? How do you want to ensure that your values are perpetuated beyond your lifetime? There are many ways to leave your legacy and to make an indelible mark on our community’s future.

Planned giving is an entirely personal decision which allows you to determine the most meaningful way of leaving your legacy. There are a wide array of creative methods to establish a planned gift and we are here to help you with your decisions.

Such giving methods are called “planned gifts,” because, with thoughtful planning, you create solutions that can benefit you, your family and Temple Adas Shalom.

Please click HERE to open discussions with our Treasurer.

The Social Action Committee at Temple Adas Shalom is entirely focused on and committed to Tikun Olam, which is the English transliteration of the Hebrew phrase which means “repair the world”. The committee initiates and manages ongoing programs that benefit individuals within the congregation and surrounding communities. This includes food and clothing drives, prepared and served meals to the needy and homeless, health and education programs, and other as needed “ad hoc” initiatives.

We have worked with and supported many organizations including Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna Chapter, SARC of Harford County, Harford Family House, American Red Cross of Baltimore, Welcome One Shelter, Boys and Girls Club of Harford County, Central Christian Church’s Hope in Action Ministry, St. James AME Church, and Masjid Al Falaah’s Harford County Education Society.

We are always recruiting for passionate individuals who are not satisfied and content unless they’re making a difference in the lives of others. If you’re interested, please speak to Ethan Levy.

The Temple Adas Shalom Congregation need volunteers. We are now working to build volunteer teams to help in every aspect of life in the building. By joining any of our teams, you will be helping to provide the resources and support necessary to sustain and strengthen our community. We have a number of committees for our members to join.

One of the privileges of membership is the opportunity to serve on committees. Committees are a great way to meet new people and help your community be at its best. Many of our committees do not require a large time commitment. We want to allow people to get involved in a way which works for each individual. Below is a list of various areas or committees in the synagogue that need a helping hand.

Temple Adas Shalom Office Membership Committee
Building & Grounds Sisterhood/Gift Shop
Caring Committee Social Committee
Finance Committee Technology Committee
Fundraising Committee