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 Campaign Fund

L'Dor V'Dor Building Campaign Fund

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

Temple Adas Shalom General Fund

Provides funding that helps to support Temple Adas Shalom operations.

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

This fund supports families in need to help pay for their child’s HJC Early Learning Center tuition and expenses.

Kehillah MAGNET Fund

Kehillah MAGNET Fund

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

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.

Bea Sadowsky Youth Fund

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

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.

Adult Lounge/Library Fund

Provides for books, supplies, equipment, and other materials for our media center.

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.

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 / Hope in Action Ministry, St. James AME Church, and Masjid Al Falaah / 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 Co-Chairs Stu Needel or Julie Sang.

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. 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.


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