About Our Funds

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Cemetery Operations Fund: provides for ongoing maintenance of IHC cemeteries
Yahrzeit Memorial Fund: supports (perpetual) recognition of yahrzeits for IHC families

Social Justice

Fay Biccard Glick Fund: supports IHC hunger projects
General Hunger Fund: provides resources to support hunger initiatives
Interfaith Hospitality Network/Keren Ami Fund: (“Fund of my people”): provides resources to support community families in need
Shelly Shane Social Justice Fund: promotes social justice in the Indianapolis community


Cantor Janice L. Roger Cultural Arts Fund: supports IHC cultural arts programs
Gelman Family Memorial Fund:  provides support for leadership trips to Israel and Russia
Mantel Family Theater, Cultural Arts & Education Fund:  fosters cultural arts and theater outreach
Robert H. and Sophia G. Marks Memorial Fund: provides support for musical programs
Maurel Rothbaum Memorial Fund: supports special spiritual and cultural events


Joseph Cantor Library Fund: provides for acquisition of books and periodicals for the IHC Library and enhancement of the adult library program
Benjamin X. Cohen Memorial Library Collection:  provides for the purchase of books and other research material for the IHC Library


Domont Fund: enhances the beautification of IHC through the purchase of Jewish art
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Beautification Fund: provides landscaping of IHC grounds
Harvey Gaddie Outdoor Beautification Fund: enhances outdoor gardens
Letzter Fund: funds used to acquire flowers for the bimah during the High Holy Days


Eva Oppenheim Borinstein Fund: provides gifts for members of the confirmation class who exhibit exemplary character in Jewish and communal affairs
Sarah Goodman Award: funds an annual confirmation class scholarship in recognition of creative artistic accomplishments
Kroot Family Award: provides an academic excellence award for a member of the confirmation class
Etta Platt Award: provides monetary stipend for a member of confirmation class
Dean Sablosky Youth Scholarship Fund: provides scholarship support for New York confirmation trip and annual confirmation retreat


Arthur J. and Helen R. Barrett Fund: provides support for youth education and camp activities
Braunstein/Belle Fund: funds adult education programming
Efroymson Family Education Fund: provides broad support for IHC educational programs
Kol Hamachaneh (“A Call to Jewish Camping”) Fund: provides Jewish camp scholarship support
Nathan Levin Fund: aids and supports youth activities
Mehlman Memorial Fund: provides support for youth trips to Israel
Goldberg Family Scholarship: provides support for teen trips to Israel
Spitzberg Family Youth Fund for Israel: provides subsidies for teen trips to Israel and IFTY support
Dr. Morris Stoner Religious Education Fund: provides support for religious education
Max Strashun Temple Tots Fund: supports early childhood and youth development programs
David and Ethel Rosenberg Education Fund: provides support for adult education programs


General Fund-IHC Operations: funds used for current Temple operations
General Fund-IHC Foundation: unrestricted funds to be used for the benefit of IHC
Caring Community Fund-Chevrat Chesed—: funds to support IHC families in need
Elaine and Gerry Arffa Staff Appreciation Fund: to pay for a yearly event to celebrate the staff and their contributions to the running of IHC. The fund also may be used for small scholarships to support non-clergy staff in times of need as well as to fund staff appreciation activities/events
Prayer Book & Bible Fund: provides funds for the replacement and acquisition of
prayer books and bibles
Special Projects Fund: supports expenditures for special projects


Senior Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: accepts donations to benefit IHC and community activities
Associate Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: accepts donations to benefit IHC and community activities
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund: accepts donations to benefit IHC music and community activities
Director of Lifelong Learning Discretionary Fund: accepts donations to benefit IHC’s learning and activities


Annual Commitment (Gift from the Heart): provides annual support for the ongoing operations and programming offered by IHC for our members and community
High Holy Day Covid Appeal: provides support for ongoing operating costs and assists with reducing budget deficits as the result of the pandemic

Now that you’ve seen all of our funds, please consider giving to IHC today