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$500 – Repair or replace small wheelchair
ramp at foyer entrance to synagogue
$600 – Installation of "RING" brand video doorbell to secure the buidling during daily morning and evening services
$6,000 – Chair lift for stairs going to Rabbi’s
study and board room
No needs at this time
$3,000- Internal security radio system
$9,500- Additional security cameras to be placed in the ECC hallway and near pavilion cage area
$100,000- Physical security modifications to MJCC front entrance
$100,000- Mass notification system for critical emergency
$1 - 100 – To purchase food for Kosher Food Pantry
$3,000- Refurbish and replace worn hardware on many exterior doors
$30,000 – Install electronic security gates in the parking lots
$5.000 – Repair potholes and various asphalt issues in the driveways and parking lot
$375- Recycling bins
$6,250- Paint outdoor window trims, doors, and portico
$30,000- School sone traffic lights and signs
$10,000- New website design
$3,500- Additional security cameras to increase security coverage
$7,500- Privacy shades for exterior windows of the high school classrooms
$10,000- Bulletproof doors at the main entrance of the school
$1,200- Walkie Talkies to establish communications between security guards at entrance and personnel in the sanctuary
$1,500- Stop the Bleed kits (10 kits)
$3,000- Interior locks to create hard rooms that can be locked from the inside in case of emergency
$5,000- New door lock system to enable us to lock down the building in an emergency
$8,000- Window film to make the office and library impact resistant
$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
$16,000- Security communications radio
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.