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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- FUNDED
$1,500 – Repain/replace and improve the security camera system
$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
$5,950 – Roof upgrade for the Morris S. Fogelman Jewish Student Center at Hillels of Memphis
$7,500- Security Enhancements to entrance of JFS- intercom/camera/lockdown- FUNDED
$9,500- Additional security cameras at MJCC- both interior and exterior with additional recorder to record footage from new cameras (cameras to be added for school in main hallway and near the pavillion cage)
$1 - 100 – To purchase food for Kosher Food Pantry
$3,000 – Transportation costs for one Yeshiva University Fellows weekend
$5,000 - Install additional security cameras
$2,500 – Switch lightbulbs to LEDs throughout the building- FUNDED
$25,000 – Install electronic security gates in the parking lots
$4,200 – New food warmer for kitchen- FUNDED
$1,600 – New computer for Technology Director
$2,200 – (10) Tw-way communications radios to be used for security and dismissal- FUNDED
$3,725 – Access pad for front gate- FUNDED
$14,500 – Card/fob access panels for building doors
$199- Liftware Steady Starter Kit (spoon) for hand tremor patients
$221 – Smart 2-way voice translator for use with non-English speaking residents- FUNDED
$695 – 5 CPR Mannequins for training ($139 each)- FUNDED
$5,995 – Wheelchair recliner for beauty shop (need 2)- FUNDED
$6,145 – Nu-Step Exercise System for Restorative Nursing Program
$3,000 – Water fountain/water bottle fill station with filtration system
$3,500 – ID badge camera and printer- FUNDED
$5,000 – Security cameras to be placed at the two vehicle entrances to the school
$5,000 – Upgrade projectors in 20 classrooms
$2,000 – Laminating machine
$3,000 - Update computers in the office
$4,000 - Create interfaith section in the Beth Sholom cemetery- FUNDED
$4,000 – Update HVAC control systems
$5,000 – Security cameras
$5,000- Security updates/items
$10,000- Financial aid to assist members in attending the congregational trip to Israel in Decmebr 2019
$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
$2,805 - 20 Stop the Bleed kits- FUNDED
$5,000 – Update, print and mail out our community-wide Directory of Senior Services
$13,000 - City-wide communication devices for all agencies to communicated during critical incidents and instant connectivity with police department- FUNDED
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.