Contributions to Mizpah Congregation are greatly appreciated. A contribution can be designated to one of the Special Funds, listed below. To make a contribution, the Pay On-Line capability can be used (see link on left), or checks should be mailed to the Mizpah Congregation office. Please call the office if there are any questions.
Archives - Funds are used to collect, identify, sort and store the written and non-written history of the Temple; these contributions are not for the Chattanooga City-wide Jewish Archives.
Building - Funds are used to improve the physical structure of the building (does not include "routine" maintenance).
Capital Campaign - Funds go towards the complete outside and inside restoration project completed in 2004, also included endowing future funds to ensure we can attract the rabbinic leadership we want, as well as endowing funds for future renovation needs.
Cemetery - Funds go specifically to a seperate managed Cemetery Board, whole sole purpose is to maintain in perpetuity the Mizpah Cemetery.
Endowment - Funds go specifically into a separately managed Endowment fund, whose assets are for the future (in perpetuity) management of the Temple.
Feinstein Beautification - funds used specifically for the beautification of Feinstein Hall.
Flower - Funds used specifically for flowers, for High Holidays, for example.
Garden of Life - Funds used specifically for the Garden of Life, including the area along McCallie Avenue and adjacent to the main entrance of the Sanctuary.
Operating - Funds go into the general operating expenses of the Temple.
Goldman/Moses - Funds endowed by the Goldman and Moses families, used to bring exceptional guest speakers and artists to Mizpah.
Library - Funds used to enhance the holdings of the Gould Memorial Library.
Miller/Lefkoff - Endowment Fund
Marks Memorial - Endowment Fund
Mazon - Funds sent quarterly to the Mazon Fund, an entity within the Union for Reform Judaism who spend money to deal with (Jewish) hunger in the world.
Miller/Schwartz - Endowment Fund
Music - Funds used by our choir to bring music and musical artists/piano accompaniment to our congregation. Included High Holy Days as well as ongoing worship services, life-cycle events, or other Temple events as needed.
NFTY - The North American Federation of Temple Youth; our Reform movement's national youth organization.
Oneg – Funds to provide for Oneg supplies
Physical Property - funds to address physical property needs.
Prayer Book - Funds used to purchase new prayer books, either current ones or new ones as they become available, as well as unique books, such as Passover Haggadahs.
Rabbi's Discretionary - Funds distributed at the discretion of the Rabbi.
Rabbinic Endowment – Funds for endowing the Rabbinical compensation program.
Rita Russ Speer - Funds used for physical properties of the temple.
Religious School - Funds used for the purchase of books and materials used by our youth in religious schools.
Social Action - Funds used by our Social Action Committee for the sole purpose of participation in planned and ongoing Temple or community Social Action projects.