Thank you for considering a contribution to Heska Amuna Synagogue. We offer many ways to put your donation to good use that suits your intentions. Some are accounts designed to meet our long-term needs, others are for current needs. Please review our listing below to help you make your decision. If you prefer, you may ask the officers to assign your contribution to the current area of greatest need by selecting “Greatest Need”.
When a contribution indicates a person to honor or memorialize, a suitable acknowledgement card (without the donation amount) will be sent to the person or family.
All contributions are acknowledged in Ha’Kol, our Knoxville Jewish community newsletter, unless you indicate otherwise.
3 Ways to Contribute
Online. Complete the form below to securely charge your contribution to PayPal or your credit card.
Postal Mail. Mail the information requested below, along with your check, to:
Heska Amuna Synagogue
3811 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone. Call the synagogue office at (865) 522-0701 and we will be glad to help you!
Contribution Opportunities by Category
Instead of selecting from the following accounts, you may ask the synagogue’s officers to assign your contribution to the current area of greatest need.
BROWN, ELAINE AND SHORR, MARILYN BIKKUR CHOLIM FUND: Established to provide funds to bring the care and strength of our Heska Amuna community to those who are sick, infirm, or isolated. (Long-term fund)
MERRELL, BRYAN MEMORIAL FUND: Provides financial assistance to members facing financial barriers allowing participation in programs which increase affiliation with Conservative Judaism. (Long-term fund)
Burial and Funeral
CEMETERY FUND: This fund supports maintenance of the New Jewish Cemetery. (Long-term fund)
CHESED COMMITTEE: Contributions honor and support the efforts to provide a meal of condolence following a funeral. (Annual Operations)
CHEVRA KADISHA COMMITTEE: Contributions honor and support efforts to prepare our deceased, in accordance with Conservative Judaism practices, in preparation for burial. (Annual Operations)
YAHRZEIT: Donations are made in observance of a loved one’s yahrzeit. (Annual Operations)
Education & Youth Programs
CAMP RAMAH ENDOWMENT FUND: This fund helps offset the cost for students who may not be financially able to pay full tuition to Camp Ramah. (Long-term fund)
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT FUND: This fund is to enhance and enrich all educational programs of the Synagogue. (Long-term fund)
EDUCATOR’S SUPPLEMENT FUND: Established by Nancy and Jeffrey Becker, this fund supplements the salary/benefits compensation package of the Heska Amuna Education Director and teachers in the Religious School. (Long-term Fund)
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL CAPITAL FUND: Supporting capital improvements of our school. (Long-term fund)
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FINANCIAL AID FUND: The purpose of this fund is to assure that all children of Heska Amuna members can attend religious school, without regard to the ability of the family to pay fees and tuition. (Long-term fund)
STURM, BRADLEY MEMORIAL FUND: The interest from this fund goes for youth enrichment. Established in memory of Bradley Sturm. (Long-term fund)
ROSENTHAL ENVIRONMENT: Supports education, programs, and practices relating to environmental preservation and conservation. (Long-term fund)
Buildings & Grounds
COHEN, GERTRUDE GLAZER AND I.B. ENDOWMENT FUND: Established in memory of Gertrude Glazer Cohen and I. B. Cohen, mother and father of Arnold Cohen and Robert Cohen. This fund’s interest helps to defray Synagogue expenses. (Long-term Fund)
COHEN-PRESSER ENDOWMENT FUND: Interest from this fund is designated for the long-term repairs of the Synagogue, to help maintain the physical integrity of the building. Established in memory of Amy Cohen and David Cohen, Eva and Louis Slovis, and Norbert Slovis, and in honor of Lisa, Michael, Adam, David, and Jennifer Cohn. (Long-term fund)
HESKA AMUNA BUILDING FUND: These funds are used for capital improvements, expansions, and emergency repairs to the buildings and property of the synagogue. (Long-term fund)
OUTSIDE BEAUTIFICATION: Supports the maintenance and beautification of the Synagogue grounds. (Annual Operations)
JACOBS, HERB AND ELISE: Supports capital improvements and other approved needs. (Long-term fund)
ROSEN, SAM AND ESTHER: General benefit of Heska Amuna (Long-term fund)
GENERAL FUND: Contributions to this fund are used to help defray our operating expenses. It should be realized that your dues are not sufficient to meet our entire budget and the Synagogue depends on contributions to make up the difference. (Annual Operations)
CALENDAR: Contributions support production of our yahrzeit calendar and congregational directory. (Annual Operations)
CHANGE FOR THE FUTURE: Contributions defray our daily operating expenses. (Annual Operations)
HIGH HOLIDAY APPEAL: Contributions support on-going synagogue operations and projects. (Annual Operations)
LIBRARY: Supports the Winick Library with new books and periodicals of interest. (Annual Operations)
ROBINSON, SYLVIA MEMORIAL FUND: Established in memory of Sylvia Robinson, mother of the late Ruben and Mitchell Robinson and Fay Gluck. A committee will choose a special event. (Long-term fund)
HESKA AMUNA 2019 Fund): Supports the supplement to our Rabbi for a parsonage. (Long-term fund
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND: This fund affords monies for the Rabbi to use at his discretion for educational purposes and for Tzedakah, both inside the congregation and for the community at large. (Annual Operations)
DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH FUND: This fund will be used only for repair, replacement, or embellishment of items used for religious observances, prayer, or Torah study such as Torah scrolls, our Holy Arks, and other ritual or religious items. (Long-term fund)
MINYAN: Supports any Synagogue activity at the discretion of the attendants of the Morning Minyan. (Annual Operations)
SHABBAT ONEG and KIDDUSH: Contributions support weekly celebrations of Shabbat. (Annual Operations)
SIEGEL, ZELDA and MILES FLOWER FUND: To buy flowers for the HA Sanctuary, primarily for the High Holidays. (Long-term fund)