Funds

Northern Hills Synagogue Funds

Contributions to Northern Hills Synagogue may be earmarked to a variety of funds for special purposes.
Click here to make an online donation to any of these funds.

If you would prefer to donate by check, please mail your check to Northern Hills Synagogue, Synagogue Administrator, 5714 Fields Ertel Road 45249, with the fund name clearly marked.

ZORNDORF GENERAL FUND FOR THE FUTURE
Finance construction, maintenance, and furnishing of the synagogue building. For use during general projects, improvements, and care of our building, organization, and programs. To assure our Congregation’s vibrancy now and tomorrow. To fund and support a caring and talented professional staff; energize and sustain our engagement initiatives that focus on new and innovative ways to provide a source of Jewish identity and connection for the next generation of our Cincinnati community. Dedicated in memory of Fred Zorndorf.

STEVEN & MAE ACKERMAN PROSPECTIVE MEMBER FUND
To provide financial support for programs and efforts designed to assist NHS in attracting and welcoming new members.

EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND
Gives financial support to the Northern Hills Synagogue Religious School and to other congregational programming.

BARBARA GELBART MEMORIAL FUND
To benefit B’nai/B’not Mitzvah from the congregation. The fund subvents the presentation of humashim, siddurim, and haggadot, and may be used from time to time for other projects for B’nai/B’not Mitzvah.

ROBERT V. GOLDSTEIN MEMORIAL FUND
To provide for speakers and other events to enhance synagogue life.

AARON AND ROSA LICHTIN LIBRARY FUND
To purchase books for the synagogue library.

MEMORIAL PLAQUES
To memorialize loved ones with a plaque inscribed in the synagogue sanctuary ($200).

JUDITH MOND PRAYER BOOK FUND
To provide prayerbooks for the synagogue. An inscribed prayerbook costs $36. An inscribed humash costs $54.

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND
For charitable and educational purposes at the discretion of the rabbi.
If you would like to offer support to refugees, please send to the synagogue or click on the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund on the Donation page. Put “Refugees” in the memo line. We will forward all donations to Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio. For more ways to help, click here.

RON & SANDY RICHARDS SOCIAL ACTION & ENGAGEMENT FUND
To support Social Action and Community Engagement initiatives of the synagogue. Current projects include IHN and the OTR Soup Kitchen. The fund proceeds could also be used to provide micro-grants to offset costs of volunteer training that support their specific social action initiatives. Created in honor of Ron and Sandy Richards, for their 50 years with NHS, 60th wedding anniversary, and 80th birthdays.

LEONARD J. SINGERMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
To give financial assistance to the youth of the congregation attending summer camps with intensive Jewish programs or participating in educational programs in Israel.

SHABBAT MEALS FUND
To help defray the cost of our monthly lunches and provide food for those facing hardship.

YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The congregation will make grants from this special youth fund to help young people from the congregation take part in regional and national USY and Kadima activities. Applications are available at the synagogue and school office.

ZUCKMAN/SASS RITUAL FUND
Purpose: To maintain the synagogue Torahs and purchase ritual items for the synagogue.

NHS Sisterhood Funds

Except where otherwise noted, the minimum contribution, a check to the order of Northern Hills Synagogue Sisterhood, is $5.00.

MAZEL TOV CLOTH
Ms. Lynn Kohel
5301 Barony Place, 45241
513-469-8836
Available for embroidered inscriptions of happy occasions. Each inscription will include the name(s), occasion(s), and dates at a price of $18. Beneficiaries of gift inscriptions will be notified with a gift card.

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FUND
Ms. Jeri Fish
11583 Symmescreek Dr. Loveland, 45140
513-683-4233
Purpose: To provide books, audio visual teachers aides, videos, and other visual aides (games, etc.) for the NHS Youth Library. A card will be sent for any donation of $5 or more. Book plates have a $20 minimum cost.

SIMCHA TREE
Ms. Gayna Bassin
7494 Trailwind Dr. 45242
513-793-7369
Purpose: Major purchases for the synagogue. The tree is located in the lobby of the synagogue; brass leaves commemorating happy events such as births, bar/bat mitzvahs or anniversaries can be engraved for a donation of $54.

SYNAGOGUE BEAUTIFICATION FUND
Ms. Jeri Fish
11583 Symmescreek Dr. Loveland, 45140
513-683-4233
Purpose: To help beautify our synagogue through the purchase of flowers, plants, art objects, furnishings, etc.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES FUND
Ms. Jeri Fish
11583 Symmescreek Dr. Loveland, 45140
513-683-4233
Purpose: To provide funds for youth activities of pre-school through youth groups and college age members of our synagogue.