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WAYS TO GIVE

Every dollar you contribute makes a difference. Scroll down to learn about giving opportunities at Congregation B'nai Israel.

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Thank you for your support.

Challah for Shabbat 5/6/22
If you picked up a challah or two at CBI and would like to submit a donation, you can do so here. Thank you!

Abundance Farm Fund
Supports the ongoing maintenance of our innovative food justice farm and outdoor classroom on Abundance Farm. We produce healthy, fresh produce for donation to the Northampton Survival Center while serving as an outdoor classroom and community-building space for the broader community.

Adult Education Fund
Supports educational activities and programs for adults at CBI including CBI Café and other classes. 

Aesthetics Fund
Funds are used to beautify the synagogue.

Annual Fund
Funds are used for the synagogue’s most pressing needs. Enhanced dues are a part of this fund.

Benjamin Goldsmith Fund
Supports children with learning differences in the Religious School.

Bikkur Cholim Fund
Funds are used for gifts from the whole congregation for members of the congregation who are ill.

Cemetery Fund
Funds are used for cemetery maintenance and related activities.

Cot Shelter Fund
Donations to this fund can be made in lieu of food donations for the monthly CBI sponsored Cot Shelter dinners. 

Daniel & Shirley Levin Education Fund
Money will assist qualified families with Religious School tuition.

Divine Fund
An endowment used to attract and retain outstanding religious school educators for our Religious School.

Education Fund
Supports educational activities and programs for children and teens at CBI. 

Endowment Fund
Minimum contribution is $10. A $600 contribution or more is necessary for an acknowledgment plaque to be affixed in the main lobby. The principal stays intact; interest earned is used to defray general operations of the synagogue.

Israel Fund
Supports CBI sponsored trips to Israel, Yom Ha’atzmaut events and other activities in celebration of Israel.

Kitchen Fund
Funds are used for purchases and maintenance of CBI’s kosher kitchen.

Landscape Fund
Funds are used to beautify and maintain synagogue grounds.

Leonard & Bernice Alberts Preschool Scholarship Fund
Fund assists qualified families with preschool tuition.

Library Fund
Money in this fund goes towards the upkeep of the library.

Preschool Education Fund
Money from this fund goes to the preschool for equipment and teaching materials.

Pulpit Fund
Funds used to procure necessary items that are not covered by the operating budget. These funds are used to enhance our services.

Rabbi Justin David's Discretionary Fund

Rabbi Jacob Fine's Discretionary Fund

Sandra Goldsmith Endowment Fund
Donations are used to endow activities for Tikkun Olam.

Sam & Mildred Wolfe B'nei Mitzvah Fund
All students studying for B'nei Mitzvah require a private tutor. This fund offsets tutoring costs for families. We encourage all families, friends, and relatives to contribute. The minimum contribution is $10.00. 

Sue Kurian Kiddush Fund
Donations will be used to enhance our Shabbat services with festive Kiddushes.

Sustainer Program
An important source of support for our shul is our Sustainer Program. Sustainers are members who commit to make an ongoing annual contribution of $500 or more above standard dues, providing a reliable source of funding for CBI’s operations and program. Regular membership dues cover only about 50% of CBI's annual expenses. Most of the rest of our budget must be covered by fundraising efforts.

A strong Sustainer Program creates a more stable financial foundation for our growing congregation, allows us to attract and keep talented staff who are committed to our community for the long term, gives us the resources to assist and welcome full membership to those with financial needs, and allows us to focus our other fundraising efforts on programs and projects that invest in our community and the future of the synagogue.

To learn more about the benefits of the Sustainer Program or become a Sustainer, contact director@cbinorthampton.org or (413) 584-3593.

Tikkun Olam Fund
The Tikkun Olam Grants Fund is used to benefit programs that help people in need in the Northampton-Amherst area, Israel, and, if catastrophes strike, in other parts of the world.

The Tikkun Olam Activities Fund sponsors speakers and special programs to help members study important issues and be mindful of Jewish ethics. These funds also promote social justice and advocates for a peaceful, sustainable world.

Tzedakah Chesed Fund
Supports acts of tzedakah (charity and generosity) for the benefit of CBI members.

Valley Jewish Seniors
Fund to help support seniors’ activities through CBI.

Women's Fund
A $5.00 minimum contribution. Funds are directed to women in need in our community.  Send checks payable to Sisterhood Women’s Fund to: Ada Medina-Arons, 22 Mountain Road, N. Hatfield.

Youth Fund
Helps fund activities for our youth programs. 

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaque
$600 donation for each name.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Executive Director Emily Kieval at (413) 584-3593 x201 or director@cbinorthampton.org.

Thank you for your support.

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