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Abundance Farm Fund

Funds support 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

Funds support educational activities and programs for adults at CBI including CBI Café and other classes. 


Annual Fund

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


Benjamin Goldsmith Fund

Used to support children with learning differences in the Religious School.


Bikkur Cholim Fund

Donations for this fund 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

Donations help support educational activities and programs for children teens at CBI. 


Endowment Fund

Minimum Contribution is $10.00. 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.


Aesthetics Fund

Funds will be used to beautify the synagogue.


Israel Fund

Funds used to support CBI sponsored trips to Israel, Yom Ha’atzmaut events and other activities in celebration of Israel.


Kitchen Fund

Donations for this fund will be used for purchases and maintenance of CBI’s Kosher Kitchen.


Landscape Fund

Funds 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 will go towards the upkeep of the library.


Preschool Education Fund

Money from this fund will go 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 will be 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.


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

Fund for engaging in 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

Donations will be used to help 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

Thank you for your support.

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