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Supporting cbs-bd

The services and programs Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David provides depend upon your support. Dues and ancillary revenue (caterer, rentals) cannot cover our entire budget; contributions, both for the annual Kol Nidre appeal and throughout the year, fill the gap. They also help you fulfill the commandment to give tzedakah (charity).

There are many reasons to give – commemorate a Yahrzeit, honor a friend or family member’s life cycle simcha, say thanks, etc. – and there are many opportunities, as well. You can contribute to any of our funds listed below. You can donate online or download a printable form and mail in with your payment. We also have commemorative opportunities for non-recurring gifts.

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Ongoing Donation Opportunities

Book Fund          Help acquire and maintain siddurim, machzorim, chumashim and other religious books.

Exterior Beautification   Purchase a tree, shrub or flowers to enhance our grounds.

General Fund     Offset operating expenses and support Temple programs throughout the year.

Kiddush & Collations      Make services more enjoyable by offering congregants and guests an opportunity to schmooze while enjoying good food and drinks. You may also sponsor a kiddush to commemorate a special occasion.

Kol Nidre Appeal             Support our programs and services by participating in our largest annual fundraiser.

Memorial Brochure        Remember your loved ones in this booklet handed out on Yom Kippur and other times Yizkor is said.

Library Fund      Enable us to acquire new books and replace old ones.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund         Donate for our Rabbi to assist persons and organizations in need.

Simcha Fund      Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other simcha with your CBS-BD family at special Simcha Shabbat kiddushim.

Taxi Shuttle        Aid members who want to come to services but need a ride.

Torah Fund        Fund repairs to our Torahs so that they can be declared Kosher and used during services.

Yahrzeit Contributions   Give to honor the memories loved one who have gone on to Olam HaBah.

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Judaica Shop     Make Sisterhood’s Judaica Shop, located in the Temple lobby, your first stop for all your Judaica and gift needs. Part of your purchase will support Sisterhood’s programs and activities.

Shop Amazon    When you go to from our home page by clicking on the button in the lower right-hand corner, a small part of what you spend is donated to the Temple. It’s like making a contribution that costs you nothing.

          Celebrate milestones in your life or a family member’s by sponsoring the Shabbat Kiddush. We will work with you and your budget to plan the occasion and to make it special. For information or to sponsor a kiddush contact Nanci Moskowitz,, 593-1516.   


Commemorative Opportunities

Buy a Brick         Demonstrate your support for Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David by purchasing a brick. Have it inscribed with your name or in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member. It will be added to the path leading to our Hempstead Avenue entrance. Bricks are available for $150.

Chapel Pews      Endowing one or more chapel pews is a very affordable way to make a lasting gift to your shul. Each pew seats four. An endowment plate inscribed with your name or your family’s name will be affixed at the end the row. Chapel pews may also be endowed to honor of lifecycle event or in memoriam. The price is $500 for each pew.

Estate Planning                Include Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David in your estate planning. Your lasting legacy will benefit the Temple family for years to come by helping it continue to be our spiritual home and transmit our heritage to the next generation.

Memorial Plaque            Honor the memory of a lost loved one by having a bronze plaque installed inside the synagogue engraved with the person’s name and both the English and Hebrew dates of passing. The plaques are illuminated during the week of the Yahrzeit and when Yizkor is said, and they are available for $750.

Naming Opportunities   Make a powerful statement of support and commitment by having a synagogue asset named in your honor or for a loved one. The income generated from your gift will support Congregation B’nai Sholom – Beth David and its services and programs for years to come. Naming opportunities are available at different levels.

Permanent High Holiday Seats   Purchase permanent seats in the main sanctuary that you and your family can use exclusively during the High Holidays. Each seat you purchase will have a bronze plate inscribed with the name you choose affixed to the back. The seats will remain yours for as long as you maintain your membership. Each seat costs $360 and is payable over three years.

Tree of Life         Commemorate life-cycle events such as births, baby namings, B’nai Mitzvot, graduations, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries and enrich our temple lineage by purchasing a leaf on our Tree of Life, the beautiful wall sculpture in our main lobby. Each leaf costs $200 and includes one line of engraving.


Cemetery Plots

Congregation members in good standing are entitled to a free grave upon death in a location chosen by the Cemetery Committee. The surviving spouse can reserve the adjacent grave for $1,000. Members may also pre-purchase plots for themselves or any person of the Jewish faith for $1,800 per grave. Contact the Temple office, 516-764-4100, for additional information.

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