“V’asu li mikdash, v’shachanti b’tocham… make for me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.”
Your donations to the CTJ funds create and sustain exceptional programming and worship. They also bring the benefits of CTJ membership and Hebrew School to all South Bay Jews, regardless of ability to pay.
What better way to mark an anniversary, birthday, soccer victory, honor roll achievement, or other significant occasion than by giving to a CTJ fund? You can even designate your donation in honor or memory of someone. If you wish, we will send a tribute note to whomever you designate, informing them that a donation was made in their honor.
When you make your donation, you may want to direct your contribution to a specific fund.
The core of our fundraising, the General Fund keeps your community going. Dues only cover about 70% of our budget so this fund is a vital and very important Mitzvah contribution.
Giving tzedakah is a traditionally meaningful way to mark the Yahrzeit memorial of a loved one. Donations to this fund defray the cost of sending out memorial reminders, and maintain Yahrzeit Memorials and our beautiful Memorial Wall.
Maintains our beautifully remodeled building in tip-top shape.
Torah & Siddur Fund
Pays for maintenance and repair of our Torah scrolls, covers, and adornments, and for replacement and covering of prayer books.
Rabbi Kalev's Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Kalev disburses his discretionary fund on your behalf with confidentiality and discretion -- to worthy and deserving charitable, educational, and Jewish cultural causes. Beneficiaries include but are not limited to established community and international relief efforts, emergency relief for local individuals and families, and scholarships for Jewish summer camp and Israel youth programs. In addition, the fund is used to support CTJ programs and activities.
Rabbi Mark's Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Mark disburses his discretionary fund on your behalf with confidentiality and discretion -- to worthy and deserving charitable, educational, and Jewish cultural causes. Beneficiaries include but are not limited to established community and international relief efforts, emergency relief for local individuals and families, and scholarships for Jewish summer camp and Israel youth programs.
We love food at CTJ. Help host an Oneg Shabbat or Kiddush lunch through this fund.
B'nai Mitzvah Fund
Cantor Beth designates this discretionary fund for the B'nai Mitzvah program, educational programming, and the needs of CTJ.
Rabbi Marvin & Miriam Bornstein Chapel Fund
Our most recent fund, established on the occasion of Rabbi Bornstein’s 90th Birthday. This fund is dedicated to the establishment of a worship chapel in honor of Rabbi Marvin and Miriam Bornstein.
Educational Enrichment Fund
Subsidizes Religious School and its enrichment programs, special expenses, and student scholarships.
Abrams Youth Scholarship Fund
In memory of the members of the Abrams Family who over the years have guided the Congregation, this Fund subsidizes students who would like to attend Jewish camps, Israel trips, or other educational opportunities. Scholarship applications are available every year.
Michael Rotstein Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 in honor and memory of Mikey Rotstein, who passed away at age six, this fund promotes the involvement of CTJ youth in Jewish community programs. Scholarships are awarded based on both the value of the requested program and financial need. Past awards have helped fund participation in Jewish summer camps, retreats, the Macabee Games in Israel and other activities. Applications are available from the office.
Anna Shure Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund
For Camp Ramah scholarships.
Formann - Sirota Music Fund
Funds aspects of CTJ’s premier musical service, “Light Up Shabbat,” reaching and touches all who love blending music and prayer.
Alan Reinstein Memorial Fund
Contributions are directed to the beautification of CTJ in memory of Alan Reinstein, a beloved former CTJ board member.
Donations support CTJ Sisterhood's many social and educational programs as well as Sisterhood sponsored charitable endeavors within the CTJ and South Bay community.