Undesignated contributions to CBE are assigned to the General Fund to be used at the discretion of the Board of Directors. It is possible to designate a particular fund to receive your contribution. See the list below for a description of our special funds.
Funds Congregation Beth Elohim’s topmost priorities for the current year’s budget.
Tree of Life, “Etz Chaim”
A leaf or rock may be purchased to honor or commemorate just about any important life event. Leaves cost $360. Rocks cost $1000 for a small rock, and $2000 for a large rock. Funds received for Etz Chaim are placed in the General Fund. If you would like to purchase a leaf or rock, please click here for additional information.
If you would like to purchase a Memorial Plaque, please contact the synagogue office.
Adult Education Fund
This fund supports CBE Adult Education activities. It was established in memory of Albert E. (Al) Valade, Jr.
Supports cantoral and educational outreach and programming for our synagogue and community.
Chesed (Kindness) Fund
Helps this committee serve families in need, including defraying costs for families that require assistance.
Covers the cost of choir expenses including special choir programs such as Shabbat Shirah, CBE’s annual “Shabbat of Song”, soloists, etc.
Family Education Fund
Helps fund programs such as Am Ha’Sefer (People of the Book), Parents as Partners, and other programs that foster inclusion of Judaism in everyday family life.
Used to purchase books and media for CBE’s wonderful library. You may request the type of purchase, and a bookplate inscription (in honor, in memory) for the front of a book.
Na’aseh Social Justice Fund
This fund supports the social justice work of the Na’aseh Initiative. Na’aseh takes specific actions oftikkun olam(repairing the world) andtzedek(social justice) in the realms of basic human rights, civil rights, social justice, and environmental protection. Among other activities, Na’aseh sponsors the annual Martin Luther King Breakfast.
This fund is used to maintain and restore our Torahs, and to purchase new prayer books and ritual items, such as silver Torah ornaments. A minimum donation of $30 is required to dedicate a prayer book with a nameplate.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Rothbaum uses these funds at his discretion for charitable purposes for our synagogue and the extended community.
Religious School Fund
Provides extra services and special programs for the children in our Religious School.
Funds In Honor or Memory of Specific Individuals or Families
Jason Goldfarb Youth Fund
In Memory of Jason Goldfarb, this fund helps support CBE’s Youth Group programs.
Stuart Markowitz Fund
In Memory of Stuart Markowitz, this fund provides CBE youth scholarships to Prozdor, the high school of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, and scholarships to Jewish summer camps.
Amy Naparstek Israel Scholarship Fund
In Memory of Amy Naparstek, this fund supports educational trips to Israel for CBE youth qualified by their involvement in Jewish education, youth activities, and community service.
Joan Snyder Library Fund
In Memory of Joan Snyder, this fund supports our extensive library and the purchase of new library books. You may specify the type of book and an inscription.
Gerson Stutman Memorial Beautification Fund
In Memory of Gerson Stutman, a CBE Past President who was instrumental in the creation of our new synagogue building. This fund supports the on-going beautification of our synagogue building, including Liturgical Art for the sanctuary.
Alex Young Social Action Fund
This fund supports CBE social action programs and projects. It was established in memory of Alex Young.