Donations to Congregation B’nai Israel are gratefully accepted. Our membership dues cover only the minimum annual expenses, not the full costs of running a temple. Additional contributions are always needed to help keep our activities going.
Donations of money can be by either check or cash. Donations can also be made in other forms such as property or securities.
Donations to temple programs can be a meaningful way to congratulate friends on simchahs or show you care in time of sorrow. When you make a gift for some special purpose such as honoring a happy occasion, offering appreciation or good wishes, or remembering a deceased friend or relative, a card is sent to the recipient family and your gift is acknowledged in our annual Bulletin.
When you donate, you may designate that your gift go to the temple’s General Fund or to one of the other existing named funds (listed below). Or you may choose some other expression such as buying the flowers for a service or sponsoring some particular event. You could even establish your own named fund!
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Mike Silver.
General Fund: These funds are used for the operating expenses of the temple.
Building Fund: This fund is used for renovations and improvements to the building.
Cemetery Trust Fund: Contributions are used for endowment of the cemetery. Checks should made payable to B’nai Israel Cemetery Fund.
Jack and Esther Altfeld Lindy Trust Fund: This fund is used for temple maintenance expenses.
Pritzker-Rauch Youth Scholarship Fund: This fund is used to assist children with summer camp and Israel trips.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: Given directly to Rabbi Kaplan to be used as he deems necessary.
All contributions to funds should be mailed to Mike Silver at the address below. Checks should made payable to Congregation B’nai Israel except for the Cemetery Trust Fund, as indicated above. Contributions will go to the General Fund unless otherwise specified.
Your contributions are appreciated. Please use our donation form (click here) and mail to:
Congregation B’nai Israel
P.O. Box 10906
Jackson, TN 38308