Where to Give
There are many opportunities to support CBE and the continued need to provide worship opportunities for Jews throughout Brooklyn, develop innovative and creative programming and offer help to those in need. Your donation is also a wonderful way to help mark a special occasion, remember someone dear, celebrate a B’nai Mitzvah, birthday or anniversary, rejoice in the arrival of a child or mourn the passing of a friend or loved one. Please select one of the funds below to make a contribution. Thank you for your generosity.
Brooklyn Jews Fund
Beginning the day after Hurricane Sandy struck, CBE has been preparing, packaging and delivering 500 meals a day for those in need. CBE has enlisted more than 2,800 volunteers thanks to our wonderful partnership with New York Cares and has made 90,000 meals as of Tuesday, June 24th.
Clergy Discretionary Funds
Enable our Clergy members to help congregants and community members in times of need and support projects of special interest, both within the congregation as well as in the wider community here and in Israel. You may make contributions to the Rabbi Andy Bachman Discretionary Fund, the Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein Discretionary Fund, the Rabbi Marc Katz Discretionary Fund or The Cantor Joshua Breitzer Discretionary Fund.
DONATE NOW to Rabbi Andy Bachman Discretionary Fund
Israel Trip Scholarship Fund
CBE travels to Israel twice each year- and 8th grade post Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip and an adult-family trip. The 8th Grade Israel Trip at CBE is the culmination of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience. Studies have long proven that peer trips to Israel and Jewish summer camp are the strongest methods of developing a positive and long-lasting Jewish identity.
These wonderful trips, led by CBE clergy, happen each year where CBE members travel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the Negev to the Golan, meeting Israelis, studying ancient and modern history, and learning about their own identity to a connection with the Jewish homeland and its people. Contributions help defray the cost of the trip and provide scholarships so that every member may participate, regardless of their ability to pay.
Israelis in Brooklyn Fund
A Hebrew language, arts and cultural program for Israelis living in Brooklyn and NYC. This unique program helps to create and retain a sense of connection and cultural identity for families and individuals in Brooklyn’s largest, widespread Israeli community.
Oneg and Kiddush Fund
Celebrating Shabbat—the most sacred day of the week—with good food is one of the most important ways we adorn this special day. You can fulfill this mitzvah by sponsoring challah, dessert and wine for a Friday evening or Saturday service.
There are a number of ways to honor those we remember: through stories that keep their memory alive, volunteering in the community, studying Torah, and making a contribution of tzedakah to the Synagogue. Each of these are at the core of the tradition’s comforting words that your loved one’s memory will be an enduring blessing.
Youth Programs and Scholarship Fund
Provides access to enrichment and recreation programming at CBE.