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.
Adult Education and Library Book Fund
Education and learning is fundamental to Judaism. This fund ensures the continuation of education throughout all generations.
Annual Yom Kippur Appeal
The annual Yom Kippur appeal has a long-standing history with CBE. Money raised through the Annual Yom Kippur Appeal supports everything we do each year – programs for education, lifecycle events, holidays, social action and community-building; maintenance of our buildings; technical infrastructure; and salaries for our clergy, professional, administrative and custodial staff. A contribution to the Annual Yom Kippur Appeal also ensures that no member of our congregation is turned away for financial reasons.
Brooklyn Jews Fund
Brooklyn Jews is CBE community’s program for young Jews in their 20s and 30s who are seeking a meaningful connection to Jewish life and culture. Since 2003, Brooklyn Jews has been a gathering place for learning, social events, Shabbat and holiday experiences–including our famous Shabbat in the Hood program and High Holy Days Services in the Prospect Park Picnic House.
This fund allows for the maintenance and preservation of our historic buildings and spaces.
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 Dan Bronstein Discretionary Fund, The Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein Discretionary Fund or The Cantor Joshua Breitzer Discretionary Fund.
Honor the holidays or Shabbat by beautifying our services with Bimah flowers.
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.
Social Action Fund
Helps to promote the principals of equality and solidarity.
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.