Contribution Options

Chai Card
Contribute in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion. CBST will send notification of your gift, without mentioning the amount.


Yortzeit Tzedakah
Make a Contribution In Memoriam. In our tradition, we offer tzedakah (charity), capturing the significance of Chai (life): “may their memory be for a blessing."


Sponsor Shabbat Livestream/Zoom
Share the joy of Shabbat, a memory, a simchah (happy occasion), or appreciation for livestreaming.  Sponsorships received by 12:00 PM on the Thursday prior to your selected date will be acknowledged in the printed Shabbat program; you may provide a brief (30 word max.) text to personalize your tribute. 
Questions?  Contact Ruth at or 212-929-9498 x 815.

You may add a tribute of up to 30 words (in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion) in the text box provided. Your tribute will be acknowledged in an upcoming Shabbat Program.


Select a future Friday evening or Saturday morning service date.

Pride Shout Out!
The Pride Shout Out! section of the June 26 Shabbat Program is now CLOSED.
Contributions made today in celebration of Pride will be gratefully received and
acknowledged in next week's Shabbat Program sponsorship/support listing. 

Questions?  Contact Ann at 
"Sell" Your Chametz

Prepare for Passover:  Perform the mitzvah that performs another mitzvah.

Chametz (leaven) includes any food or drink that includes wheat, barley, oats, spelt or rye. Ashekanzic Jews add rice, millet, corn and legumes. Sephardic Jews include potatoes. Chametz comes in any form - even miniscule residue on pots, dishes, cutlery. 

In addition to the halacha (Jewish Law) that prohibits eating chametz (leaven) during Pesach, we are also forbidden halachically to own chametz or even to have it on our premises. Tradition provides a legal procedure whereby we can "sell" our chametz and, an hour after the end of the holiday, purchase it back (without an actual delivery or pick-up!). "Selling" implies full rights of ownership, with access.

CBST Rabbi Yael Rapport has consented to act as your "Chametz Agent."  There is no fee. You make a charitable contribution (maot chittim), which will enable Pesach observance by someone who could not otherwise afford to celebrate. 

ENTER the AMOUNT you wish to contribute, AND in the box at bottom of this form, please enter your Hebrew or Yiddish Name, and the location and approx. value of the Chametz. 


Social Justice

Immigrants and asylum seekers are
heartlessly challenged by the U.S. government.
Now, here's a challenge for you. Your gift makes a difference.  

Help the CBST Immigration Clinic continue to train volunteers and attorneys to provide assistance with asylum and work permit applications, translation, accompaniment to USCIS interviews, direct support for our immigrant neighbors, and more.

Read more here.

High Holy Days 2021 Contribution

Trans Jews Are Here Contribution

Capital Reserve & Bench Dedication
The CBST Home of Our Own is a long-standing dream that became a reality on April 3, 2016. The CBST Capital Reserve Fund has been established to preserve and enhance our beautiful synagogue on West 30th Street.

Capital Reserve Fund donors of $5,000 or more will be acknowledged in the next Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Booklet.

CBST Members who contribute $18,000 or more may dedicate a curved-2-seat, 3-seat, or 4-seat bench in the Wine Family Sanctuary. For details, to arrange a pledge, or dedicate another item or space, contact Ann Targownik, Director of Development at 212-929-9498 x 814 or

Bench Dedication photo - bench
Bench Dedication photo - plaque

Prayerbook Dedication
Kol HaNeshamah Prayerbook for Shabbat  for the Liberal Minyan    Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals for the Traditional Egalitarian Minyan    CBST's Siddur "With All Your Heart"

Indicate the number of each book you wish to dedicate. Enter the inscription in the “Dedication Text” box below. The customary format for bookplates is: 
Dedicated by Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx in honor (or in memory) of Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx. 

Kol HaNeshamah Prayerbook for Shabbat $50.00
Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals $ 50.00
CBST's Siddur: With All Your Heart $ 50.00
Machzor (High Holy Days) Prayerbook $ 36.00

Additional Contribution Options


CBST is a 501c3 Religious Organization. Consider a gift via Stock Transfer, Foundation/Trust, Employer Match, Required Minimum Distribution, etc.

Questions? Contact Ruth at or 212-929-9498 x 815.

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CBST is a 501c3 Religious Organization. Consider a gift via stock transfer, foundation/trust, employer match, etc. Questions? Contact Ruth at or 212-929-9498 x 815. Your contribution will not be processed until after you review your selections on the next page.