Contributions

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.

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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."

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Sponsor Shabbat Livestream

Share the joy of Shabbat, a memory, a simchah (happy occasion), livestream or an in-person oneg*  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.


*Oneg is a casual gathering after services including food and schmoozing.

At this time our medical team continues to monitor weekly Covid rates in NYC which determines whether there is food at the Oneg.


Questions?  Contact Ruth at rkleinman@cbst.org 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.

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Select a future Friday evening or Saturday morning service date.


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Pride Shout Out!
Add your Pride Shout Out! for the June 24 PRIDE Shabbat Program!
Shout Outs are due by Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
Contributions in celebration of PRIDE made after the deadline will be gratefully received and acknowledged in the following week's Shabbat Program.


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Questions?  Contact our Development Staff at giving@cbst.org 
"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. 


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Social Justice

Every human being is created in the image of the divine, deserving respect and equality. Your gift keeps our Social Justice work going. Starting with Human Rights Shabbat, December 10th, 2021 your gift will be matched.


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High Holy Days 2022 Open Door Contribution

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Capital Reserve & Bench Dedication
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 are acknowledged during the High Holy Days.

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 Gina Schmeling, Director of Development at 212-929-9498 x 814 or giving@cbst.org.

Bench Dedication photo - bench
Bench Dedication photo - plaque


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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

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

Questions? Contact Ruth at 
rkleinman@cbst.org 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 rkleinman@cbst.org or 212-929-9498 x 815. Your contribution will not be processed until after you review your selections on the next page.