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		                            <span class="slider_description">In order to sustain our vibrant community, Congregation Etz Chaim relies on the generosity of our members. A gift to us enables our community to continue working for years to come, sharing our history, traditions, and promises with the next generation.  Congregation Etz Chaim’s development is a communal effort that allows us to bloom through the next century and beyond. This is made possible through a strong partnership between our clergy, staff, lay leaders, and devoted members. There are many ways you can support us to achieve our mission of being a warm, caring, and inclusive community.</span>

DONATIONS

We appreciate you being a part of our community, partnering with us and supporting our work as a vibrant, inclusive and loving Jewish community. Your investment in Congregation Etz Chaim makes a tremendous difference in the lives of the many people we touch. 

To make payments or donations, we offer both an online and paper option:

 

MANNA CARDS

Manna cards are gift certificates from nearly every business or restaurant you frequent. These purchases can lead to large contributions for Etz Chaim while the congregant doesn’t spend a penny more than they already planned.  Congregants use these gift certificates as cash, yet 3-13% of the certificate is donated to Congregation Etz Chaim. 

Anyone can use the certificates, there are no expiration dates, and Congregation Etz Chaim does not appear on the paper or plastic cards. If less than the face value of the certificate is used, the remainder is refunded in cash or stored electronically on the plastic gift card. 

Manna cards are sold in the lobby of Etz Chaim every Sunday before and after the grade school assembly. Deadlines for order forms and payments are on Sundays at the synagogue office with certificates available for pick up on the next Wednesday afternoon.

AMAZON SMILE

When you search or purchase on Amazon using smile.amazon.com and designate Congregation Etz Chaim as a recipient, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to us. 

CEC FOUNDATION

 

The Congregation Etz Chaim (CEC) Foundation encourages, solicits, recognizes, and administers bequests, donations, and gifts to build a perpetual endowment to fund the betterment of CEC.   

The 501(c)3 non-profit foundation provides resources for Jewish continuity and assures that CEC remains a long-term source of strength for those in our community seeking to live by Jewish culture, values, and religion.

DONATIVE FUNDS

 

You can also donate directly to a fund. Our funds are as follows:

Barbara Baruch School Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarship money to pay (in part or in full) Religious School tuition fees for families who could not otherwise pay.

Building Fund: Used exclusively to pay the mortgage.

Facility Fund: Supports improvements to the building.

General Operating Income: Supports the general operations of the congregation.

Inclusion Fund: Supports inclusion programs and initiatives throughout the congregation.

Jeremy Bruder Memorial Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarships for OSRUI and the Youth Israel Trips for young people who would otherwise not be able to participate.

Landscape Fund: Supports maintenance and improvements to the building grounds.

Lifelong Learning Program Fund: Sponsors educational and cultural events.

Louis & Bettye Kaplan Social Action Fund: Money collected goes toward humanitarian aid locally and around the world. 

Music Fund: For major musical purchases and special programs.

Norman Yellin Emergency Aid Fund: This fund provides grants to members of the community in crisis.

Prayerbook Fund Chumashim Dedication: Dedicate a prayerbook in someone’s honor or memory.

Rabbi Cosnowsky's Discretionary Fund: Spent at the discretion of Rabbi Cosnowsky to support worthy projects and help individuals in need.

Rabbi Wainer's Discretionary Fund: Spent at the discretion of Rabbi Wainer to support worthy projects and help individuals in need.

Rabbi Bob's Discretionary Fund: Spent at the discretion of Rabbi Bob to support worthy projects and help individuals in need.

Ritual & Religious Fund: For the purchase of ritual items and beautification of the sanctuary.

Robert N. Glass Memorial Library Fund: For the purchase of books and media for the library.

Robert Scott Samuels Scholarship Fund: Provides scholarships to Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp or CFTY Leadership Training.

Ruth Joseph Memorial School Fund: For special programming and equipment for the school.

Sophie & Jack Edwards Scholar-in-Residence Fund: Sponsors the annual Scholar-in-Residence program.

Stu Soreff Office Fund: For the purchase of furniture and/or office equipment necessary for the function of the office.

Youth Committee Fund: Supports special projects of the youth groups.

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