Our Funds and Giving
The gift you give to Congregation Beth El allows our members of all ages to our wonderful community. Our Synagogue provides superb and innovative programming and religious education for all ages; morning Minyanim; beautiful services on Shabbat mornings and Holidays; wonderful community building kiddushim and so much more.
Congregation Beth El has a number of funds which allow you to direct your charitable giving. A contribution honoring or memorializing someone special can be a lovely way to pay tribute, while supporting our Synagogue community.
Please note that acknowledgements will be sent if the contribution is at least $18. The preferred method for acknowledgement is by email; however, if no email address is available, it will be mailed.
You may make donations to these funds by completing the Mail–In Contribution Form and send to the Synagogue office or make a donation on-line ($18 minimum for credit cards) and note the fund you would like the donation directed to.
The funds that can be donated to are as follows:
General Operating Fund – supports the general operating expenses of the Synagogue.
Marvin & Sarah Rosenbaum Kiddush Fund – subsidizes our community’s Shabbat morning Kiddushim.
Yahrzeit Fund – supports general operating expenses in memory of loved ones.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – provides the Synagogue’s Rabbi the ability to assist individuals and community projects.
Hesed Fund – provides meals for individuals and families during illness, bereavement, and other times of need.
Soup Kitchen Fund – supports the purchase of food for the community volunteers to prepare meals at the Norwalk Soup Kitchen.
Tzedekah Fund – benefits the needy in the Synagogue and the greater community.
Prayer Book Fund – supports the purchase of new prayer books and chumashim and for repairs of the books in need.
Torah Fund – provides for the repair of the Synagogue’s Torahs and Arks and for the purchase of needed ritual items.
CULTURAL ARTS FUND
Paul Singer Memorial Fund – supports our Artist in Residence program.
EDUCATION & YOUTH FUNDS
Kadden B’nei Mitzvah Fund – subsidizes B’nei Mitzvah tutoring for those in need.
Leo Nevas Fund – provides support for special activities for the Navasky Religious School.
Navasky School Fund – supplements programs to enhance Jewish education and cultural experiences for our school age children.
Nitzan School Fund - supplements programs to enhance Jewish education and cultural experiences for our toddlers and pre-school children.
The Stulman Family Youth Fund – supports the development of our Youth programs.
College Connection Fund – provides holiday packages to our Youth who are away at college.
Phyllis Wolf Camp Ramah Fund – provides for scholarships for children to attend Camp Ramah.
Scholarship Fund – provides scholarships for children to attend USY Encampments, Kinnusim, and Israel pilgrimages.
Sid Birnbaum Award – supports an annual award presented to a volunteer who supports the Navasky School.
Stephen Vogel Award – supports annual awards to students of the Navasky Religious School and USY who show leadership potential.