“Congregation B’nai Israel is not only a place to pray, but a place to study, learn, sing, laugh, greet, raise your children, help others, and of course to eat! We’ve created a place where our children and grandchildren feel safe, where religion means “family” and caring, where our lifecycle events are handled with love and respect, and a place where we can go and be ourselves. It’s a legacy that we have established and hopefully will continue long after we’re gone. In order to keep this spirit and our community alive, it’s important to make sure CBI is financially secure. That’s our obligation and our pleasure. We are the future of Congregation B’nai Israel.”
-Renee Nadel, Founding Member and Past President
Honor a special occasion, express sympathy, remember a loved one or simply say “Thank You” while supporting the long-term sustainability of CBI. Your gift will have the additional impact of allowing us to provide the best programming, services, social justice, learning, and spiritual opportunities for our members and community.
Leaf On the Tree of Life
The Tree of Life enhances the beauty of our Atrium and is nurtured by celebrations of life and joy. An inscribed “leaf” on the Tree of Life is a wonderful way to commemorate a birth, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, confirmation, graduation, wedding, anniversary, or other life cycle.
CBI’s legacy funds pave the way for a secure tomorrow. A charitable gift annuity offers the opportunity to make a gift to CBI in exchange for fixed lifetime income payments. There are tax benefits associated with the donation, which remains with CBI upon your death as a legacy gift.
Legacy Fund Options
Will and Trusts: Name CBI as a beneficiary for a set amount or percentage of your estate, in either your will or trust.
Life Insurance: Purchase or transfer ownership of a policy and name CBI as the beneficiary.
IRA or Pension Plan: Name CBI as a beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement accounts.
Charitable Gift Annuity: Create a gift of cash or securities for CBI and get paid a fixed amount each year of life.
Create Your Legacy Today
For more information about our Legacy Funds, please contact Steve Allen, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561.241.8118.
Naming Opportunities exist for those of you who would like to honor your family or to pay a lasting tribute to the memory of a loved one. By choosing a Naming Opportunity, you create a visible and enduring testimonial. For more information, please contact Steve Allen, Executive Director at email@example.com or 561.241.8118.
Create a lasting memory and write a message to honor a special person or moment by engraving a brick in one of our walkways.
$180 single brick
$360 double brick
Remember a loved one by dedicating a bronze memorial plaque on the Memorial Wall in our sanctuary. A corresponding Lucite plaque is placed in the lighted Remembrance Stand on the anniversary of the yahrzeit.
Donate to CBI through a gift to mark a yahrzeit or in memory of a loved one that has recently passed.
High Holy Days Appeal
During the High Holy Days, we are reminded by the blasts of the Shofar that we all must work to ensure that Congregation B’nai Israel remains vital and vibrant for ourselves and our children. Answer the Shofar blasts and fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah by giving to our annual High Holy Day appeal. Leave a legacy of love and caring for the future of CBI.
For questions or more information, please contact Steve Allen, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561.241.8118.