Through Tzedakah We Make an Impact

Congregation Sons of Israel offers many opportunities for the mitzvah of Tzedakah. Among these are vehicles through which people in special need can be helped, programs serving educational, spiritual and social needs can be assured and through which social action can be generated in times of community need. Listed below are some of the special funds that translate donations into action. Each serves a different purpose; all are well deserving of our generous support.

You may donate online using your Visa or Mastercard or PayPal account (please note: to help offset credit card processing fees, the minimum suggested total donation is $18.00).

We also offer opportunities to dedicate Siddurim and Chumashim and to sponsor CSI's Kiddushim. Please visit our Prayer Book and Kiddushim page to make this type of contribution.

Thank you for your consideration.


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If you would prefer to pay for your contribution offline, please use this Donation Form.

General Operations and Building Funds:
Etz Chaim -Tree Of Life The "Tree of Life" fund is our general fund that helps with CSI's daily expenses.
Building Improvements Fund Contributions will be used to help cover unanticipated building expenses
Ira Kestenbaum Beautification Fund Donations benefit beautification projects on the grounds of CSI.
Gilbert Kavy Memorial Building Fund This fund is used for building improvements.
Memorial Garden Fund Through this fund, bulbs and other perennials are planted in our Memorial Garden area. Additionally, dedications of large trees can be made. For dedication information, please email the office For a detailed description of our Memorial Garden, please click here.
Caring and Community Outreach:
Caring Community This committee provides a variety of support for our synagogue community: assistance for bereaved families including food deliveries, as needed, during Shiva; home and hospital visits; assistance to the elderly and/or ill, including rides to religious services, doctors appointments or shopping
Abraham Cohen/Fred Starler Memorial Tzedakah Fund This is our charity "Pushke" fund distributed to charitable causes at Passover
Choir Fund
Minyan Breakfast Fund
Chapel Library Fund Contributions can be made to add to the Chapel Library Books collection.
Mitzner Family Special Educational Needs Fund Donations are used to fund our Lev program, providing 1:1 shadows, technology, and Special Education training.
Organic Farm Fund Donations are used for Farm programming and to assist with other projects on the CSI Community Organic Farm.
Nursery School Donations help with Nursery School improvements (e.g., our new playground).
Rachel Greenstein Children's Resource Library Fund This special fund provides books for our children's library.
Rhoda & Mel Miller Tuition Assistance Fund
Study in Israel Scholarship Fund In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must first be enrolled in a program of study in Israel. Proof of acceptance and an estimate may then be submitted for consideration.
Youth Activities and Jewish Camping:
Jeffrey Dittelman/Robinov Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund This fund provides help towards overnight camp tuition at RAMAH. The emphasis at Ramah is the personal growth of children as Jews.
Samantha Silverman Youth Activities Fund Established to aid in the funding of Youth Advisors for both High School (USY) and elementary Youth Group (Kadima) programs. Also provides scholarships for those children who are in need of financial help to attend regional United Synagogue Conventions or Synagogue Retreats.
Zuckerman/Charlotte Hering Ramah Day Camp Fund This fund provides help towards day camp tuition at RAMAH. The emphasis at Ramah is the personal growth of children as Jews.
Professional Staff Discretionary Funds:
Cantor's Discretionary Fund Allows for assistance to charitable organizations and special music programs.
[At the discretion of the Cantor]
Educational Director’s Discretionary Fund This fund assists in educational projects to benefit the CSI Religious School students.
[At the discretion of the director]

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Used for various charitable and worthy causes, providing assistance to people in financial difficulties, funding to world-wide and local organizations.
[At the discretion of the Rabbi]

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