Supported Funds

Congregation Beth Jacob General Fund – General Fund donations are vital to help defray operating expenses

Beth Jacob Trust Fund – Income from the Trust Fund helps defray expenses of running CBJ

Yahrzeit Fund – Donations to this fund, in response to Yahrzeit notices, go into the General Fund.

Ray & Milly Russo Cultural Heritage and Arts Fund – To sponsor an annual presentation or performance of the arts

Adeline & Reubin Winokur American Jewish History Prize Fund – Award given annually to two deserving students of our religious school who write the best essay on a subject related to American Jewish History – selected by the Rabbi.

Jacob & Minnie Kaplan NFTY Institute Fund – To encourage participation in NFTY Institutes by offering a scholarship to eligible members of our Temple Youth Group who are applying to attend their first regional institute

Estelle Pokross Sherman and Hyman Sherman Fund – For the preservation of the Beth Jacob Synagogue

Abraham and Sarah Sherman Fund – Devoted to the preservation and upkeep of the temple building.

Weishaupt Stamp Fund – Used for repair or replacement of religious items belonging to CBJ

Rose Sherman Geller Fund for Jewish Family Life – To support Jewish traditions and enrichment at CBJ

Additional Donation Opportunities

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques – Each plaque in our Synagogue sanctuary commemorates a loved one who has died. A plaque may be purchased by a CBJ member for $400; for the non-member price please contact Sherri Sore at The money is placed in the Beth Jacob Trust Fund. Contact Rabbi Mills at to order a plaque.

Tree of Life – A leaf may be purchased on our Tree of Life. Each leaf is $318. Anything within reason may be printed on it. The money is placed in our Tree of Life account and used for CBJ. Contact our Treasurer, Sherri Sore at to order a leaf.

Rabbi Discretionary Fund – Rabbi’s discretionary fund to support special educational and charitable projects for our congregation and in its name. 

Rabbi Emeritus Mitzvah Fund – The fund is administered by our Rabbi Emeritus Lawrence Silverman. Checks should be made out to “CBJ-Rabbi Emeritus Mitzvah Fund” and sent to the Rabbi Silverman’s attention.