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Beth Jacob is blessed to have members and friends who choose to show their care for our community by making financial contributions to our synagogue. Your generosity allows Beth Jacob to employ superb clerical and lay staff; maintain our facilities; offer award-winning programming, classes and holiday-themed events to the youth and adults of the community; run the only daily minyan in Oakland; operate a year-round infant/toddler program and pre-school; and provide the infrastructure necessary in an orthodox community including kosher kitchens, a Chevra Kadisha, a community mikvah used by dozens of synagogues in Northern California, and a women’s mikvah for our members.

 

Beth Jacob Congregation Funds:

Beth Jacob Congregation General Fund: Donations to the General Fund are utilized where the needs are greatest. These support the day-to-day operations of the synagogue including: religious observance, holiday and event programming, adult education, office expenses, clergy and staff salaries, and facility expenses.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: Donations to this fund are used to support the BJC community and the greater Jewish community at the discretion of Rabbi Albert.

Kiddush Fund: Donations to this fund are used to subsidize unsponsored weekly Kiddush luncheons on Shabbat.

Yahrzeit Fund: Donations to this fund are used to support synagogue operations in memory of those who have passed.

Youth Program Fund: Donations to this fund provide support for youth programs.

Prayer Book Fund: Donations to this fund assist in the purchase and maintenance of prayer books, chumashim, and machzorim.

Gan Mah Tov Fund: Donations to this fund support the operation of our preschool, Gan Mah Tov.

Chevra Kadisha Fund: Donations to this fund allow for the purchase of supplies needed for the tahara and shmira services provided by the Chevra Kadisha of the East Bay.  No members get paid for performing taharot.

 

Permanent Endowment Funds held at The Jewish Community Foundation:

Beth Jacob Congregation Restricted Fund: Provides annual income to BJC so long as operating as an orthodox synagogue.

Beth Jacob Congregation Membership Support Endowment Fund: For support of BJC as a supplement to annual funding collected through the donations of contributing members.

Max and Judith Brown Beth Jacob Fund: Provides annual income to BJC so long as operating as an orthodox synagogue.

Henry Ramek Memorial Tefillah Fund: For support of programs with an educational component before or after religious services, with a preference toward the Sunday tefillah breakfast program.

Mayer Goldberg Memorial Lecture Fund: For support of an annual Jewish education lecture or scholar-in-residence program.

Phil and Sandy Gorman Memorial Lecture Fund: Funding for an annual Jewish education lecture or scholar-in-residence program.

Beth Jacob Congregation Home of Peace Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund: Provides operational support of Home of Peace Cemetery.

 

 

Sun, October 20 2019 21 Tishrei 5780