CBT members, as well as family and friends of members, often ask how they can contribute to the temple's financial health. They are caring, generous people who want to make a difference.
One of the best ways to contribute is to make an unrestricted 'free will' donation in support of the temple's annual operating budget. Unrestricted gifts help us maintain the high level of programs and services that our congregants expect while also giving us the opportunity to develop even more innovative programs that our congregants would enjoy.
There are also many other ways to contribute to the temple's financial health, as listed below. Please make checks payable to Congregation B'nai Torah and mail to the temple at PO Box 273, Sudbury, MA 01776.
Several B’nai Torah funds have also been established. Each fund uses contributions for a specific purpose. If you would like your donation used for one of these specific causes, you can target your donation to any of these funds.
Details on the B’nai Torah Funds can be found by going to our funds page at www.bnaitorah.com/giving-and-helping/temple-funds.
The Tree of Life is your opportunity to commemorate an event, a loved one or anything special to you. The beautiful Tree of Life, located in an area of the temple for all to see, consists of leaves inscribed with occasions special to our members.
A Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, a birthday or honoring or commemorating a loved one are examples of the special memories inscribed on the leaves on the Tree of Life. For a $250 donation you can purchase a leaf and have your words inscribed. Your special memory will be captured forever.
A Yahrzeit board is a traditional way of keeping the name and memory of loved ones alive in our hearts and is an integral part of Judaism. Honoring the anniversary of the passing of your family member is often commemorated by illuminating a light adjacent to a plaque that contains your loved one's name and their English and Hebrew date of passing.
We have installed four Yahrzeit boards in our sanctuary and would like to invite you to participate in the Jewish tradition of remembrance by adding the names of your loved ones who have passed away.
For more information on how to purchase a plaque, please visit our Wall of Remembrance page at www.bnaitorah.com/giving-and-helping/yahrzeit/wall-of-remembrance.
This is an opportunity to honor your family, honor a loved one, share the celebration of a special birthday, or share the celebration of a special event by memorializing the mitzvah on a prayer book name plate. The suggested donation is $36.00 per name plate. Please send your donation check to the temple office with your wording for each book plate.
The common wish in Israel at this time of year is “May the year and its curses end; may the new year and its blessings begin.” At OneFamily, we work hard every day trying to turn curses into blessings.
Daily, we witness the anguish, the heart-rending pain, that the victims of terrorism and their families go through. Every day we are there to provide the steady and constant support that the victims need, as a beacon of light for them, pointing to a better future. The financial and material assistance YOU give, provides a large measure of stability for these families, preventing them from remaining victims for a lifetime.
Just last week, the Ames family was blessed with six children in a close-knit family filled with tremendous happiness, despite their constant financial hardship. The children received strong values and a proud identity from their parents. Tragically, last week, their parents, Yitzchak and Talya, were murdered in cold blood in a terrorist attack not far from their home. Not only were they machined gunned from a passing car of terrorists, but after their car struck a ditch, the terrorists pulled them from their car and riddled them with bullets from point blank range, with a special focus on Talya’s stomach, carrying her unborn child.
Within 24 hours, OneFamily’s case workers were visiting the children. In addition, OneFamily has a special division caring for the needs of the 56 children from 13 families who have lost both parents in terrorist attacks. At their own initiative, many of these children visited and befriended the Ames children, showing them that they are not alone – and that with the help of OneFamily , they too will learn to cope with their loss and build a new future for themselves. They have lost their parents, but now they are part of the larger family of the Jewish People whose love and care is expressed through the OneFamily Fund.
Please click HERE to make a donation to OneFamily.
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