Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Tzedakah and General Funds

Giving is a fundamental obligation of Jewish life and a core facet of our Jewish identity. Each individual act of tzedakah expresses and conveys a basic Jewish value and connects us to the overarching pursuit of repairing and bettering our world. On these pages, you see well how our congregants give not just to our synagogue, but also to the Greater Bridgeport community. Please contact us if you’d like to give to the synagogue through serving on a committee or the Board of Trustees, helping fellow congregants in need by participating in our Chesed Program, working as religious school room parents, and so much more. Within the larger community, so many members help at the Classical Studies Academy in Bridgeport, participate with the School Volunteers Association of Bridgeport, and prepare meals for two area soup kitchens. More information about these programs can be found on our Community and Social Action pages.

Like all religious, cultural and educational institutions, Congregation B’nai Israel requires supplemental funds to best fulfill our mission. We depend on the support of devoted individuals to help continue our inspired worship, educational programs, and cultural and social action activities. Each gift helps us maintain the spirit and strength of Congregation B’nai Israel, not just today but also tomorrow.

Ways to Donate

Congregation B’nai Israel maintains special purpose funds, many of them established by the generosity of our congregants. These funds help support the vital programs and services we offer to our members. Your contribution can also honor the recipient (or their memory) by acknowledging a meaningful occasion or providing compassion during a time in need.

A list of special purpose funds can be accessed by clicking on our General Funds list in the right hand column.

In addition to giving to these funds, we hope you will consider helping Congregation B’nai Israel increase our permanent endowment funds. For more information on these funds please visit our Endowment page. Please contact Samuel Rosenberg for more information about the endowment funds.

Donate Online

You can donate online by clicking here.

Donate By Mail

Download a printable form and mail it along with your check to Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604.

Donate Gifts of Securities

Donating gifts of appreciated securities is a wonderful way for you to support Congregation B’nai Israel and also to receive tax benefits. When you donate shares of stocks or mutual funds that have appreciated since their purchase you:

  • Make a generous donation to B’nai Israel
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the full market value of the securities at the time of the donation
  • Avoid the capital gains tax you would incur by selling the shares instead of donating them

Consult your financial adviser about these and other ways to make tax-advantaged donations to Congregation B’nai Israel. For additional information please email our bookkeeper, Tammy Caruso.