300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 | Phone: 727-381-4900 | info@cbistpete.org

Fund Descriptions

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Due to rising costs, the minimum donation is now $10 per acknowledgment sent.

Funds Categories

Adult Education & Enrichment Funds

  • Chase the Driedel Fund – Provides for annual Chase the Dreidel 5K race.
  • Ellen Jo Glassman Adult Studies Endowment Fund – Provides fund for a special Adult Studies Lecture/Program.
  • Gail S. Warren Legacy for Leadership Fund – Provides for activities that will deepen or develop leadership skills for current or emerging Congregational leaders such as promoting educational activities and speakers, and help to annually recognize a Congregation member selected for leadership recognition
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas – Provides for purchase of small prayer books (benchers) containing the Sabbath home service for use during this engagement program
  • Harry Green Memorial Education Fund- Fund to provide educational programs for youth or adults
  • Ira Green Memorial Education Fund– Fund to provide Educational programs
  • Louise J & Harry Green Fund- Fund used for educational programs
  • Rabbi Morris B. Chapman Adult Institute Fund- Fund to support annual adult education program
  • Mitzvah Farm Fund  – Supports CBI’s Mitzvah Farm – a CBI Mitzvah Corps Project that will ultimately provide food for those in need.  The first phase is to build a small demonstration garden in the courtyard.  Once this garden has become established, a larger scale farm will be built to grow enough vegetables to supply to those in our community who are in need.
  • Pride Shabbat – Provide for annual Pride Shabbat service

Child Education & Enrichment Funds

  • Abe Green Scholarship Fund for Children – Scholarship subsidy used for PRTT
  • Camp Ramah Fund – Supports scholarships of CBl youth to Camp Ramah
  • Elsie Ehrlich Scholarship Fund for Children– Scholarship subsidy used for PRTT
  • Harry Green Memorial Education Fund- Fund to provide educational programs for youth or adults
  • Ira Green Memorial Education Fund– Fund to provide Educational programs
  • Julius Green Scholarship Fund for Children- Scholarship subsidy for PRTT
  • Lorraine Maller Educational Fund for Children- Scholarship Subsidy for PRTT
  • Louis & Edna Javits Youth Scholarship Fund-  Scholarship for USCJ summer or year-round programs (e.g, USY and Camp Ramah)
  • Louise J & Harry Green Fund- Fund used for educational programs
  • PRECEC Scholarship Fund- Scholarship Subsidy for PRECEC
  • Shirley Buns PRECEC Fund- Fund used for replacement, repair, and acquisition of PRECEC equipment
  • Shirley Buns PRTT Fund- Fund used to support PRTT
  • Weiss Family Memorial Fund – honors the memory of Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Leslie Weiss, and their children Hannah and Ari Weiss, with a hands-on play and environmental learning area at Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg. The Weiss and Levin families have given their blessings to the creation of this fund in memory of the young, vibrant family that died in a plane crash in Costa Rica, December 31, 2017. It continues their cherished work of sustainability, child health, and social justice.
  • USY Fund – restricted fund to support CBI youth programs
  • USY Pilgrimage – restricted fund to subsidize scholarships for CBI summer programs to Israel.

Community Tzedakah Funds

  • Cantor’s Discretionary Fund- Donations for use at the cantor’s discretion
  • Minyan Fund- Community Tzedakah
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund- Donations for use at the rabbi’s discretion

Facilities & Ritual Funds

  • Building Maintenance Fund – Fund used for synagogue capital improvements/major maintenance expenses.
  • Buns Technology Improvement Fund- Fund used for technology needs at synagogue.
  • Dr. Michael H. Diamond Endowment Fund – Provides interest income to cover CBI operating expenses and building needs
  • Library/Music Account – Donations used to purchase books and music for the Library
  • Membership Initiative Fund- Support membership initiatives and programs
  • Mitzvah Fund – Support general synagogue operations and programs
  • Music and Concert Endowment Fund – Provides fund for expenses of our annual concert program, to purchase musical instruments or equipment, and to support music programs.
  • Murray Jacobs Beautification Fund- Provides fund for building and grounds maintenance and beautification
  • Prayer Book Fund – Fund to purchase siddurim, chumashim, and mahzorim

Kiddush Sponsorship & Donation

Want to donate or sponsor an upcoming kiddush or oneg? Contact Women’s League’s Livia Wein through the CBI Office.

Tree of Life

Looking for a special way to honor your family and friends who are celebrating a simha?

The Tree of Life at CBI is just the answer. What a joy it is for someone to walk into our shul and see a Tribute of their special birthday, anniversary or wedding. Does your child/grandchild have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Graduation coming up? What a great way to honor them! Order forms are in the synagogue office and lobby. The minimum donation for leaves is $254.

Please send emails to accounting@cbistpete.org to make your donations to these funds.

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