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A Word About Finances
Terumah, a Gift of the Heart
We are delighted to have you as a member of Congregation Beth Israel and look forward to welcoming you into our thriving community, the center for Jewish life on the Monterey Peninsula.

Community is more important than ever. But community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and me.  

With no set dues, our pledge system is based on terumah, a gift of the heart--in the Book of Exodus, our Israelite ancestors brought gifts “as their hearts moved” them to finance the construction of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. In this spirit, we ask you to give as generously as you can.

Our annual membership pledges are our single largest source of support and make possible the religious services, programming, and community outreach we provide all year long.

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.

As President of our growing Congregation, I remain laser focused on CBI member engagement and outreach. Already, our clergy, the CBI Board of Trustees, and our professional staff are working energetically to enhance your experiences at CBI and expand our Jewish community—with an increased budget, we will do even more. In addition, we plan to enhance our beautiful sanctuary and further upgrade our entire communal space. Finally (albeit unfortunately), physical security for CBI and its members is always top of mind and we will continue to provide security at all CBI events, including Hesed Academy. Our aging building is i need of maintenance and repairs is on our minds. s.
Deeds of giving are the very foundation of the world. Pirkei Avot 1:2

With your generous pledge from the heart, we will continue to nurture and educate our youth, engage and support our adults, welcome the entire local Jewish community, and provide a meaningful spiritual life for all who seek it.  With our strong CBI community, there is nothing we cannot achieve--we thank you for joining us on our Jewish journey.

You can submit your commitment electronically or print and mail your response to CBI:

As always, your contribution remains confidential.


Malina Breaux
President, CBI Board of Trustees
CBI 2023-24
Membership Pledge Form

CBI's pledge model asks you to give what you can (a gift from your heart) in lieu of fixed dues.
  • Solely as a guide, the sustaining pledge for the 2023-24 fiscal is $2950 for families and $1900 for singles. 
  • Become a member of CBI’s Tzadikim Circle with total yearly giving of $5400.
  • We ask every family to add $200 for the Building Fund and $200 for security.

Please click the "Submit" button below to arrange your 2023-24 Commitment.

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