general Donations

Your contribution supports a wide range of PTBE activities that strengthen our temple and promote our service to the community. People donate in memory of loved ones, in honor of people or occasions, as a gesture for healing, or “just because.” Where requested, we will inform people that donations were made in their honor, or notify the families of the deceased. 

Donations can be applied to our General Fund, the Discretionary Fund* of one of our clergy, a temple auxiliary, or one of our many funds designated for various ways of supporting the congregation and community. 

Make a General Donation

Unclear about the various ways we ask for support at PTBE? Click here for a simple explanation, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

You can call us at 650-341-7701 during business hours (9 to 5 Monday-Thursday, 9 to 4 Friday)  to donate by Visa or MasterCard.
You can also stop into the office or mail a check to:

Peninsula Temple Beth El
1700 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403

*Discretionary Funds are Funds of the Temple that are disbursed by the specific members of our Clergy.  These Funds are to be used for the benefit of PTBE and such other purposes as: to assist Congregants or other individuals in need; to fund other 501(c)3 organizations, including PTBE; to supplement customary synagogue expenses; and to enable the purchase of items to be used by the Clergy but which remain the property of PTBE. They may not  be used for the personal benefit of the staff member or his/her family.