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Chai Giving


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THANK YOU! WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY TO THIS YEAR'S CHAI GIVING ANNUAL APPEAL

With your support we can maintain and build on our full range of:

  • Meaningful Worship Service and Events
  • Innovative Education Opportunities for All Ages
  • Dynamic Jewish Cultural Programming
  • Connection and Caring for our Congregation
  • Fulfillment of Our Commitment
  • Participation by All

All donors will be invited to our Chai Giving Oneg Celebration. Donations to PTBE are tax-deductible. PLEASE NOTE: Online donations are by credit card only. To donate by check or have your pledge charged to your temple account, please return the remittance envelope you received in the mail or simply send a note and (if applicable) a check to the temple office.

Rabbi's Circle        $7,200+
(Includes Circle Donor's Reception and Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Eisner)

Mitzvah Circle        $ 3,600+
(Includes Circle Donors' Reception)

Chai Circle              $ 1,800+
(Includes Circle Donors' Reception)

Shalom                   $   540+

Chaverim               $   180+

Apples & Honey    $    18+

RAISE THE BAR! THINK CHAI!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does PTBE need an Annual Appeal? 
We are a mission-driven congregation with an ambitious list of programs and services to provide to our members and to the greater community. Each year we expand and adjust our agenda in response to the demands of our population. As with nearly all synagogues, we have an annual appeal to bridge the gap between what the community wants and what we can otherwise afford. Without Chai Giving, beloved and much-needed programs would have to be scaled back or eliminated. 

How will my gift be used?
Annual Appeal gifts go to our General Fund, which covers operating expenses such as staff salaries, program expenses, and need-based education or program scholarships.

I already pledged to Bonim B’Yachad to rebuild our temple. Should I pledge to Chai Giving this year?
Bonim B’Yachad is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to rebuild our spiritual home. Chai Giving is an annual program that supplements funds to serve the needs and enrich the lives of our community. It fills our spiritual home each year with Chai—Life! 

How can I make my gift?
We accept checks, credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), and gifts of appreciated stocks. PLEASE NOTE: Online donations are by credit card only. To donate by check or have your pledge charged to your temple account, please return the remittance envelope you received in the mail or simply send a note and (if applicable) a check to the temple office. For all other questions about how to give, please contact Eric Stone at 650−341−7701 or estone@ptbe.org

RAISE THE BAR! THINK CHAI!

RAISE THE BAR! THINK CHAI!

Earlier Event: September 17
SSH - Sunday Sandwich Hevre
Later Event: September 23
Tashlich Service and Picnic