Giving Opportunities

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla strives to strengthen Jewish life spiritually, educationally, and culturally. Through the tireless efforts of our esteemed Rabbi, Executive Director, Religious School, Men’s Club, Sisterhood, and lay leadership, we achieved so much already – however, this is a continuous journey. We must maintain and enhance our educational opportunities and bring new resources and programs to our congregation and community for a Meaningful Judaism.
There are countless programs and projects that are in need.  Through our heartfelt commitment, dedication, and financial support, we can be proud that each of us can play a critical role in shaping our future as a center of Jewish life in our community and in the world.
There are numerous dedication and volunteer opportunities.  Thank you in advance, your generosity helps ensure Congregation Shaarey Tefilla’s commitment to Jewish life for generations to come.
L’Dor V’Dor
May we all go from strength to strength as we travel on this journey together, providing a legacy for our children.

There are many ways that you can show your support for your synagogue and help us achieve our mission of being a warm, caring, and inclusive community:

If you need assistance or have donation questions email the Treasurer or call the office at (317) 733-2169.

  • General Fund:  The General fund provides vital support and helps us to run our vast array of programs, maintain our beautiful sanctuary and facilities, and create beautiful worship services.  Donations can be made to honor a special event, Simcha, or a special person or wish someone a Refuah Sh’lemah, a speedy recovery, is a long-standing tradition at CST.
  • Yahrzeit Fund:  Commemorate your loved ones upon the anniversary of their passing with customary contributions to the Yahrzeit Fund.  Come join our prayer services to say Kaddish for your loved ones.  Gifts to the Yahrzeit Fund support CST’s general operating budget.  To set up reoccurring donations on the anniversaries of your loved ones, please contact the office.
  • Building Fund:  Contributions to the Building Fund are used for the general repair, maintenance, and upkeep of the synagogue building, equipment, and grounds.  Gifts to the Building Fund support CST’s Building & Grounds operating budget.   
  • Education Fund:  Donations to the Education Fund are used to support Jewish educational programs.  Contributions to the Education Fund support CST’s Education operating budget.  
  • Tree of Life: Commemorate joyous lifecycle events, mark accomplishments, or remember loved ones by purchasing a leaf or boulder on our The Tree of Life located in the lobby.

Donations are accepted on four levels:

Tree of Life Form
Boulder:  $ 1,800
Gold:       $  720
Silver:      $   360
Bronze:    $   180

  • Memorial Plaque:  At CST, it is a time-honored Jewish tradition to commemorate the passing of a loved one or relative with a memorial plaque located in the sanctuary.  Memorial plaques are organized by the month of passing and lit for the entire month of the anniversary of death and during Yizkor services.

The cost is $270 Memorial Plaque Form 

  • Prayer Book Fund:  Donations to the Prayer Book Fund are used to purchase prayer books, siddurim, and Torah and Commentary, chumashim, used during our services.  A bookplate can be placed to dedicate your gift in honor of a special event, Simcha, or in memory of loved ones.  Siddurim cost $36 each and Chumashim are $72 each.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund:  Donations to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund are used by the Rabbi for charitable purposes to assist individual, educational and communal needs in a confidential manner consistent with CST’s tax-exempt purposes.
  • Yom Kippur Appeal:  The Yom Kippur Appeal is our annual fundraising campaign and main source of operating support beyond membership dues and other gifting opportunities.  Through the generosity of our members that we can sustain and engage our community in Conservative Jewish life combining full egalitarianism with a commitment to traditional Judaism.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  
  • Shabbat Kiddush Fund: Donations to the Shabbat Kiddush Fund support a kiddush luncheon hosted by our Sisterhood where service attendees can sit and schmooze a bit after Shabbat morning services.  It is scheduled each month typically coinciding with Rosh Chodesh.  Come join us for some nosh and bagels!
  • Reward Shopping: All you need to do is select Congregation Shaarey Tefilla as your organization and shop away CST will receive a check quarterly rebate check, please sign up today.

Calling all Kroger Shoppers to link your Kroger Shopping Card to CST follow the link below:
Kroger Community Rewards


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Congregation Shaarey Tefilla is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, provided no goods or services were exchanged for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.