A Message from Our President

Dear Congregation B’nai Israel Members,

Building on the energy and joy created from a magnificent High Holiday experience with Cantor Shira Ginsburg, I have some wonderful news to share with you. During High Holidays, a very generous, anonymous donor initiated a Fund-Raising Challenge!

This generous donor has pledged to match any new funds donated by our members between October 1 and November 30, 2023, which are in excess of the members’ standard 2023 Dues and Annual Appeal (Fair Share) amounts. The maximum pledge from this donor is $100,000. This means if we raise $100,000 in qualifying donations, the donor will match those funds, and the Congregation will receive $200,000.

The Temple Board has approved a motion supporting all the details of the anonymous donor’s pledge, and I am beyond thrilled to announce this Challenge for our Temple. I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of any qualifying donation you would like to make to benefit our Congregation.

If you wish to contribute, you can do so by sending a check made out to Congregation B’nai Israel with 2023 Challenge Campaign on the memo line. If you would like to donate stock or securities, please contact Jan in the Temple Office for specific routing instructions.

Your support is key in helping our Congregation maximize this opportunity! Please consider giving generously to our 2023 Fund Raising Challenge.


Tina Lyon President