Tzedakah: Righteousness – Charity – Philanthropy – Humaneness – Goodwill – Kindliness


We appreciate and welcome your donations, in honor of or in memory of friends and/or loved ones to the following funds:

General Operations Greenbaum Youth Enrichment Fund
General Endowment Fund Religious Shcool Scholarship Fund
Cantorial Endowment Fund LeRoy Kohn Adult Education Fund
Building & Ground Fund Jewish Culture Fund
Cantorial Fund Lipman Religious Activities Fund
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Mike & Cory Rucka Travel & Entrichment Fund
College Scholarship Fund Eitan Biblarz Scholarship Fund

Click on the Donate button above or complete our Donation Form and email or mail to the CBI office.  Or contact the CBI executive office at (831) 624-2015.  

Thank you!  Your thoughtful gift will be promptly acknowledged in our Shofar Newsletter and to the person(s) indicated.

Good News!  Tax-Free Gifts from IRA Accounts Have Been Reauthorized!

Congress has reauthorized legislation that allows donors to make charitable gifts from their IRA accounts (including Roth IRAs) without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. It was passed as part of the Emergency Stabilization Act of 2008. If you are age 70 ½ or older and are required to take minimum withdrawals and you do not need them for personal use, this may be a great way to make a gift to CBI or pay your Temple pledge. While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, you will not pay income tax on the amount. Without this law change, withdrawals from IRAs for charitable gifts are taxable to the donor. Your tax-free gift may be a payment of existing dues, pledge or a new gift. For the current tax year, you must act before December 31.

This information has been prepared for general information only. You should consult a licensed or appropriately authorized financial advisor before making any financial decision.

Amazon Smile for CBI



When you shop at, Amazon will donate to CBI. Please go shop and support Congregation Beth Israel Carmel!






Good Search and Good Shop for CBI

What if CBI earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can! is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just go to or and be sure to enter Congregation Beth Israel – Carmel, CA as the charity you want to support. And be sure to spread the word!