Supporting our Congregation

“Tzedakah (literally ‘righteousness’ and sometimes translated as ‘charity’) is equal to all the other commandments combined” according to the Babylonian Talmud (Tractate Bava Batra, page 9a).

Our Jewish community fully depends on the generosity of our members and donors. We truly appreciate any donation, small or large, as this is how we pay our staff, maintain our facility, and engage in the work of Tikkun Olam—repairing the world. All donations are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We don’t pass a hat around during our Services as commerce is not allowed on Shabbat or Jewish holidays. Instead, our members make annual dues commitments and everyone is strongly encouraged to make a donation in honor of someone, in memory of a loved one, in observance of a Yahrtzeit (memorial date), or in the speedy recovery of a relative or friend. Donations can be given for a specific purpose or for general use. When a donation is made, a card may be requested to be sent informing them that a donation in his/her name was made to our congregation.

Please Help Our Jewish Community Continue To Thrive By Donating Now

Online via Paypal:

Donations now accepted via PayPal; click on the “Donate” button to start.  PLEASE insure we get your name and correct dedication details, otherwise you may not receive the appropriate credit.  Your net contribution will be less than you enter, due to processing fees.

Mail a Check:

Please make check payable to “Congregation Beth Shalom” and note the individual Fund Name (e.g., “General Fund”) in the memo section of your check.

Mail to:

Congregation Beth Shalom
P.O. Box 85
Modesto, CA  95353

Individual Funds

General Fund:
This fund is unrestricted and can be used for any expense incurred by the synagogue.

Building Fund:
This fund is restricted to use for any expense incurred related to the maintenance, repair or improvement of our building and grounds.

Rabbi Discretionary Fund
This fund is used at the Rabbi’s discretion to support emergency needs in the community and for special events and expenses.

Thank you for supporting our congregation and ensuring a vibrant Jewish presence in the Modesto area.  No one is every turned away from any of our events due to financial limitations.  Please contact our Board if you would like to donate goods or Services.