Donate to CBI Funds below or by mail.

By giving to our Endowment funds, you can help ensure Congregation Beth Israel remains a vibrant center of Jewish life for future generations.

Endowment Funds

Building Fund  Support capital projects for our historic building.

Legacy for Our Future  Support our congregation and membership for generations to come.

Aim Chai Board of Trustees Fund  Support our congregation and membership for generations to come.

Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund  Provide ongoing support for the maintenance of our cemeteries.

To discuss endowment contribution opportunities, please contact CBI's Development Director, Lauren Benthien, at

Planning a gift for our synagogue is a beautiful way to leave a legacy. We hope that all of our congregants will feel the importance of bestowing a gift to CBI that will help sustain our spiritual home for the future. There are so many ways to make a legacy gift at a level that is meaningful to you. Most legacy gifts do not require any immediate payment:

bequest in your will or family trust,

designating CBI as a beneficiary in your retirement accounts,

a life insurance policy with CBI as a beneficiary.

When you commit to a legacy gift to CBI you will become part of Greater Hartford’s Life & Legacy Program, in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which promotes after-lifetime giving. I hope that our community will be inspired by philanthropic giving to CBI and will have those conversations about what is meaningful to you, to plant seeds for the future. Please contact our Development Director, Lauren Benthien, to learn more.

For questions, or to learn more about supporting CBI now and in the future, please contact our Development Director, Lauren Benthien, at 860-519-0611 or

List of Funds for Donations: If you’d like your donation to be designated to a specific fund, please choose one from the list below and include the fund name when making your contribution. For a general donation, please choose our “General Charitable” fund. Thank you for your support.
Adult Education
Caring Team
Cemetery Beautification
Dr. Robert Allyn Kramer/S.A.G.E.
Friends of the Library
Lifelong Learning
General Charitable
Masonry Maintenance 
Masonry Restoration Campaign
Mental Health & Addiction Initiative
New American
Oneg Shabbat
Rabbi Fliegel Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Pincus Discretionary Fund
Rabbi Silver Courtyard Fund
Religious School
Social Justice
Tree of Life
West Hartford Temple Youth (WHTY)
Yahrzeit Plaques