Building Fundraisers

We Did It!

In March 2018, eighteen years after starting to raise money for our new synagogue, we moved in and celebrated the first Bat Mitzvah in our new home!

While in full use, the building and grounds are not quite complete. Funds are still needed for the entry gate, the landscaping, the Ark and the main kitchen not to mention other finishes and furnishings. The plans also call for a playground at the Kesher level when feasible.

Your financial support is greatly appreciated!!

Click on the How to Donate tab for easy donating instructions.

Any questions about donating to the New Synagogue Project, including using securities or IRA distributions, should be directed to Karen Sloss at or call (360) 319-7258

Ongoing: Go green!  Donate your car, boat, motorcycle, motorhome, etc., receive a charitable tax receipt and help Congregation Beth Israel at the same time by using the professional services of Frannie Erickson of Eartha Kitty. As of November 2017, we have collected $5,732.60 from this program. For more information call Lynn Korner at (360) 671-2607 and let us help you perform this Mitzvah!  All proceeds go to the new building fund.

Finish & Furnish

The Capital Campaign Committee has launched an ambitious campaign to raise $700,000 — the total of funds needed to complete the final phase of our New Synagogue project. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all donations to the New Synagogue fund received through March 31, 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar, meaning that our actual fundraising goal is $350,000. Click this link to read our November 20th letter that has all the campaign details.

Donor Recognition & Dedications

Todah Raba to all for the generous support that has made our new synagogue building possible.

As finances and volunteer time allow, donors will be recognized in tangible ways in and around the new synagogue. On a central wall, likely in the form of a Tree of Life, all new synagogue donors of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged. Please fill out this form to let us know how you would like to be recognized: Donor Recognition Form.

In addition, as spelled out in our Policy for Donor Recognition, donors of $5,000 or more are welcome to select specific items to be dedicated in their name, such as rooms, furnishings or other building features (stairwells, drinking fountains, etc.). Small plaques near each item dedicated will serve to honor the donor. All signage will be modest and tasteful, in keeping with the culture of CBI and the interior design of the building. Click here to view plaque samples.

Here is the current List of Dedications available.

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