Giving

Our synagogue relies on our congregation’s generosity of spirit in order to remain open in the way that supports our values and mission. While each household contributes to membership, it is important for each of us to respond to the general needs of the congregation by giving when the call goes out for a special project, and by contributing time, expertise, and funds as we are able. We welcome your suggestions and support to enhance and strengthen our community.


Donate your TIME


Adult Education

Our adult education provides a venue for an array of programs that bring the teachings of Judaism to life. Learn more about adult education at CKS.

Committees

Join a committee to help make CKS a fun and fulfilling place! Volunteer to plan the annual spring fundraising event, participate in Tikkun Olam activities, support the Purim Carnival, and so much more! Contact us in the office to learn more.

Kehiloft

Enhances the lives of our high school students through social and social justice activities as they learn and live the principles of Judaism. We welcome community members who wish to give back by teaching a Kehiloft class. Contact: Karen Fridkis

Tikkun Olam

Participate in our events related to social justice and welfare issues in accordance with the teachings and mandates of Judaism. Help us help those in need. Learn more about Tikkun Olam at CKS.

Donate your STUFF


Cell Phone & Ink Cartridge Recycling

Drop off your cell phones and empty printer cartridges. We recycle them and turn them into donations! Contact: recycling@ksnj.org

Oneg Sponsorships

Help enhance our Shabbat and Holiday observances. Challahs, fruit, snacks and wine help defray the costs of Friday Night Onegs. Contact: Natalie London

Rummage Sale

Donate kitchen appliances and tools, household items, yard tools, light furniture, toys, clothing, books and more for our annual rummage sale. Contact: Debbie Gartenberg

Spring Auction

Our silent and live auctions are great ways to support great spiritual and educational programming, as well as continue to improve our building. Donations may include gift certificates for goods and services, including restaurants, theater, hair salons, food & beer preparation. Other ideas include vacation homes, jewelry, ceramics, artwork, home furnishings, handbags, and items for gift baskets. You can also consider donating an “externship” to give young people the opportunity to have work experience. Read more about donating to the 2013 event.

Donate towards a GOAL


Beautification Fund

Enables aesthetic improvements to be made to the building and grounds which reflect our heritage and are within the philosophy of the congregation. Donate to this fund.

Building Fund

Provides for capital improvements to the building and grounds, such as new windows, roof, shed, etc. Donate to this fund.

General Fund

Enables unrestricted contributions to support the broad range of CKS activities. Does not contribute to a specific goal or project. Donate to this fund.

High Holiday Appeal

Is a customary gift of the High Holiday Season, and is an expression of tzedakah that makes real the concept, “Repentance, Prayer and Charity temper judgment’s severe decree.” Donate to this fund.

Planned Giving

Designed to benefit the donor while providing support to the synagogue. Consult with your financial advisor regarding bequests, donations of appreciated assets such as real estate, stock, life insurance, and charitable remainder trusts. Learn more about donating stock, or contact us in the office.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Honor our Rabbi and enable her to provide assistance to those in need and to support those causes which reflect Jewish values. Donate to this fund.

Religious School Fund

Enables innovative educational programs and special projects for children in our Religious School. Donate to this fund.

Tikkun Olam

Pursues and advocates for social justice and welfare issues in accordance with the teachings and mandates of Judaism. Contributions aid the general operating budget by providing funds for helping us help those in need. Donate to this fund.

Donate with a PURCHASE


Amazon.com

Shop online and donate to CKS at no additional cost. If you shop at amazon.com, please link there through the CKS web site every time. Learn more about our affiliate program.

Shop Rite Gift Cards

Purchase regular-priced Shop Rite gift cards at CKS, and a portion of the sale goes back to the congregation.

Magazines

Order or renew your subscriptions for magazines through American Publishers. Use webcode WC3453 on aphearst.com. These make great gifts all year round, and we receive 42% of each sale!

Donate as a TRIBUTE


Memorial Plaque


A tribute to a loved one, a light next to this bronze plaque in our sanctuary denotes the week of Yahrzeit and ensures that the name will be read before Kaddish. Contributions support the Synagogue’s general operating fund. Contact us in the office to learn more.

Tree of Life


In honor of a simcha, such as a B’nei Mitzvah, graduation, wedding, anniversary, or new baby. A personalized leaf will be added to our Tree of Life in the synagogue lobby. Each leaf includes 3 lines of engraving and costs $54. Contact us in the office to learn more.

Walkway Brick


Celebrate your family and loved ones by dedicating a custom brick in our front walkway. Each brick includes 3 lines of engraving and costs $200. Engraving can be in a combination of English and Hebrew. Learn more about the Walkway campaign.

Yahrzeit


Contributions are part of the Jewish custom of memory, given on the anniversary of the death of a loved one. It is also a custom to contribute when listing a name in the annual Memory Book, distributed during Yizkor on Yom Kippur. Contact us in the office to learn more.