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Your gift to Congregation Beth Israel supports our programs, our staff, and physical structure, ensuring that CBI will continue to enrich Jewish life in Charlottesville for generations to come.

CBI is proud of our rich history and service to the Charlottesville’s Jewish Community and are deeply grateful for the support of our community, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, friends, and CBI families. Every gift allows CBI to nurture our people, enhance our programs, and renew our place of worship.

You can support CBI by donating to one of the following funds. 

If you would like to make a payment on an existing pledge or donate to support any of the following funds, please make check payable to Congregation Beth Israel, note in the memo which fund, and mail donation to Congregation Beth Israel, P.O. Box 320, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Questions regarding donations, please call Executive Director, Kathryn Mawyer at (434) 295-6382 or email

  • Adult Continuing Education Fund
  • Building Fund
  • Caring Committee Fund
  • Cemetery Fund
  • Chevrah Kadisha Fund
  • Chutzpah Chorus Fund
  • Educator’s Discretionary Fund
  • Endowment Funds:
    • Second Century
    • Preschool Endowment
    • Rabbi's Endowment
  • General Fund
  • Library Fund
  • Maialily Memorial Preschool Fund
  • Oneg/Kiddush Fund
  • Prayerbook/Ritual Objects Fund (Click here to download order form)
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary (Philanthropic) Fund
  • Religious School Fund Sustainers Fund
  • Samuel & Evelyn Linden Lectureship Fund
  • Tzedakah Fund 
  • Youth Group Fund

If you would like to make a gift through a will or as part of a planned giving program, the synagogue can help by providing the language for use in your will or helping identify a professional who could provide guidance for developing your gift arrangement. Contact Kathryn Mawyer, or (434) 295-6382 for assistance with information about making a planned gift.