There are many ways you can support your Temple. We depend on a plethora of wonderful and invaluable volunteers. If you would like information on volunteering, click here, or please contact us. Donations don't only come via check. Time given has proven to be integral to TBT's success.
However, membership dues only make up 50% of our budget. We also depend on donations to allow us to grow our future generations and provide for our community -- all ages, all genders, all races, all abilities. Here are ways you can support your Temple.
or contact our office to make a donation, (425) 603-9677.
Three Pillars Annual Campaign
Our Three Pillars: study, worship, and loving-kindness make us the amazing congregation we are. However, we count on generous donations from our members to make up the shortfall from our membership dues. Every fall, we run our Three Pillars Annual Campaign and ask you to participate. This year, we also want to hear what it is you love about TBT! You should have received a letter in the mail with a mail-in gift form, but you can also donate online or simply mail in your donation, noting it as a Three Pillars gift. Your support is incredibly appreciated!
The Board of Directors, with the support of our clergy, has agreed to launch the Free and Clear Campaign, a $2,000,000 fundraising effort to retire our mortgage and build toward our future. Click here to learn more.
Make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one to our Remembrance Fund or to celebrate a simcha in any one of our many funds. A tribute notecard will be sent to the one you are honoring (if you wish) and we will list your donation in our newsletter, D'varim.
All donations are greatly appreciated. There are a number of additional funds you can contribute to to help TBT maintain its exciting programming, its beautiful building, and supporting future generations, including:
General Fund - You are welcome to to make a donation without a specific designation to support all that TBT does.
Meltzer/Newby Landscape Fund - Especially in the Northwest, when our natural landscape is so lovely, we want to make sure TBT's grounds incorporate the beauty of our region and reflect our values. Be it the flowers in the entrance-way or our Mitzvah Garden that our SECC children plant and then harvest for local food bank; our outside is just as important as our inside.
James Mirel Judaica Collection Fund- Throughout TBT, you'll notice mezuzot, books, artwork, and other items that make TBT stand out as a beautiful home for our Judaism.
Mitzvah Corps - Our Mitzvah Corps is made up of men and women that believe community means more than just holidays and special events. Our Mitzvah Corps volunteers help when congregants are ill or injured, or just need help getting around or getting things done. Click here to learn more.
Norm Greenbaum Campership Fund - We at TBT believe that Jewish summer camp is an integral part of a young Jewish person's life. However, not everyone is able to afford it without support.
Oneg/Kiddush Fund - The oneg and kiddush that follow our services are often just as important for our community as the service itself. If you would like to sponsor one of these receptions, either in honor of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or to celebrate a special occasion, please let us know.
Adult Education and Cultural Arts - Temple B'nai Torah has a strong Adult Education program that encourages the continuing education of every member of our community. This fund contributes to various programs such as the Scholar-in-Residence, classes,and guest speakers, and special events. This fund allows TBT to keep costs of classes low while offering a variety of learning opportunities to TBT members and the local Jewish and interfaith community.
Music Fund - to support all Temple music programs, including our choir.
Prayer Books - Union of Reform Judaism’s new High Holy Day prayer book, Mishkan HaNefesh, will be introduced this Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Social Action - TBT actively believes in tikkun olam; we play a role in healing the world. As such, we frequently participate in interfaith conversations, do our best to help the homeless or underserved communities, and engage in becoming more eco-friendly. Click here to learn more. If you would like to volunteer for any of these programs, please let us know!
Solomike Early Childhood Center (SECC) - support our eco-friendly early childhood programs for children (and their parents/caregivers) from birth to four years old. The SECC runs a preschool five days a week and runs our popular Tot Shabbat. Environmentally friendly toys, tools, and theories and Jewish values, along with storytelling, holiday specials, arts, gardening, and more are all what make the SECC so special. Click here to learn more.
Clergy Discretionary Funds - Donations can also be made to each of our clergy members' discretionary funds. These donations will not appear on monthly Temple statements and must be made via a separate payment from other donations.