Your donations to the CTJ funds create and sustain exceptional programming and worship. They also bring the benefits of CTJ membership and Hebrew School to all South Bay Jews, regardless of ability to pay.

Click the button below to proceed with your donation.

Your donation is allocated to any number of funds you choose. Click to see a full list of funds.

Other Ways to Give



Make a payment for a class or event here.


Sign up for Scrip to make donating easy.


When you shop at Amazon Smile, a portion goes to CTJ at no extra cost to you.


Dedicate a machzor (High Holy Day prayer book)

There are numerous ways in which you can donate to CTJ, create the Jewish community that you want to be part of, and help support egalitarian Jewish life in the South Bay.

  • Join the Mitzvah Circle by increasing your dues above the expected amount

  • Recognize simchas and honor memories by giving tzedakah to CTJ

  • Dedicate a machzor (High Holy Day Prayer Book)

  • Contribute to the annual High Holy Day Appeal

  • Support religious school by sending your friends Purim Baskets

  • Attend a gala or fundraising event

  • Purchase CTJ scrip or use Amazon Smile and help CTJ while you shop

  • Leave a legacy to CTJ

  • Donate stocks and bonds

  • Participate in your employer’s charitable matching program

If you have any questions about giving to CTJ - please contact our Executive Director at  



Alternative Forms of Donation We are happy to accept stocks donations and matching funds from your employer.  

Cumulative Giving Recognition - CTJ honors your giving in all unrestricted categories during the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30th of the following year.  These donation totals are honored at the High Holy Days in our brochure which is given to all members.  

Our Pillars for Recognition Are:

As is our tradition, at High Holy Days in 2017 we will recognize donors in the following categories:


●     Pillar of Salt                  Over $25000

●     Pillars of Torah             $10,000 to $24,999

●     Pillars of Leadership     $ 5,000 to $  9,999

●     Pillars of Learning         $ 2,500 to $  4,999

●     Pillars of Mitzvah           $ 1,800 to $  2,499

●     Pillars of Strength          $ 1,000 to $  1,799

●     Pillars of Blessing           $  500 to $    999

●     Pillars of Hope                $  100 to $ 499

Mitzvah Circle Membership

Join our select group of members who donate above the expected dues to support our ongoing efforts and help ensure the highest quality of synagogue programming.  Mitzvah Circle members are honored in our communications and with special events as thanks for their strong support.  

Simchas and Memories

Honor friends and family on birthdays or at significant life moments (or just brighten their day!).  We’ll send them a note telling them about your lovely donation.

Honor the memory of a friend or family member on their yahrzeit (anniversary of their death).  We also create a lovely yizkor memory book at the High Holy Days, another opportunity to honor their memories with tzedakah.  

Annual Fundraising Events and Opportunities

We create donation opportunities throughout the year to match your budget and your seasonal needs. You can donate to the High Holy Day Annual Fund, purchase Purim Baskets, attend our galas or other fundraising events.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Is CTJ in your will?  Join our legacy donors by including CTJ in your estate planning as a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy that will benefit our synagogue family for years to come and create the ethical and philanthropic will you wish to demonstrate.

Memorial Plaques

Offering a tzedakah contribution in memory of a loved one with a memorial plaque in our sanctuary as a loving tribute.   Plaques are available for $450.


There are several great ways to support CTJ without writing a check:

By registering your loyalty cards (Ralphs, Vons, Macy's...) for CTJ, each time you use your card, up to 4% of your purchase amount will be donated to CTJ. Registration is fast and easy.

Instructions for:

  • Click Here for the Registration Page

  • Follow the registration steps, using CTJ's Enrollment Code: 7B93DC8312252

Instructions for Ralph's:

  • Click Here for the Registration Page

  • When you see the enrollment form, enter GR908 in the space shown for "NPO Number"

  • Complete all the fields shown in bold print.

  • click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.

Instructions for Von's and Macy's:

  • Click Here for the Registration Page

  • Follow the registration steps, using CTJ's Group ID: 136559293

Lastly, please send an email to once you have received your confirmation message. That way, we can notify you when the annual renewal of your selection is due.

Place your scrip orders with payment by the 15th of every month. For help signing up and for more information, contact Merri Walles:,

or call CTJ’s office 310-546-3667.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and easy way for members to support our synagogue every time they shop online at Amazon!

Go to: and after you enter your account information and log in, search for Congregation Tikvat Jacob Inc. They will donate a percentage of your purchase to CTJ at no extra cost to you.