Donations

Temple B’nai Shalom relies on generous donations to supplement its dues in order to support all the wonderful programs that are available to the congregants. If you are interested in offering support, click here to reach our online donation page where you can select a fund, choose an amount, and pay by ACH Checking or Credit Card.  If you would like more information or would like to donate to our Circles of Giving program, click here.

If you would prefer to send a check, please make it payable to “Temple B’nai Shalom” and mail it with a note indicating to which fund you are donating and in whose honor.  Mail checks to:

Temple B’nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Temple B’nai Shalom Special Funds

  • The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is designed for ongoing charitable giving.  All funds go to tzedakah and important Jewish/communal needs.  Rabbi Perlin currently donates the funds to more than 100 worthy causes and charities, helps congregants in emergency need of financial assistance, and provides funds for needy children with ongoing donations in memory of Dr. Herbert Kohn.  This is a wonderful way to make sure that your charitable contributions go to causes important to Reform Jews worldwide.  It is an excellent way to remember a loved one or show gratitude to our Senior Rabbi.
  • The Associate Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is designed for ongoing charitable giving.  All funds go to tzedakah and important Jewish/communal needs.
  • The Religious School Fund is used to fund programs for Religious School students that would not be included in the regular educational budget.  The events include assemblies, speakers, and other special interest programs.  This is great fund for donations in honor of our Religious School teachers and staff.
  • The Rabbi Amy R. Perlin Temple Beautification Fund was established in honor of Rabbi Perlin’s 20th anniversary as a rabbi in 2002.  Donations to this fund allow us to maintain the beauty and specialness of our beloved temple home.
  • The College Youth Fund is used to pay for programs and mailings for our college students.  Past mailings have included menorahs and candles for Chanukah, matzo and treats for Passover, cards for Rosh Hashanah, and copies of the KOL newsletter.
  • The Youth Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for our young people to attend regional and national NFTY events.
  • The Jacobius Library Fund is used to furnish the library and provide books, periodicals, and other materials for the use of our congregants.
  • The Prayer Book Fund is used to purchase additional prayer books and Torah commentaries.  This fund also is used to maintain our current prayer books.
  • The Torah Fund is used for the acquisition and maintenance of our sacred scrolls.
  • The David Kleinman Leadership Training Fund is used to defray the costs of supporting lay leaders’ attendance at URJ Biennial and other leadership development-related conferences.
  • The Music Fund is used to bring in musical guest artists and to enlarge our collection of Jewish music for our congregation.
  • The Don’t Let The Lights Go Out Fund (Sustaining Donations) is used to support TBS’s ongoing operations.  Your dues, High Holy Day Appeal and Circles of Giving donations provide about 85% of TBS’s annual operating budget.  These donations literally keep the lights on, sustain and maintain our building, and help cover the other TBS operating expenses.  The great news about this fund is every year when income from dues and donations exceeds our annual expenses, good things happen.  The “extra” cash strengthens TBS’s financial health—we build our reserves enabling us to weather future storms, deal with unforeseen expenses, and potentially expand programming.  Your generous donations to “Don’t Let The Lights Go Out” are not just for Chanukah; they sustain TBS operations every day.
  • The Temple B’nai Shalom Rabbi Amy R. Perlin and Gary L. Perlin Endowment has been established to foster continuity of Reform Judaism at TBS and elsewhere, and to commemorate the invaluable leadership provided to TBS by Rabbi Perlin for 32 years.  Your donations ensure that Rabbi Perlin’s legacy will live on through our thriving Jewish community.