The financial gifts you give to CJC are greatly appreciated. Like all congregations, and many nonprofits, our operating budget is largely based on annual dues and gifts of the heart. It is our treasured value to keep our dues as low as reasonable and to make it possible for congregants who face financial difficulties to arrange payment plans and dues adjustments. It takes the generosity of each of us to continue to make this possible.
In the Torah, Exodus 25.2 offers an inspiring vision of the experience of our ancestors who received God’s message through Moses to “tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts” to build the desert sanctuary. “You shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves.” And the people donated even more than was needed! CJC asks members and friends to search their hearts and offer gifts from their hearts to help our community thrive.
There are many good and customary times to give: