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Tzedakah Options

Tzedakah Options

TzedakahTzedakah is based on the Hebrew word, "tzedek," and while it is commonly translated as "charity," it is more closely related to "justice." Unlike charity or philanthropy, which are voluntary, tzedakah is seen as a religious obligation, which must be performed regardless of financial standing.

Legacy Circle

Please click Legacy for more information.

Tree of Life

Purchase a leaf on the temple's Tree of Life for only $180.00. It's a great way to honor a loved one for a joyous occasion, while simultaneously supporting B'nai Israel. For more information about the purchase of leaf on our Tree of Life, click here.

Affiliates Program

B'nai Israel has teamed with to offer new ways for B'nai Israel to benefit from the shopping you do on-line. is partnered with over 700 companies (from Macy's and Nordstrom to ToysRUs and Petsmart). When you shop at any of these on-line retailers after going to iGive, depending on the merchant, CBI will get a commission, typically 2% to 6% of the purchase price.This costs you nothing. It is really that easy. In addition, iGive will donate $5 for every person who makes even one purchase within 45 days of registering with iGive. B'nai Israel makes money when you search for merchandise on the iGive website, even if you do not buy anything.
Registering with iGive is as simple as going to

Start your Amazon purchase here and earn cash for B'nai Israel. There is no cost to the purchaser.

EScrip for Safeway and many other merchants

If you haven't signed up for EScrip yet, go to If you have a Safeway Club Card in hand, and the main credit cards you use for shopping, you can safely register them once you sign up. During the process, you will have the opportunity to identify a benefit group. Be sure to select Women (Sisterhood) of Congregation B'nai Israel and Group Number 141037313. Then every purchase you make at Safeway and hundreds of other merchants will generate a donation to the Women of B'nai Israel, and ultimately every dollar supports the congregation. You only have to do this one time. Thereafter, it is automatic.

Payquiq - Online Payment Service

Payquiq is an online payment and donation system, which is now available for all temple members. This service is designed to provide you with a fast and safe way to review and pay your monthly statement online. You may pay all or part of your current balance, and can even allocate where payments are applied. Additionally, you can use Payquiq to make donations to specific temple funds. You may elect to make your donations by withdrawal directly from your checking account, or by charging your VISA or Mastercard.

To register for Payquiq, click here to see the Payquiq Instructions. You may want to print these instructions for your use during the registration process. If you encounter problems during registration, call the temple office, 916-446-4861, or email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have already registered for Payquiq, click on the links below to donate or pay dues.

Click here to access Payquiq.

Legacy Circle



Securing Our Future
L’Dor V’Dor… from Generation to Generation


We stand on the shoulders of those who went before us.  In 1849, a small group of Jews gathered to celebrate the High Holidays and founded Congregation B’nai Israel.  Those Gold Rush pioneers created a legacy on which each succeeding generation has continued to build.  We are the beneficiaries of their foresight, commitment and love of Judaism.


As we benefit from the legacy of our predecessors, we recognize that we have the opportunity and the duty to pass along the blessings bestowed upon us.  You can add a building block to the strong foundation that has enabled B’nai Israel to endure and grow by creating a legacy gift.


Creating a legacy gift is a goal that anyone can achieve.  It is not just for the wealthy or the aged.  Gifts come in many forms and amounts. There is no minimum gift required and no expectation of payment while you are living.  Legacy gifts are usually only a percentage of an estate and demonstrate to your heirs your commitment to Jewish values.


You can direct a gift toward a specific interest such as education, social action, the B’nai Israel endowment (investment) funds, or toward the general benefit of the Congregation.  It’s all about your vision for the future.  Congregation B’nai Israel is committed to honoring your intentions.


Create a legacy that will sustain and nurture our cherished congregation long into the future.  You can take the first step by filling out a Letter of Intent.  If you have already made a provision for Congregation B’nai Israel in your estate plan, if you intend to make such a provision in the near future, or if you just want to investigate estate planning opportunities, please contact the L’Dor V’Dor Legacy Circle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 916-446-4861.

Calendar Highlights

Mar 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Israeli Dancing
Mar 23, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Mar 24, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study
Mar 24, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Services