Sustain our Kol Shofar Community

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Maintaining a vibrant, relevant synagogue requires a deep commitment from us all. Kol Shofar is the place where we celebrate, learn and practice Tikkun Olam together, transmit our values and wisdom to future generations, and commemorate the important occasions in our lives.

We prosper as a community when each of us chooses to make it a priority to give – beyond our annual membership commitment – to provide the financial support that meets our community’s needs and obligations:

Contribution Opportunities

Giving opportunities are designed so that each of us can participate at a meaningful and comfortable level.

The High Holy Day Campaign

Your donation provides critical support for programs and activities throughout the year.

Capital Campaign

Help us pay for our beautiful sacred space.


A donation towards specific programs or events, or to specific areas of operating costs help to sustain our strategies and build our future of programs and events.

Designated and Restricted Funds

Created to enhance specific program or operational needs by donors, you may add to these funds with your donation.

A Mitzvah Gift

This gift is designated for what’s needed most and is used for operating expenses.

A Legacy Gift

Make a provision in your estate plan to ensure a strong vibrant Kol Shofar community for generations to come.


Placing a leaf on our Simca Tree honors special occasions and people throughout the year. The Simcha Tree hangs in our lobby display area and is accessible to all.

Memorial Plaques in our sanctuary remember your loved ones. Each year the name will be automatically included in our High Holy Day Book of Life. A memorial light will light the plaque during the week of the yarzheit and during appropriate holidays.

Why Give Now? Tax Incentives

A gift to Congregation Kol Shofar may entitle you to a charitable contribution donation against your income tax if you itemize deductions. A contribution made by cash or check is deductible in the year in which it is paid. A credit card contribution is deductible in the year in which it is charged.

Another way to Donate: Transfers of Stock

There are tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Kol Shofar through a transfer of stock. You will enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer and avoid paying capital gains. You also may reduce your taxable estate by donating stock.

For further questions, please contact Kaia Burkett at kburkett at kol shofar dot org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 103.

Maximize your Contribution through a Corporate Gift Match

Does your employer match employee charitable contributions? Many companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your employers matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Kol Shofar is eligible to be matched.