Donating to the Synagogue
In order for all of our members to pray, learn and come together as community at BWPJC each week, to organise festival celebrations, to organise members to visit the sick and comfort mourners, and to provide teachers for our children, classes for adults, and much, much more, we need a Rabbi, a building that is safe and pleasant to visit, equipment and many other resources.
Subscription fees do not cover the full cost of supporting this infrastructure, and so we rely on donations to help us bridge the gap in our annual running costs.
As well as our GENERAL FUND, we also have two special funds:
The Rabbi runs a DISCRETIONARY FUND to help those in need.
The Synagogue runs an EDUCATIONAL FUND to support adults and children wanting to take up Jewish Educational opportunities.
BWPJC GIVING TREE – L’dor Vador
And, of course, we also donate to other worthy charities through our Yom Kippur Appeal
Ways to Donate
To Donate Online
Members can also contact the Treasurer (contact can be found in the members only area).
Non-members can also use the contact us form below, choosing ‘General’ from the drop down menu.
Donate by Post
Contributions (made payable to ‘Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation’) can be posted to the Synagogue Office at the address below.
Giving on the Occasion of…
Make a donation to honour or memorialise a loved one or to commemorate a life cycle event or special occasion.
By naming BWPJC as a beneficiary in your Will you will leave a legacy and set an example to your children and your community. You will also help ensure that your Synagogue has the resources to meet the future needs of our Bristol Jewish community. Make a statement about what you stand for. If you are interested in leaving a legacy to the Synagogue in your Will and want some advice on this, please contact the Treasurer via the contacts page. It can not only give you profound satisfaction in knowing that your support will live on into the future, but can also make the burden of inheritance tax on your estate lighter.
You can of course designate your donation for a specific programme, event or fund, or just offer it for the synagogue’s general fund.
We are very grateful for your support.
Raise funds for BWPJC while shopping online
Raise money for BWPJC by clicking here to do your shopping and a percentage of your spending will automatically go to Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation.
Organise a fundraising event
If you have any ideas about fundraising for BWPJC, please do let the Treasurer know.