Recently, Congregation B’nai Tzedek adopted a new philosophy for its community. CBT voted unanimously to eliminate structured, or fixed, dues and move to a Brit Kehillah (“Community Covenant”) system. Within this system, the community (and prospective community members) are informed of the costs to run our synagogue. Then, community members pay according to their ability and according to the value they receive from the community.
Congregation B’nai Tzedek believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be a part of a Jewish community.
Please drop by to see our syngagogue and learn more about our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can the synagogue sustain itself when people decide what they will pay to support the community?
Individuals and families give their commitment only after understanding the costs facing our community. Congregation B’nai Tzedek, like all other synagogues, has operational costs that pay for the day-to-day running of the synagogue, educational classes, events, and much more. We ask that everyone pays to the best of their ability in support of CBT.
Does the Brit Kehillah commitment include every community cost for the year?
No. Brit Kehillah is your commitment to the community for the year. It does not include Religious School costs, High Holy Day Appeal donations, and special events. CBT relies on Brit Kehillah and other donations to continue providing services to its community.
Do I have to explain my financial situation to anyone?
How can I learn more about Congregation B’nai Tzedek and Brit Kehillah?
Please call us or drop by. Someone will be happy to show you around our synagogue, which includes classrooms for our Religious School. Rabbi Young will also be happy to talk with you about the synagogue and our community.
- Visit our Calendar or Events Page to see what is happening at CBT.
- Meet with Rabbi Young.
- Read a bit about CBT and its wonderful community.
- Sit back and enjoy our monthly Bulletin publication.
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
9669 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, California 92708 (click for map)