Giving options abound to sustain the vital, unparalleled family of programs, services, and opportunities offered by Congregation Emanu-El. Donations enable our synagogue to maintain the programs that have earned our position as a leader in Jewish worship and education.

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Why Give Now? Tax Incentives

A gift to Congregation Emanu-El may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction 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 it is charged, even if payment is made in a later year.

Another Way to Donate: Transfers of Stock

There are tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Emanu-El through a transfer of stock. You'll enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. Download more information on making a gift of securities. To facilitate a stock transfer, please contact the Development Office at (415) 751-2535 or by email at

How Can You Maximize Your Contribution? Corporate Gift Matching

Does your employer match employee charitable contributions? Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company's matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Emanu-El is eligible to be matched.

Support Congregation Emanu-El alongside members and friends within our community—our funds are designed to provide opportunities for all to participate at whatever level is comfortable. Young philanthropists, longtime congregants, and esteemed benefactors and patrons all come together to ensure that our congregation will thrive.

Our fundraising correlates directly to the three pillars of synagogue life:  Worship, Learning, and Community. Donations fund the myriad enrichments and opportunities at our Temple, building on the foundation of support provided by membership dues, tuition, and program fees.

For more information, or to consult with staff to create a personal giving program, please contact our Development Office at (415) 751-2535 or by email at


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