Donations and Purchases
Please read before clicking on the green “Donate” button . . .
You can use our Donate button to pay for any MONTHLY, QUARTERLY, YEARLY or ONE-TIME contribution to CY. You must first enter an AMOUNT in the top window and select your preferred FREQUENCY of payment in the window below that. You can change the default frequency of Monthly by clicking on the "v" icon. Once you are sure of your selections in the windows provided, then you can click on the green "Donate" button.
Another page will open on the CY web site with a second yellow-colored “Donate” button. Click this button to now be directed to our Paypal system where you can set up your scheduled payment.
You do not need a Paypal account to use this system – but if you do have a Paypal account, you will be given the option to make payment(s) from your personal Paypal account. Selecting a frequency of Monthly / Quarterly / or Yearly will initiate automatic recurring payments of the amount you've selected. That amount will automatically continue until you let us know you wish to cancel your scheduled payments.
If you want to only pay One Time, please be sure to write a brief note explaining the purpose of your One Time payment by clicking on the area of the Paypal form that says: 'Write a note (optional)'.
Tree of Life
Leaf Dedication Donation
A beautiful metal "Tree of Life" now hangs on the wall as you enter our shul. This exquisite art was donated by Shalom & Yuhu Braveman. It offers a unique opportunity to support our congregation. For a contribution of $100 each, you can dedicate a leaf to a loved one or use one to acknowledge yourself.
Send a check for as many leaves as you would like to: Chadeish Yameinu, P.O. Box 3578, Santa Cruz, CA. 95063 and indicate how we should inscribe it. Due to size limitations, there is only room for a single line per leaf, such as "In honor of _____, In memory of _____, In tribute to _____, Dedicated by _____." Indeed, as we sing at our Shabbat services, "it is a tree of life to those that hold fast to it, and all its supporters are happy."
Amazon Donation Opportunity
Use the link below for all Amazon.com purchases and CY will receive a commission (4%) for the items you purchase.
We encourage you to buy locally whenever possible to support local businesses and especially the businesses of our CY members. If you then choose to purchase online from Amazon.com, please use our dedicated link above. This is an especially good option if you buy a gift to be delivered elsewhere.
Sponsor a Shabbat Service
Sponsorship involves $100 per service. In return, sponsoring individuals will receive both the satisfaction of their good deed, and public recognition and thanks during the service and in CY's weekly newsletter Aleph Branch.
Additional details are provided on the Shabbat page. Interested individuals should contact Shabbat coordinator Shefa Rich firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Business Offers
Many people donate 10% of their yearly income to organizations that provide for their spiritual well being. In this spirit, some members of our community have offered to donate part of their earnings from sales made to CY members to benefit the CY community. Is there a way for you, too, to donate a percentage of your income to CY if that income is made from customers or clients who are CY members?
CY members and friends who currently donate a percentage of sales made to CY members include:
Marigold Fine, Full Circle Video Productions, will donate 10% of any packages ordered or referred by CY members for her "Story of a Lifetime Videos", videotaped oral histories of elders, or anyone who wants to share their story. Contact her at (831) 459-8300.
Voice Coaching by Akiva, Voice Lessons, VCA, SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE
(Just mention “Chadeish Yameinu”) THE OFFER: Take ONE voice lesson and pay whatever you think it is worth to you. Ten percent of any and all subsequent lessons will go to Chadeish Yameinu. (One introductory rate per person, ages 10 & up, all levels)
Allow me to prove to you that you can sing by learning the intricacies and techniques of how to sing in a welcoming and fun environment.
Learn how the body functions in the production of sounds, tones & proper tuning
Learn how to use your muscles and body to produce sounds and sing
Get the proper exercises to gradually sing well or improve your singing
With the coach observing and listening to you, get the needed insights on how to properly tune yourself before and during singing
Finally, start building strength and confidence in your Art of Singing
How to Register for Lesson: Call 831.331.7867 – Please leave name & number (All calls returned within 24 hrs) or Send request to Akiva at Akindele_bankole@yahoo.com (Expect response within 24 hrs)