We welcome donations for specific programs or to our general operating funds. Your contributions help fund the many events that help make our community great! Note that PayPal does take a small percentage of every transaction, so it is better for the shul if the larger donations ($350 or larger) are made by check made out to “Temple Beth Shalom of Cambridge”. However, it’s better for the shul if you make a large donation by PayPal rather than not getting around to sending in a check at all.

Make a Donation Online to TBS Via PayPal

TBS appreciates donations of any size and for many things. If you wish to make a donation for an amount or item not listed below or an unrestricted donation please do so here.

 Donate to the shul (be sure to specify what it’s for).

Want to donate towards something specific?

TBS has many ritual related items varying from Torah Scrolls to Prayer Books to Kiddush Cups, all of which need repair or replacement from time to time. Exactly which items are in need at any given point in time may vary.

TBS has many building costs including renovation and general upkeep. In addition you can donate towards operating expenses including gas, heating, air conditioning, electricity, and vestry setup and teardown costs.

The TBS Chesed (kindness) committee provides meals and other assistance to members of the community who are in need.

Join the shul or Make a Dues Payment

Joining the shul and becoming an active member is the best way to support Temple Beth Shalom. More information on membership.

Make a Pledge Payment

Did you make a pledge during our annual appeal? Pay it here.


 Pledge payment — Other amount

Lulav and Etrog

Once again this year TBS will be taking orders for Lulav and Etrog from the Israel Book Shop. You can place an order through the shul to have on picked up for you. Orders must be placed by Friday September 18th. Lulav and Etrog will be available for pickup at the shul beginning Friday September 25th after 10am. Use the button below to pay for your lulav and etrog set. Please sign up for a lulav and etrog set here.

Sponsoring a Kiddush at Tremont Street

Sponsoring Kiddush is a great way to celebrate a simcha or to mark a special moment with the community. You can choose to sponsor the entire Kiddush for the shul or you may help to defray the cost of Kiddush by sponsoring a part of Kiddush like a special dessert, or by just making a donation. Be sure to contact the shul office or (617) 864-6388 if you want to sponsor Kiddush on a specific week or for a specific Parsha. If the details of a specific Kiddush have already been arranged, and you want to earmark your donation for that Kiddush, please use PayPal’s “Note to seller” option to indicate that.

The prices and menus are for a hamish, family-style sit-down kiddush assembled by the TBS kiddush committee. Our wonderful shul has a small kitchen with limited refrigerator space and therefore no room for prepared platters. All food is bought in bulk from our local kosher suppliers and is put together during services by shul volunteers.

For a custom catered Kiddush with freshly cut vegetables and fruit, salads, flowers and any of your favorites, we have our in-house caterer. For information, menus or a quote please email Barbara Model at:

 Sponsor Kiddush

(All costs are based on 50-60 Guests)

Full Basic Kiddush sponsorship—$324.00

Additional guests or family $5.50 per person

The price includes one family or friend table for eight.


  • Challah
  • Tea Rolls and Crackers
  • Tuna Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Hummus
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Popcorn or Pretzels
  • Cookies
  • Grape juice and Kiddush wine
  • Basic Paper Goods and Tablecloths
  • Seltzer and Water

And a choice of one additional salad listed below:

  • Israeli Salad
  • Carrot Raisin Salad
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Health Salad
  • Moroccan Eggplant Salad
  • Potato Salad

Add bagels and cream cheese to the above Kiddush for $1.50 Per Guest

Deluxe Kiddush sponsorship — $550.00

Additional guests or family $9.00 per person

The price includes one family or friend table for eight.

Includes all items in the Basic Kiddush plus:

  • Assorted Bagels, Cream Cheese
  • Sliced Vegetables, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Sliced Onion, and Peppers
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Fruit and Berries
  • Upgraded Cookies
  • Upgraded Paper Goods, Plastic Plates and Colorful Napkins

Partial Sponsorships

Kiddush Wine and Grape Juice $18.00

Bagel Kiddush (add bagels and cheese to Kiddush) $100.00

Upgrade Dessert (upgraded cookies or ice cream novelty bars) $36.00

Fruit Kiddush (add sliced fruit and berries to Kiddush) $118.00

Custom 1⁄2 Sheet Cake $54.00

Add Scotch to Kiddush $54.00 and up

Donate for Free

By getting your Butcherie receipts stamped and bringing them to the shul office TBS gets a small percentage of the transaction.