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Payments and Donations

Donations (always welcome) may be designated for any of the following: i) the Shul (default), ii) Member Dues,  iii) General Tzdaka, iv) Gmach  v)  Qiddushim (including JSK), and at certain times of year special projects (e.g. Pesach Fund).

Donations will be acknowledged with a 46a receipt that can be used to claim an Israeli tax credit (details here). For US tax-deductable payments use PEF.

Credit/Debit Card or PayPal

This is our  preferred method for receiving payments. Please use the following links to reach our donation page. : (English version) or (גרסה עברית)

  1. Your total owed from the signup sheet + any desired tzdaka contribution is entered into the Total Contribution box at the top. This is the only charge your credit card will show. 
  2. Please enter the other individual amounts for Annual Family Dues, Seats, etc. from your form, and your Tzdaka contribution, as these help us assign the individual amounts into the correct accounts in the bookkeeping system.
  3. You will receive automatic email confirmation by email with a 46a receipt for your total donation attached as a PDF file.

Bank Transfer (for NIS3,000 or more)

  1. Use your Internet banking service to make a transfer as per these details:
    Payee: Jacob Berman Community Center or מרכז קהילתי ע"ש יעקב ברמן.
    Bank No. 20 (Mizrachi Bank)
    Branch 434 (Herzl 35, Rehovot)
    Account No. 514880
  2. If your on-line banking allows it, please add a useful  identifying annotation e.g. "shul fees for XXXX family"
  3. Please send e-mail to, making sure to include your name, where to send the receipt, the bank transfer details and what the payment is for.

Check (for NIS3,000 or more)

  1. Make out checks to " מרכז קהילתי ע"ש יעקב ברמן" or "Jacob Berman Community Center"; other names cause bank problems. 
  2. Place check in an envelope with a note stating your name and what the payment is for. Please include a postal address where we can send a receipt.
  3. Envelopes containing payment may be hand-delivered to Jerry Kriger (in shul every weekday morning minyan) or mailed to - .מרכז קהילתי ע"ש יעקב ברמן, ת.ד. 1146, רחובות 7611101

PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.

US tax-deductable payments can be made by sending the payment directly to the PEF address provided below. The minimum contribution accepted is $25.Full details are on the PEF website:

  1. Please make your check payable to "PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc." and note in the memo portion of the check, or include in a separate note, your recommendation that they make a contribution to Jacob Berman Community Center. Please include the ID Number (58-0029056) for the charity as well. Please do not include any other words (such as the name of the charity) on the payee line of your check or else their bank will not accept it
  2. Please provide your name and mailing address so that PEF can acknowledge your contribution.
  3. Please send email notification to with the details of your PEF donation (e.g. a copy of your memo to PEF)..
  4. Mail your check and recommendation to:

    PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. 
    630 Third Ave, Ste 1501
    New York, NY 10017

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