Our determination to ensure the future of our congregation led us to create Children of the Covenant Campaign. Our goal is to build an endowment of $20 million through legacy gifts that are pledged today and received over the next twenty-plus years.

The CBB endowment provides a firm, long-term financial foundation for our congregation. The income generated by our endowment supports CBB’s programs and bridges the gap between what our members contribute and our annual operating and reserve needs. Our hope is that everyone who possibly can, will leave a legacy gift.

This is a long-term effort. Temple volunteers are contacting members to have conversations about the future of CBB. If you get a call, please take the time to meet with our team member. If you have already provided for CBB in your estate plan, please let us know so we can acknowledge you and include you in the Children of the Covenant.


“How is it that so many ancient peoples have come and gone and we Jews are still here? It is only because we have always believed in the future, maintained our hope in the future, and prepared for the future.”

~ Rabbi Stephen E. Cohen

How Can I Join Children of the Covenant?

You may include CBB in your estate plan, name CBB as beneficiary of an IRA or life insurance, leave property to CBB, or establish a gift annuity. If you have not already set up a will or trust, we urge you to do so in order to provide for your family and yourself. We can give you the names of attorneys with whom you may consult without cost or obligation.

Click for the PDF of the Declaration of Intent Form.

There are many ways you can support the CBB Endowment. Please contact Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director for more information or to make arrangements at elizabeth@cbbsb.org or (805) 964-7869 x111. Thank you.


“I did not find this world desolate when I entered it. My ancestors had planted for me before I was born. So do I plant for those who will come after me.”

~ The Talmud