Please contribute easily online via Temple B’nai Tikvah’s secure CanadaHelps donations page.

Sponsor an Oneg

The Friday evening Oneg Shabbat gives our members an opportunity to gather socially after the Shabbat service. We invite our members to sponsor or co-sponsor an Oneg.

Some members choose to sponsor the Oneg in memory of a loved one whose Yahrzeit is being observed. Others sponsor in celebration of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a special birthday or anniversary, an upcoming wedding or for no special reason at all! The Temple office staff takes care of all the details, and the cost of the Oneg ($180) is tax deductible. If you are interested in sponsoring an Oneg, please contact the Temple office.

Tribute Cards

Remember a special occasion by sending a personalized mazel tov, to express your condolences to a friend, or for any other reason, and help out your Temple at the same time. To send a card, please contact the Temple office. We can suggest one of a number of funds to which you might like to direct your donation and will send out the card on your behalf. The suggested minimum donation is $18.00.

Grocery Cards

Safeway and Co-op gift cards are available to order each September. The gift cards can be used to purchase groceries and other products and there is no expiry date on the cards. If you don’t shop for groceries and either Safeway or Co-op, please consider buying a card for use at one of their gas bars. Or, if you’re looking for a practical gift for someone, a gift card in a small denomination is a great idea.

The Temple raised over $18,000 in the past year through the gift card program; we hope to increase that total significantly in the year to come. For further information, please contact the Temple office at 403-252-1654.

Yahrzeit Plaques

We accept requests from Temple members to add names of their immediate family members to our sanctuary’s Yahrzeit Wall. Requests can be sent, along with payments, to or to 900 47th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 3C8

Please include the person’s name for the plaque (English only) and date of death.

Cost: $360.00 per plaque ($240 of this amount is tax-receiptable).


Each month, Kol Tikvah recipients will see a list of donations to various Temple funds and activities. The following are brief descriptions of the purpose of the funds and the ways that the dollars are used.

Building Fund (R)

The money in this fund is directed towards maintaining the Temple building as a welcoming home appropriate for the broad range of activities and functions that the synagogue provides.

Dan Arato Fund (R)

This fund was created in 2003 in memory of Dan Arato by the members of his B’nai Mitzvah class. Dan was a happy, fun-loving kid who loved to entertain other kids by juggling, doing magic tricks and telling jokes and funny stories. In that spirit, the fund provides financial assistance for kids to go to summer camp and annually sponsors the children’s entertainment at the Chanukah and Purim celebrations.

Jewish Enrichment 

Scholarships are given from the proceeds of this account to assist Temple members in attending conferences and events which enrich their Jewish lifestyle and practice.

Kiddush/Oneg Fund

Money donated to this fund is used to pay for the food provided after Shabbat services, as well as purchasing coffee, juice and soft drinks for Temple functions.

Martin Cohos Youth Education Fund

This fund is dedicated to supporting youth education by funding programs, events and social action projects for the youth of our Temple.

Piano Fund

This has been set up to have a reserve fund for piano tuning, etc. for our beautiful grand piano.

Prayer Book Fund

Donations are used to replace/repair siddurim and chumashim used in our religious services.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (R)

Donations made to this fund are used by Rabbi Glickman to assist individuals in need and to support worthy causes.

Sam Switzer Programming Enrichment Fund (R)

This fund will allow us to support and be innovative with programming in all areas to maximize our members’ involvement in Temple.

Shabbat School 

Proceeds of this fund allow our Shabbat School to purchase additional resources for the benefit of the children in the school.

Smolkin Memorial Wall Fund

This fund was spearheaded by Temple members Barry and Debbie Smolkin to establish our sanctuary’s Yahrzeit Wall.  Current donations will be used to reduce the cost of name plaques for those members requiring financial assistance.

Social Action Fund

Donations to this fund are directed to critical social action projects carried out by the Temple family.

Temple Life

Provides additional resources for the maintenance of Temple activities.

*Except for those funds marked by an (R), any contributed dollars in excess of those needed for the above described purpose or activity will, at fiscal year end, be directed toward the Temple’s operating account to cover ongoing needs.


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