Thank you for supporting B’nai Israel Synagogue with your donation. You can direct your donation to a specific purpose. We list here our three most important funds:


    • Chaplaincy Endowment Fund: The Chapliancy Endowment Fund supports the Jewish Chaplaincy activities  at Mayo Clinic and other  southeastern Minnesota medical facilities.


    • Chai Fund: The Chai Fund is used for the day-to-day expenses of the Synagogue. It pays for our ongoing religious services and activities, cultural events, salaries of our employees, utilities and maintenance of our beautiful building. The Chai Fund also supports our  social events, and activities related to our Hospitality program for Jewish patients and their families visiting Rochester.

    • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: This fund enables our  Rabbi to fund individual projects and expenses at her discretion within the guidelines stipulated by the CCAR.

We also welcome donations to our other special funds. Please call our Financial Secretary, Amalie Frankel, at 507-282-2781 or contact the office at 507-288-5825.

B’nai Israel Synagogue is a 501(c)3 organization.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donations can be made by credit card (PayPal) or by mailing a check to our office at 150 7th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902 USA.

Please remember to give us your name and address (postal and/or email) so that we can send you a tax receipt.


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In the News

Holocaust Victims Remembered in Rochester


B’nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester held a special ceremony on Sunday to recognize Holocaust Memorial Observance Day.

Celebrating the Holidays: Hanukkah Foods


B'nai Israel member and caterer Jacque Sourkes shares the wonderful Hanukkah traditions of making latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jam busters).

Synagogue remembers victims, survivors of Holocaust


B’nai Israel Synagogue held a moving Holocaust remembrance observance, with congregants of all ages participating and sharing stories.

Greenspace: Jewish holiday is celebration of trees, connection to nature


Rabbi Michelle Werner explains the significance of Tu B'Shevat.

Read more about B'nai Israel Synagogue in the news. (link to News section)