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Volunteering, Donating & Supporting CTI

Our synagogue is the heart of our community. It is where we daven, learn and gather together in celebration.  CTI is small but mighty. We are run solely by volunteers and donations. Every dollar donated and every hour of time spent volunteering at our shul makes an impact on our community.

To volunteer your time please refer to our Volunteer pageIf you would like to give a donation, please refer to our donations page or our wishlist. To sponsor a Kiddush please refer to our Kiddush page

CTI has a number of funds to which donations may be directed.  With the sole exception of the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, all funds are controlled by the CTI Board of Directors.

  • Alex Sole Education Fund: For the support of all types of education, including school for children (including scholarships), adult education, and scholar-in-residence program.
  • Chesed Fund: Established in memory of Karen Janson a"h, for use by the Chesed Committee in executing its mission.
  • General Fund: For general operational costs of the synagogue. All donations and payments go into this fund unless otherwise specified.
  • Rabbi's Discretionary Fund: For dispensing charity to needy individuals and families. This fund is controlled by the Rabbi without any Board oversight to preserve anonymity.
  • Scholar-in-Residence Fund: For CTI's Scholar-in-Residence program.
  • Torah Fund: For maintaining, beautifying, and acquiring CTI's Torahs and accessories and other holy items including Torah covers, curtains, and silver adornments.

If you choose to, you may dedicate a donation In Honor of, In Memory of, or for a Refuah Shelayma for another person.  The dedicated individual will be notified that a donation was made by you and the reason for the donation, though not the amount of the donation. You may make a donation to CTI either by check or by credit card.  If you are donating by check, please make it out to Congregation Tiferet Israel, mark what it is for in the memo section of the check, and mail it to:

Congregation Tiferet Israel
PO Box 27254
Austin, TX 78755-2254

To donate by credit card, please click here or click on Make a Donation in any sidebar on this website.

CTI also gets referral fees from and ArtScroll if you enter their website through a special link.  If you use the links below, you will not see anything special, but CTI will get a referral fee. Shop at  To make it easier for you, you can link to and also bookmark for future use. Shop at ArtScroll: To make it easier for you, you can link to and also bookmark for future use.

CTI is also part of Randalls Good Neighbor Program.  Please include our charity number, 12298, on your Randalls Remarkable Card.  If you do not have one, please fill one out with our charity number at your Randalls store.

Shalom Austin administers a fund which supports the Austin Community Eruv.  Donations can be made to Shalom Austin specifying it is for the Eruv Fund. 

Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784