Electronic shopping & other Web fundraisers

You can use the Web to raise funds for Temple Beth Tzedek in various ways:

  • Use links that appear on this page to shop with vendors who will donate a percentage of your purchase[1] to Temple.  Thus, once you click on the link from this page, you can go merrily about your shopping without doing anything further to inform the vendor of your generosity to Temple. This is a great way to help Temple while you shop! Plus, you save yourself the hassle of a drive to the mall!
    Please note: In most cases, the Temple only receives this referral fee if you connect to the vendor by clicking on a link from (any page of) our Web site. This is because the connection to Temple is traced by the vendor through a link at our site. If you reach the vendor's site in any other way, the Temple does not receive a referral fee.
  • The cybermalls of igive.com and goodsearch.com (goodshop.com) are exceptions to the rule above. As long as you designate Temple as your beneficiary, you need not connect to igive.com, goodsearch.com, or goodshop.com from our Web site for Temple to benefit.  As above, a percentage of your purchase will benefit Temple. 
  • You can use the search engine at igive.com or goodsearch.com after designating Temple as your beneficiary (you only need make this designation once at each of these services).  Every Web search you do in this way yields a penny for Temple. As above, as long as you designate Temple as your beneficiary, you need not connect to igive.com or goodsearch.com from our Web site for Temple to benefit. To simplify the search process, you can use this link to download a GoodSearch toolbar to your desktop, or this link to download an iSearchigive toolbar to your desktop (there's probably no need to have both).
Amazon.comamazon.com - Books, apparel & accessories, tapes & CDs, DVD & video on demand, cell phones, electronics & software, toys & games, home improvement, auctions, jewelry, computer peripherals, office supplies, etc.
AmazonWireless - an amazon.com Web site specializing in cell phones and wireless service plans
Required language: Temple Beth Tzedek is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Artscroll.com Artscroll - Specializing in Jewish content, particularly Torah and Talmud: books, audio, software, Judaica

Entertainment books

Discount coupons for restaurants, entertainment establishments, travel, etc.

GoodSearch synagogue banner
Use GoodSearch.com as your Web search engine and designate Temple Beth Tzedek as your charity ("Who do you GoodSearch for?").  We earn approximately one cent for every search you conduct.
You can also shop using the GoodShop.com cybermall, which is part of GoodSearch.com.  When you designate Temple as your beneficiary ("Who do you GoodShop for?"), Temple receives a percentage of your purchase expenditure.  This includes coupon shopping - see their link "Coupons and Deals".  (Note for vendors with whom we have an affiliate's relationship, if you don't find a relevant coupon, we'd prefer you click on the vendor's link on this page so that we don't have to split the referral fee paid by the vendor with GoodShop.com).
igive.com  - To benefit Temple, you as an individual must become a member (joining is free) of igive.com and designate Temple Beth Tzedek as your cause. If  you're not already a member, please join - Temple will also benefit from your joining. You can join at this link -  http://www.iGive.com/btzbuffalo - and, in doing so, earn a bonus of $5 for Temple (if you shop within 45 days of joining).
When you then shop at the igive.com cybermall, your designated cause benefits from a referral fee, much like the arrangement we have with other vendors listed on this page. (Note for vendors with whom we have an affiliate's relationship, we'd prefer you click on the vendor's link on this page so that we don't have to split the referral fee paid by the vendor with igive.com).
igive.com also has a search engine at http://isearch.igive.com/ that works in a fashion similar to that of GoodSearch.com (described above) in that using it results in a penny per search being donated to your cause.
Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund - Plant trees; support water projects; honor your loved ones; make a donation; satisfy the mitzvah of building up the land of Israel.
Kosher.com all you can eat and more...Kosher.com - packaged kosher foods delivered to the address you specify

ORT Honey purchases assist the largest Jewish non-governmental organization in the world devoted to education and vocational training, in addition to benefitting Temple.

Especially appropriate as an expression of good wishes for Rosh Hashanah.

Oy ToysOy Toys - Toys, gifts, clothing, etc., with Jewish themes




Note

[1] On some items, the percentage will be 0. For example, Amazon.com will not pay referral fees for out-of-print items, gift certificates, or items sold in its Auctions space.