The goal of Accessibility Now! is to help everyone be able to fully participate in all communal events at Congregation Beth Sholom.
Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) is a friendly Modern Orthodox synagogue located in Providence, RI. The lower level of the building is not wheelchair accessible. This makes it impossible for those with mobility issues to go to most of the community events including kiddushes, dinners, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations. It also limits how much the family members can participate. We are working to make CBS fully accessible and need your help!
We need $25,000 to create a new entrance that will connect directly to the lower level without using stairs. This will help many members and guests- people in wheelchairs, the elderly who have difficulty with stairs, families with infants, and anyone else with mobility issues. This will also help their families - who often are not able to attend events because their loved one can't be there with them.
How You Can Help You can donate by clicking here. Any extra funds will go towards the capital account. You can also help by spreading the word about our project. Let your family, friends, and acquaintances know and encourage them to donate!
You can also mail a check to CBS with "Accessibility" written in the memo line to: Congregation Beth Sholom 275 Camp Street Providence, RI 02906
Latest News 9/25/2015 The door to our new Accessible entrance has arrived. We are looking forward to breaking ground within the next couple of weeks. Your donation can help put us at our final goal. Looking forward to seeing you at the groundbreaking. 8/27/2015 We are almost there. We are now at $19,400. Help us get to our goal!
6/26/2015 A new estimate has reduced the cost of the project by $5000.
4/21/15 JBoost. A generous donor will be matching every gift made dollar-for-dollar up to $1500 and we are hoping to raise $3000. We are less than $300 from our goal. Click here.
4/22/15 A beautiful article was written about the Goodman Family and our fundraiser in East Side Monthly. The article is not yet on their website but you can find it in print. See below.
Our fundraiser in the media- below
Rau, Elizabeth. "Making a House a Home." East Side Monthly [Providence] May 2015, May 2015 ed., Close to Home sec.: 33. Print. Illustration by Lia Marcoux
Schneider, Tammy. "CBS honors Jewish Disabilities Awareness month with "Accessibility Now!" Fundraiser." The Jewish Voice [Providence] February 13 2015