Financial Assistance

As part of our commitment to inclusion, TBA never wants financial hardship to prevent anyone from fully participating in congregational life. There are two ways we can assist families with demonstrated financial needs.

Direct Support

Our Clergy Discretionary Funds can be used to assist members in crisis. This can include but is not limited to help with making a mortgage or rent payment, paying utility or medical bills, or other unaffordable household expenses that threaten a member’s health and welfare. Please contact Rabbi Pokras or Rabbi Weiss directly if your family is in crisis. 

Financial Assistance for Membership Dues and Machane TBA Tuition

Each year, the Board of Directors empowers the Financial Aid Committee to allocate financial assistance for families who are unable to fully contribute their membership dues and religious school tuition due to a demonstrated financial need. The Financial Aid Committee manages a confidential process in which your name is redacted and replaced by an identification number by one member of the Financial Aid Committee, who will then present all applications for consideration to the committee. This ensures your privacy is protected and that your application is objectively considered on its merits.

Please note:

  • Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024) – The Financial Aid Committee is still able to consider requests. Please submit your application ASAP.
  • Fiscal Year 2025 (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025) – Please check this page in June 2024 for the new application form. Please do not apply before that time.
  • All congregants requesting financial aid are required to fill out the financial aid request form each year to ensure an equitable and informed decision is made for each applicant.
  • Your name and other personal identifying information will be removed before the Financial Aid Committee reviews your application to ensure your anonymity.
  • Please consider your actual financial need when making your request to ensure that we can adequately and equitably meet the needs of congregants who have demonstrated financial needs.

All correspondence and questions should be sent to


Mike Zbarsky
Financial Secretary/Chair, Financial Aid Committee