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Making a contribution to Temple Beth Am is a wonderful way to honor a loved one's memory, acknowledge a special occasion, or express appreciation or well wishes. With contributions, we participate in tzedakah- derived from the hebrew word meaning "justice" or "righteousness"- and further our mission to build a joyful, spiritual, caring and egalitarian community that helps create a more just world.

There are many philanthropic opportunities to recognize friends, family and loved ones and to support our k'hilah kedosha, our sacred synagogue community. To learn more about them, we invite you to keep reading. For more information, or to set up an individual giving consultation, please contact Rachel Schachter, Director of Development. 

Temple Gala

Each year, Temple Beth Am members and friends come together to celebrate our community at the Temple's Annual Gala. We gather to enjoy delicious food, bid on unique auction items, and "Raise our Paddles" in support of our community.

At our 2018 Gala, our Beth Am community demonstrated that Olam Hesed Yibaneh - The World is Built on Loving-Kindness. Head to our Facebook Gala pics.

Annual Support

Your Annual Support commitment helps provide the backbone of the temple's operating budget. Those who make an Annual Support commitment beyond the sustaining level help make membership at Temple Beth Am open to all, regardless of financial circumstance. 

Hazonim (Visionaries): $18,000 +
Amundim (Pillars): $10,000 - $17,999
Shomrim (Guardian): $7,500 - $9,999
Giborim (Heroes): $5,000
Bonim (Builders): $3,600 - $4,999

Please contact Rachel Schachter to learn more about raising your Annual Support. 


Tribute giving is a traditional way to honor, celebrate, thank or remember others. It is also a way to mark special lifecycle events like births, baby naming, consecration, B'nai Mitzvahs, Covenant Renewal, graduations, engagements, and weddings. We encourage you to learn more about our special funds, and to select the fund that best fits the occasion when you make your gift. If you choose, we will send a card to the honoree, or the family of the individual whose memory you are honoring, notifying them of your gift, omitting the amount, of course. Unless you specify otherwise, your gift will also be recognized in a congregation-wide email once a month and on the Community page of our website.

New named funds may also be created to fund programs or initiatives. Please contact Rachel Schachter for more information on creating a named fund. 

Temple Beth Am members only: please click here to make your gift online via your Chaverware account. Click here to dowload a tribute form, and mail or email your form. For help with tribute giving, please email Sara Bernson

Annual Appeal

We need your help to ensure the temple’s ongoing programs, Shabbat and festival services, and operational needs. Together, our goal is to raise $50,000 to help support the programs and services that make Temple Beth Am our Jewish home. Gifts of any size are welcome and will help us reach our goal; we ask for your participation.

You may give online at templebe.ejoinme.org/appeal or via your Chaverware account, by calling the temple office at 206-525-0915, or by mailing in a check. Thank you so much for your support of our community!

Major Gifts & Wish List

We are always grateful to receive gifts directed towards temple operations, or to one of our special funds. However, we sometimes have unique needs that cannot be met through these funds and we rely on the support of amazing community members through our Major Gifts and Wish List programs. If you are interested in making a directed gift, please contact Rachel Schachter. Naming opportunities are available.

 Sponsor an Oneg  

Sponsor an OnegSponsoring an oneg is a wonderful way to honor a special person or occasion, or to honor the memory of a loved one. The minimum donation for oneg sponsorship is $100. Temple staff will provide all of the refreshments and take care of the setup, though you may let us know if you would like to supplement the oneg with additional treats. Dates are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your name and reason for your sponsorship will be mentioned at the Shabbat service for the oneg you are sponsoring, and will be listed in our weekly email newsletter.

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