Annual Financial Commitment

For any community to thrive, we must all do our part. Temple Beth Am is committed to keeping membership accessible to all who seek it, regardless of financial status. We are also dedicated to financially supporting the congregation in ways that serve our membership and advance our mission. All of our congregants help sustain our community by pledging and paying an Annual Financial Commitment (formerly called “dues”). 

For those of you who are brand new to or exploring our Temple Beth Am community, our Advancement Manager, Sam Rosen, (telephone 206-525-0915 or email sam@templebetham.org) will help you set an Annual Financial Commitment amount that is appropriate for you.   

To our current members, thank you for helping Temple Beth Am serve our community and uphold our mission. Congregant contributions of an Annual Financial Commitment are Temple Beth Am’s primary source of revenue, accounting for about 65% of our annual costs. Annual Financial Commitment revenue pays the salaries and benefits of our clergy and professionals, supports the upkeep of our building, and underwrites much of our other day-to-day operating and programming expenses. Additional donations to special and restricted funds, other major gifts, legacy gifts, and income from our endowment funds cover most of the remaining 35% of our annual costs. When we each contribute an Annual Financial Commitment that is personally meaningful and reflective of our financial abilities, our whole community thrives.  

To pay your Annual Financial Commitment, login here. 

To donate to Temple Beth Am in any of the other ways on which we depend, click here.

Please contact Sam Rosen by telephone (206-525-0915) or by email sam@templebetham.org if you would like to discuss your current Annual Financial Commitment at any time. And thank you again for this essential gift to our community!