Thank Yous, Honors, and Memorials

Making a gift to Temple Beth Am is a time-honored way to celebrate life cycle milestones, such as welcoming new children, consecration, becoming b’nai mitzvah, Covenant Renewal, graduations, engagements, weddings, new jobs, and any other significant moment. It is also a sacred way to remember loved ones on their death and on their yahrzeit (anniversary of their passing). Lastly, making a gift to Temple Beth Am is a meaningful way to show appreciation for clergy, professionals, and fellow congregants. By donating to Temple Beth Am, you demonstrate your commitment to our sacred work.  

We have made improvements to our giving platform, please see below for updated information about making a contribution to Temple Beth Am. 

This new system will ensure more detailed and timely acknowledgments and dedication notifications. 

  1. Begin by selecting a type (fund to donate to). If you are unsure of which fund to direct your contribution to, please consider donating to the General Operating Fund – this supports all aspects of operations and community life at Temple Beth Am. For more information about each of our funds, click here.
  2. Once you have selected a fund and an amount, you may add payment notes. This is the best place to let our professional team know anything specific about your contribution. These notes will remain private. I.e. “I don’t remember the deceased’s last name” “please keep my donation anonymous” etc. If you are not a member of Temple Beth Am, please put your email address and phone number in the payment notes.
  3. Next, please designate a type of dedication. Use the dropdown to select one of the options for your dedication. If your donation is not in dedication, please select “don’t dedicate” and click continue to the payment page.
  4. In the text box below your type of dedication selection, you have an opportunity to write a message that the person you are honoring will see! Please write carefully. Ex. “Rabbi Ruth, thank you for leading Axel’s Bar Mitzvah” “May your father’s memory be a blessing” and “Wishing you speedy healing and a full recovery from your surgery”.
  5. If you don’t know the address or email of the person to notify, please select unknown. If the person to notify is a member of Temple Beth Am and you don’t know their contact details, make a note in payment notes and we can help fill in that information for you.
  6. If you run into any issues or have questions, please call us at (206) 525-0915 or email and we will be happy to help you!


Want to mail a check?

Checks can be mailed to 2632 NE 80th Street, Seattle, WA 98115, please make all checks out to Temple Beth Am, and in the memo line please specify the fund you would like to donate to. For more information about each of our funds,click here.

If you are mailing a check and your contribution is a dedication, please download this form and either print and mail it with your check or email it to

For commemorating lifecycle events and honoring the memory of loved ones, we suggest a donation of at least $18 to the fund of your choice. If our clergy have supported you through a lifecycle event, provided you with pastoral care, or inspired you to deepen your commitment to Judaism, we encourage you to give from your heart to the best of your ability. If you would like specific guidance, please call Davida Sims at 206-525-0915. 

Temple Beth Am has a number of special and restricted funds that advance various aspects of our mission. For example, our Homeless 2 Renter (H2R) Fund, underwrites our partnership with our local Jewish Family Service to provide eviction prevention and move-in assistance to families with children in the Puget Sound region. Please click here for a description of each of our funds. New special funds may be established with a minimum gift of $10,000. Please contact our Executive Director, Davida Sims, by telephone (206-525-0915) or by email ( for more information. 

Gifts honoring, remembering, appreciating, and wishing people well are published monthly in a special community-wide email.