The generosity of our community provides the fuel for Temple Beth El to fulfill its mission. Your contributions ensure that we are here now and in the future. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your giving objectives and goals, and how Temple Beth El fits into your plans.
Annual Giving is our primary means of support and comes from people just like you who understand the importance of providing for the spiritual, educational, social and pastoral needs of our community. These funds are used to provide scholarship assistance for membership, religious school and preschool.
Tree of Life is waiting for you to help it grow. For donations to honor the wedding of Cantor Lori Shapiro and George Brock, please donate to the beautiful, new Tree of Life, which Lori and George have dedicated in honor of their wedding, and will be in the Grand Gallery at the Schaefer Family Campus just outside the sanctuary once Phase Two is complete. Donations of $360 or more will include a leaf with your personalized inscription (for any occasion) on the beautiful Tree of Life. Please note that your dedication is in honor of Lori and George when filling out the online form below.
Sustaining Members contribute higher than the standard annual membership amount to ensure the ongoing strength and resiliency of the temple and its mission. Sustaining Membership provides the synagogue with a dependable base of revenue used to sustain the programs, education, worship, clergy services and pastoral care upon which our community relies.
Tribute Gifts are any donations made in honor, memory or recognition of your family, friends or colleagues. A lovely notecard is sent from Temple Beth El to notify the honoree that a donation has been made in their name. Contributions can be used for our greatest needs, designated for one of our programs, or as a sustaining gift to one of our endowment funds.
Sponsorship for special events such as the Beth El Bash, and programs such as the Project Nuremberg Lawyers Luncheon, provide opportunities for you to share your good name and let the community know two things: that you care about Temple Beth El and that a strong Temple benefits everyone.
Designated gifts are for those that are passionate about a specific project or program. Temple Beth El will ensure that your gift will be used for your specified purpose.
Endowment Funds are for those that want to make a gift that will last forever and are essential in supporting our community’s sacred operations each year. They are a collection of different principal contributions from committed Temple Beth El families and charitable foundations.
Planned Gifts are for those who provide for Temple Beth El in their estate plans, and are recognized as a lifetime member of the Beth El Legacy Society.
Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, other tangible assets, credit card payments, online donations or even a check are the easiest and most direct form of philanthropy. You can also set up monthly recurring donations for any amount.
Temple Beth El also accepts charitable bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance, retirement plan assets and IRAs.