Ways to Give
Did you know that many people donate gifts and money in multiples of $18 ($18, $36, $54…$180, etc.)? This tradition comes from the numerical value of the hebrew word for Life, “Chai”. By donating in multiples of $18, the donor is symbolically wishing for or bestowing a ‘good life’ on the recipient. Of course, any amount a person donates is a mitzvah (good deed), so please donate what feels appropriate to you!
DONATE to any number of programs/sponsorships!
Beth El has an AmazonSmile account
You can automatically donate .5% of every Amazon purchase by using this link.
Read about how AmazonSmile works and how to register.
Loss of a Family member/Friend
You may make a direct/online contribution to the Helene Weinstein Family Crisis Fund to provides assistance for any family crisis such as burial, shiva meals, and expenses for families in need. This is the same fund through which trays are coordinated for families. You can add a personal note that will be sent to the family.
Volunteering & Social Action
The Beth El community supports a number of Social Action projects, ranging from helping the homeless to visiting members who are homebound. We have programs for people of all ages, including youth and teens, giving everyone an opportunity to participate in Tikkun Olam, “Repairing the World.” See our list of projects and how you can get involved.
If you are interested in helping within our Shul, there are many volunteer opportunities ranging from volunteering at Bingo, our largest fundraiser, to helping run any number of social events organized by the Men’s Club and Sisterhood.
Passover – Mitzvah of Maot Chittim
High Holy Days – Fundraising and Annual Pledge: Our holidays present many opportunities to give through various fundraising and pledge events. Learn about the many events and opportunities to celebrate with our community and help raise funds for many worthy causes.