Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to our community and our shul, including volunteering and making donations.  Making a donation in honor or memory of a loved one, friend, or special occasion is just one way to give.  Any amount you donate is appreciated and will help a wide range of people. If you don’t find a fund that ‘speaks’ to you, or if you have any questions, please call (412) 561-1168 or email Chris Benton to discuss your donation. We have a variety of funds, sponsorships and programs (listed below) through which you can help our synagogue and community grow.

ChaiDid 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!

Life & Legacy Campaign
By including Beth El in your estate plans, you are making it an enduring part of your Jewish legacy Your gift connects you to the past, present, and future of our synagogue.  It is a gift for all time.




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 to choose from.  Consider getting involved with our Men’s Club or Sisterhood, both of which offer ways to help and have fun, too!

Holiday Related

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.

Donate to a Fund

Honor or Remember a Loved One with a Donation!

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