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Annual Appeal

Shalom Congregants,

I’ve noticed something important over the past few months: 

Beth Israel community meets our needs.
People need support, friendship, and a spiritual community. These are unprecedented times and our clergy and Shleimut staff continue to support our members just as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve increased our outreach efforts and are initiating new volunteer activities for the fall months. We hope these will address the significant economic, health and spiritual needs that have arisen in our community. 

Task Forces are working to ensure our financial sustainability.
The Congregational Survey in March was very revealing, and we used your feedback. To ensure Beth Israel’s future, more than 60 members are engaged in rigorous strategic planning.  Some are examining our finances and facility.  Others are reviewing member engagement, community involvement, and social action.   

You can double the impact of your increased gift.
Mark Schenerman and Amy Bober-Schenerman understand the current financial challenges that face our congregation due to the loss of revenue from the preschool’s temporary closure and the financial hardships confronting some of our members. They are generously offering to match any new or increased donation from 2019.  So please consider an increase in your annual appeal donation this year. 

Our congregation needs you.
Please consider a High Holiday annual appeal donation.   Keep in mind that any new or increased donations will be matched. Donations can be mailed directly to our office or made securely online.  Pledges can be paid over the course of the year.

We’re saying “thank you” with a party.
Everyone who pledges a High Holiday donation will be invited to our Virtual Black Tie/Blue Jean Dance Party on Saturday, November 14.  Donors who commit to our Rabbi’s Circle level of $1,000 or above will be invited to a special virtual cocktail reception before the dance (cocktail ingredients and recipe will be delivered to you).

Thank you for your continued support of Beth Israel. 
With best wishes for a year of good health, 

Heidi B. Hoffman

State of the Congregation by Heidi B. Hoffman, President

Annual Appeal, Yom Kippur Morning, Melissa Adler


Why we love Beth Israel

Fri, June 25 2021 15 Tammuz 5781