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Annual Appeal

Shalom Congregants,

The High Holy Days remind us to look ahead, and that is what Beth Israel Congregation is doing.
Beth Israel’s future is promising. 

Our Strategic Plan is being implemented. Committees are working hard. Ideas are percolating. And our future is taking shape.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new members.
Beth Israel is special, as you know. We’re the synagogue where, as our Mission Statement says, “everyone knows your name.” And, we’ll be stepping up our marketing efforts to help promote our synagogue and its programs. 
We’re looking ahead to a new chapter in Beth Israel's history.

Rabbi Goldstein has served our congregation wonderfully for 25 years, and his retirement and transition to “emeritus” status leaves big shoes to fill. The search for a new rabbi is underway. We have encouraged congregants to participate in the process. Thank you to those who attended a focus group and/or completed the online questionnaire. 
Our members’ donations make good things happen. 

In addition to supporting day-to-day operations, last year’s donations allowed Beth Israel to upgrade its outdoor sound system, add interactive technology for virtual and hybrid programs, and hire a technician to run Shabbat morning services on Zoom. These improvements now give our members more options for attending our programs.  

Can I count on you?
Dues account for 50% of the funds Beth Israel needs to operate; rental income from leasing our back building accounts for another 15%. We count on your donations through the High Holy Day Annual Appeal to cover the remaining 35% to balance our budget.  Please consider a donation.  Pledges can be paid over the course of the year and made one by clicking here or  calling Beth Israel’s bookkeeper, Esther Goldfeiz, at 410-654-0800, ext. 205.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Valerie Thaler, Synagogue Director, at or 410 654-0800, ext. 208. 

Thank you in advance for your continued support of Beth Israel. With best wishes for a New Year of good health, peace, and contentment.

 Scott Gensler, President 

Wed, October 5 2022 10 Tishrei 5783