Making a contribution to Beth Am is a meaningful way to help our sacred community carry out the values that are important to you and your family. Gifts above and beyond membership obligations help ensure that our congregation continues to thrive and serve as a resource for Jewish lifelong education, meaningful and innovative worship opportunities, social action efforts and a place to be surrounded by friends and people who care about you. The generosity of our members makes it possible for Beth Am to provide these opportunities for all who seek them, regardless of their ability to pay sustaining dues or tuition. We never turn anyone away due to financial limitations.
There are a number of different ways and occasions to give to Beth Am, including:
Special funds: Making a donation to one of our special funds in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one is a longstanding synagogue tradition. Please see the list of Named and Special Funds. Contributions can be made online or by printing the Donation Form.
Creation of a new special fund: If you are considering a more substantial gift, you may also honor a loved one by creating a fund in their name to support a designated program or project at Beth Am. These gifts help support our vibrant and enriching congregational community, while helping you achieve your philanthropic goals and bring additional meaning to special moments in your life. To learn more, please download the information sheet or contact Mandy Eisner in the Development office for more information about creating a new fund.
Beth Am Now Accepts Car Donations (Running or Not!): It’s a win/win for you and for Beth Am! Car donations are an easy way to support Beth Am, providing you with a tax write-off and Beth Am with additional funds for our community. We take care of the DMV paperwork, pick up your car, sell it at auction and then send you a receipt for the full amount that the car sold for. It’s that easy! We can also accept trucks, boats, motorcycles and RVs. For more information and to begin the process, please contact Beth Am Development Director Mandy Eisner, (650) 493-4661, ext. 211.
How to give: Gifts may be made by check, cash, all major credit cards, gifts of stock or corporate matching programs. Many of our members make grants through their donor-advised funds or family foundations.
Appreciated Stock: There can be substantial tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Beth Am through a transfer of stock. You'll enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. Download the instructions under Resources (right side of this page).
Corporate Gift Matching: Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company's matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Beth Am is eligible to be matched.
Download Congregation Beth Am's Federal Tax ID Document.
For more information about making charitable contributions to Congregation Beth Am, please contact Mandy Eisner or (650) 493-4661, ext. 504.