Beth Am's From Strength to Strength Campaign
As many of you know, we are in the first phase (often known as the “quiet phase”) of an exciting $8.6M initiative called From Strength to Strength (FS2S). FS2S supports three initiatives that are essential to keep our community strong: increasing our endowment ($4M), providing professional team housing assistance ($3M), and facility improvements and program innovations ($1.6M).
Our campaign team is deeply grateful for the wonderful generosity of our early donors, whose gifts our congregation is already putting to good use. In the fiscal year that just started, campaign monies will support our Inclusion work, security personnel and young adults programs, along with continued upgrades on our facility (you may have noticed our new bimah ramp – this is the first of planned upgrades to improve accessibility).With over half our fundraising goal already reached, our campaign team continues to contact members for conversations about the plans and priorities of From Strength to Strength. We love talking to fellow congregants about our shared experiences here, and our hopes and dreams for the future. And we are inspired by the generosity of so many people who have been moved to support our community.
Why we give:
- Beth Am is an island of tranquility and grace in a fraught world. Being connected to fellow congregants who are positive, informed and wise is uplifting. We strongly support the From Strength to Strength campaign so that Beth Am can continue to be a leading light in the Reform movement, continue to offer such a wide range of services and attract such outstanding clergy. —Mahbobeh Hirmand and Barry Zwarenstein
- Over the years we’ve been members at Beth Am, we’ve come to truly appreciate the impact Beth Am has on our children, on us and our community. We enjoy the wonderful services, have seen our kids (and us) grow through Jewish education programs, will always think of Beth Am’s role in many of our major life moments and more recently, through social justice programs allowing us to play a critical role in our wider community. The campaign supports both the Beth Am team and programming that we value, and we want to do our part to nourish and grow a vibrant Jewish community in our area. —Sarah Munson and David Doctorow
For a full description of From Strength to Strength, please visit betham.org/FS2S. We are always eager to share more about this exciting campaign, and welcome your questions.
Campaign Chair: Loree Farrar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Manager: Mandy Eisner, email@example.com