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Beth Am Heat Pump Project Wins SVCE Electric Showcase Award

Last year Beth Am, with the assistance of consultants funded by Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), completed a major electrification project to replace our gas-powered heating system for the Sanctuary and Social Hall with an efficient electric heat pump. As an added benefit, our new system provides both heating and cooling. 

We were recently notified that the project won the SVCE Electric Showcase Award for demonstrating leadership and experience in transitioning to electric technologies. The project, led by Rachel Tasch, then Executive Director, and Cindy Anderson, leader of our Dayenu Circle Sustainability @ Beth Am Action Team, brings both financial savings and meaningful action for sustainability on the Beth Am campus.

The award, granted to Cindy, comes with a prize of $10,000 which she is contributing to the pending Beth Am Solar Project. The solar project is expected to be funded through a combination of commercial and congregant loans, as well as federal funding. With this additional award, more than $100,000 has been committed by congregants through an informal campaign. 

By reducing reliance on a commercial loan, these contributions and loans help make the project even more financially compelling. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help bring solar power to Beth Am, please send an email to

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