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From Strength to Strength Campaign

Thank you to over 500 donors who have committed over $7.4M to the From Strength to Strength campaign so far. Our Campaign Cabinet welcomes your questions and conversation about supporting the campaign. Please email Director of Development Mandy Eisner or call (650) 493-4661, ext. 211.


Beth Am brings us together to connect deeply with one another and with our tradition, find guidance and purpose to face life’s challenges, and inspire us to work for a better world. We are a strong and healthy synagogue community — with a rich history of serving our members since 1955. Founded by visionaries who foresaw a thriving Reform Jewish community, over the next two generations we built up our campus and nurtured our congregation into the vibrant community of over 1500 households we are today.

Now it’s our turn to ensure that  our congregation remains relevant, thriving and engaging for our community members throughout their lives. From Strength to Strength is a multi-faceted initiative to sustain our solid footing and build on our successes for generations to come. (Check out our From Strength to Strength brochure!)

ENDOWMENT
A healthy endowment is key to both the short-term and long-term financial health of our Beth Am community. Endowment funds sustain us by:

  • Supporting our current operating budget and allowing us to meet the changing needs of our community.    
  • Lowering financial barriers to participation by supplementing our Fair Share membership program and subsidizing youth education tuition.
  • Safeguarding our capacity to weather economic cycles.

Our endowment will guarantee that future generations will find a thriving and welcoming place at Beth Am.

PROFESSIONAL HOUSING TEAM FUND
A more substantial Professional Team Housing Fund will ensure that we continue to attract and retain the best possible clergy and educators to lead our congregation. We need increased funding to expand our capacity to provide rental and down payment assistance.

IMPROVEMENTS and INNOVATIONS
From Strength to Strength will fund a variety of important programs and upgrades for our members now and into the future:

  • The Orchard: Our exciting and innovative initiative for young adults, designed to engage the next generation in new and different ways.
  • Inclusion Director: Our in-house expert engaging with students with special needs, ensuring that all types of learners feel welcome.
  • Facility Improvements: Making our campus more accessible to members with mobility challenges, doing much-needed landscaping and tree care, and providing for aesthetic improvements in interior spaces.
  • Campus Security: Supplementing member contributions for increased security presence during congregational programs and events.

MARDER ENDOWMENT FOR LIVING TORAH
The Marder Endowment for Living Torah   was created in honor of Rabbi Marder to support the worship, educational and other opportunities that she initiated, nurtured and led during her 21 years at Beth Am. Please make your gift to the Marder Fund.

HOW TO GIVE

With your full and generous heart! We encourage you to think bigger than you have ever thought for a Beth Am gift, all the way to a “stretch” gift that makes you proud. Technically speaking, here are your options:

  1. Check
  2. Credit card (need miles, anyone?)
  3. Donor-advised fund
  4. Stock gift (a great way to avoid capital gains taxes)
  5. For donors 70 ½ or older, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA
  6. Corporate matching funds (Beth Am may qualify; please check with your employer about this great opportunity to supplement your gift)
  7. Thinking about a gift but not sure what’s right for you? Our campaign cabinet would love to talk.
     

For more information, please email Director of Development Mandy Eisner or call (650) 493-4661, ext. 211 with any questions. Thank you!

 

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781