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January 2023 Fund in Focus: The Aptekar Family Endowment Fund for Film

Thanks to the Aptekar Fund, even a global pandemic couldn’t stop our community from enjoying films together! We streamed and discussed a variety of wonderful films remotely for two years, taking great enjoyment and connection when we needed it most. But now we are happy to be back to our in-person film experiences again.

Fund creators Judy and Bob Aptekar were inspired to endow the film program after seeing how much they and other participants valued the Shabbat afternoon film series. “Movies have a way of bringing people together for a shared interest and entertainment, but can also generate meaningful conversations. And whether it’s Jewish films or just films that bring Jews together, it’s good for our community!”

Funds like this keep our Beth Am programs going, so we encourage you to consider donating to the fund of your choice on your next special occasion.
If you would like information about how to create your own named fund, please visit or contact Director of Development Mandy Eisner at, (650) 493-4661.

Consider a gift to Beth Am's Aptekar Family Endowment Fund for Film in celebration and gratitude for your family simcha or to honor a loved one. You can make your donation online or by mailing a check made payable to “Congregation Beth Am” to the Administrative Office as follows:

Congregation Beth Am
Attn: Fund in Focus — Aptekar Fund
26790 Arastradero Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784