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Funds have been established in our Congregation for the purpose of providing for special needs and projects that are of concern to our Congregation.  We invite you to make contributions, whenever possible, for special events within your family.  When you click on a link below, you will go to PayPal, a site that collects funds for us in a secure fashion and which then gives us the funds. If you do not feel comfortable donating on line, you are more than welcome to send donations to the Beth El office by check, or stopping by Beth El. Your information to paypal is not used in any other way than for your donation. You do not need to be a PayPal member to donate. Donations of $18 or more will be acknowledged in the Beth El Scroll.

Beth El's Greatest Needs
GENERAL FUND
To provide funds for the special needs of the Congregation.

BUILDING FUND
To defray expenses related to the physical plant.


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND:
To defray the mortgage and support the costs of one-time renovations and construction.

CANTOR'S FUND
To provide for a variety of musically related programs, materials and equipment for the enhancement of the
cultural program of the congregation at the discretion of the Hazzan, and for professional, educational and charitable needs.


RABBI'S FUND
Funds are disbursed by the rabbis, at their discretion, for charitable, religious or educational organizations, individuals with special needs, special projects at the rabbi's or donor's direction, and professional or educational needs.


Beth El Youth

ELISABETH & HEINZ BAUER CONFIRMATION FUND
To defray the cost of the Confirmation Class trip to New York.

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES FUND
To provide for special mailings and programs for our college students.

NOE GRONER CAMP RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
To encourage our young children to attend a Jewish summer camp. 

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE TEEN FUND
To supply partial scholarships for high school students pursuing a semester or summer in an educational program in Israel.

ESTELLE KIMBALL NURSERY SCHOOL FUND
To benefit the secular and Judaic education curriculum of the preschool.

NITZANIM FUND
For activities of families with younger children.

ELAINE TANENBAUM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FUND
For additional experiences, material, and equipment to enhance the religious school
curriculum.

SYBIL SULS YOUTH ACTIVITIES FUND
To supplement the activities of our youth program and provide subsidies to members of U.S.Y. and Kadima to attend regional conventions.

 
Men’s Club Funds
MEN'S CLUB PERSPECTIVE FUND
To support the "Perspectives in Dialogue" series.
 


Sisterhood Funds

KESHER NASHIM FUND
To fund activities and projects of Beth El's support group for women with cancer.
 



KIDDUSH FUND
Provides food for the congregational kiddush on Shabbat and festivals when there are no B'nai Mitzvah.
 


FLOWER FUND
Donations are used to pay for flowers on the bimah on Shabbat and festivals
when there are no B'nai Mitzvah


CELIA AND AUDREY RESNIK MEMORIAL LECTURE FUND
To provide for a special lecture to be given annually on Sisterhood Shabbat and for the Golda Meir Award. 

SILVER PROJECT FUND
For the purchase of additional serving pieces and to replenish and expand our serving equipment. 


SHIVA MEAL FUND
To help defray the cost of providing a meal of comfort for Sisterhood members who are sitting Shiva.
 

TORAH FUND
Supports the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. 


Social Welfare 
CHEVRA KADISHA FUND
To defray the cost of needed ritual items and food for the Shiva house. 


DISABLED ACCESS FUND
To renovate and maintain the synagogue so that the disabled can participate more fully in services. 



GREEN TIKKUN FUND
To improve and expand on programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle; helping to build positive environmental causes at Beth El and in our community.


MAZON FUND

A Jewish response to hunger. 


MORNING MINYAN FUND
For charity within and outside Beth El and to help defray the cost of breakfasts following the morning minyan and the Shabbat early morning service. 


SOCIAL ACTION FUND
Funds are disbursed by the Social Action Committee to various charitable institutions. 


VATIKKIM FUND
To provide activities for our retired persons group, which meets for social and study purposes every Thursday. 


LEILA ROSEN YOUNG EQUALITY FUND
To support activities and projects that further the equal participation of all segments (such as women, singles, the handicapped, etc.) in the life of this Congregation and the Jewish community at large. 


Study and Learning 
SAMUAL SCOLNIC ADULT INSTITUTE FUND
To support the program of adult education courses offered by the Institute. 


COMMUNITY TORAH INSTITUTE FUND
To support this annual program of unique conversations on topics of Torah, with rabbis and teachers from major movements in American Jewish Life. 


ARTHUR S. FELD MEMORIAL LECTURE FUND
To provide an honorarium and expenses for an outstanding scholar to spend a weekend at Beth El and deliver special lectures to the Congregation. 


BERNARDO KOTELANSKI, M.D. MARRIAGE EDUCATION FUND
To provide for a pre-marital education program at Beth El. 


LIBRARY FUND
To purchase books for our library. For book plates inscribed with names of those being honored or memorialized, a minimum contribution of $36 is required.


LITMAN HOLOCAUST (SHOAH) EDUCATIONAL FUND
To provide funds for educational programs about the Holocaust/Yom HaShoah and related topics.

LEADERSHIP/EDUCATIONAL FUND
To help underwrite expenses for congregants who wish to participate in leadership and/or educational programs to broaden their skills for the purpose of actively enhancing the Beth El community.

 

Sustaining the Synagogue
 
DOROTHY BEVERLY KITCHEN FUND
For the purchase of additional kitchen equipment. . 


FINE ARTS FUND
To help beautify the interior of the building. 


ELSIE MINTZ LANDSCAPING FUND
To add to the beauty of the synagogue grounds. 


MUSIC FUND
To provide for musical evenings, musical equipment and supplies. 


VINCE PRADA TECHNOLOGY FUND
To support our programmatic and administrative technological needs. 


PRAYERBOOK FUND
To purchase a Chumash. For inscriptions with the names of those being honored or memorialized, a contribution of $75.00 is required for each Chumash (Bible). 



TORAH SCROLL FUND
For the repair and maintenance of our Torah scrolls and for the purchase of silver ornaments. 

TRUDY AND SI WEKER FAMILY PROGRAM FUND
To provide support for enriching family programs.



World Jewry 
BETH EL FOREST FUND
The Congregation has established a forest in the United Synagogue National Park, near Safad, Israel, in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund. Individual trees cost $18.00 each. 


BETH EL ISRAEL FUND
To support projects in Israel such as adopt-a-family programs, support for Magen David Adom and other meritorious causes, as well as Israel-related programs at Beth El. 


MASORTI FUND
Funds are used to benefit and promote Conservative Judaism in Israel. 


WORLD JEWRY FUND – KOSTROMA
To respond to needs of a reviving Jewish community, Kostroma, in the former Soviet Union.
 

 
Endowments

Minimum contribution to an Endowment Fund is $100.00.
Checks should be made payable to: Congregation Beth El Support Foundation, Inc. 

JACK AND MIRIAM CROWELL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide scholarships for students in our religious school. 


ARTHUR S. FELD MEMORIAL LECTURE ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide an honorarium and expenses for an outstanding scholar to spend a weekend at Beth El and deliver special lectures to the Congregation. 


GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide funds for the long-term special needs of the Congregation. 


HENRY HOPP LIBRARY ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide funds for the synagogue library. 


RABBI JEROME LIPNICK ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide partial scholarships for high school and college students attending study-oriented programs in Israel. 


LITMAN HOLOCAUST (SHOAH) EDUCATIONAL
ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide funds for educational programs about the Holocaust/Yom HaShoah and related topics.

CELIA AND AUDREY RESNIK MEMORIAL LECTURE ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide for a special lecture to be given annually on Sisterhood Shabbat and for the Golda Meir Award. 


IRVING "OZZIE" SIMOS MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide for musical programs and events. 


TRUDY AND SI WEKER FAMILY PROGRAM ENDOWMENT FUND
To provide support for enriching family programs.

JACK AND ETHEL WERNER LITURGY AND RELIGIOUS MUSIC ENDOWMENT FUND
To help fund the various liturgical and religious services and programs of the Congregation. 


BARBARA WOLF ISRAEL QUEST FUND
To provide support for the participation of the congregation in the Teen Jewish Identity Program of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, and to assist in the financing of trips to Israel under the TJIP by teenagers whose families are members of the Congregation.


Please call Sheila Bellack, 301-652-2606, ext. 306, or Andrea Glazer, ext. 328,  if you are interested in setting up an endowment.

 


Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

 
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