Bet Shalom is blessed with a variety of dedicated funds that serve a wide range of congregational needs. A number of the funds, though extremely worthwhile, are relatively unknown to our congregants. For that reason we plan to highlight a “Featured Fund” from time to time, providing more information about that fund’s goals.
Our dedicated funds have been established to provide such things as scholarships, support for programs and facility enhancements that would not be possible with the constraints of our operating budget. Many of these funds were established through the generosity of donors many years ago, and they are in need of being replenished, and grown, to meet increased demand. We hope you will consider the dedicated funds when making honorary or memorial donations, or any time you are looking for a way to support Bet Shalom.
Double the “mitzvah power” of your donation!
Your contribution to the Elijah Fund supports our annual congregational meal packaging day sponsored by the social action committee. About 200 congregants volunteer together, packaging nonperishable meals for people who are poor or are displaced by conflict or natural disaster.
Currently we work with Kids Against Hunger. They set up packaging “assembly lines” in our social hall and later deliver the meals to needy people around the world. Kids Against Hunger charges $.23/ meal to help cover costs. With our goal to package 30,000 meals, we must pay Kids Against Hunger almost $7,000 every year for this event. We are depending on donations to the Elijah fund to pay for this.
Your donation does a double mitzvah: you make it possible for congregants to do meal packaging, which in turn helps to feed the poor. Jewish tradition says “mitzvah goreret mitzvah” –one mitzvah leads to another - and you make that tradition real.
Click here to donate, and please list “Elijah Fund”. Thanks for your generosity!
If you have questions about any of the dedicated funds please contact Andrea Blumberg at email@example.com. We would be happy to help steer your contributions to those funds that are near and dear to you and your family’s greatest passions.