“Who gives charity with a smile is truly a right-minded man.“
Together, we will assure our community’s financial strength and perpetuate Jewish life.
The TBE Fund ensures we can welcome anyone seeking community.
In this uncertain time, The TBE community is here as a foundation for the struggles and joys that lie ahead for you and your family.
It has always been our mission to be open to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay. This will never change. The TBE Fund allows us to provide financial assistance to those in need of relief from membership dues and program fees. We are experiencing an increase to these needs and we expect them to grow in the near term. Your support allows our clergy to lead worship and provide pastoral care. Your gift educates our learners of all ages and provides the foundation for our social action work. Donations to the TBE Fund are critical to sustaining our core Jewish beliefs of finding meaning, intention, and wholeness at TBE.
Gifts to the TBE Fund support our greatest needs and provide us with the most flexibility in supporting our resources. Dues and fees cover only about 80 percent of the expense of all we offer and do together at TBE. Honor or remember a person or event while you support TBE.
In this rapidly changing moment that keeps our community physically apart from one another, TBE has come together in extraordinary ways. Read our leadership’s letter to our community about the value of supporting the TBE Fund now.
The roots of the word “tzedakah” convey a combination of righteousness, fairness, and justice. In our tradition, support for those in need is not a matter of charity, but a requirement.
Planned Giving & Endowment
Help us secure TBE’s financial foundation so that we can continue to serve our community today, as well as future generations, with visionary leadership, learning, spiritual practice, and acts of loving kindness.
No gift is too small.
Yahrzeit Memorial Display
Purchase a yahrzeit plaque for a loved one as a permanent reminder of the place he/she holds in your heart and ensure Kaddish is recited in perpetuity.
Plaques include a ledge for a stone to be placed beside your loved one’s name on the anniversary of their passing and when Yizkor is observed on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, the seventh day of Pesach and Shavuot.
Our Beloved Jodi
We look forward to joining together to support TBE. We will celebrate Temple Beth Elohim as an institution that has flourished in vision, mission, values, and ethics. A vital element of this success has been the constant caring, spirit and leadership of Cantor Jodi Sufrin, who retired in 2020.
Hear directly from members why they support TBE. Each person and their rationale is unique.
Chair: Pam Norden
Committee members: Nancy Allen, Michelle Black, Jackie Finard-Hughes, Pam Forman, Alexandra Fuchs, Helene Gelber, Elizabeth Navisky, Michelle Paster, Erica Recht, Rebecca Scott, Alexandra Simes, Bob Stearns, Seth Stier, Mel Warshaw, Denise Widman, Jillian Kohl