Congregation Beth Ami
Food High Holidays
Yahrzeit & Simcha Board
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Fund Descriptions: Guide to giving
All donations will be used to support the mission, programs, and activities of Congregation Beth Ami.
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There are many ways that your donations to Beth Ami
can act to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah. Forms are
available that make it easy to donate. The office sends
acknowledgement cards to those being honored, or families
in the case of a memorial, and gifts are noted in the
Shofar. (When you do send a check in for one
of these purposes, PLEASE note on the memo line to which
fund you wish us to direct your donation. There is a
minimum donation of $7.50).
Whether your initial motivation is to celebrate a life
event, express a memorial for someone, or to gain a
tax break, be assured that your community and Beth Ami
appreciate your generosity!
Community Smart and eScrip are fantastic resources for
fundraising. Participating business partners contribute
a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card,
and debit/ATM card purchases to the organization of
your choice-Congregation Beth Ami-of course!
Here's how it works ...
eScrip You register any one or all of
your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards
for use in the program.
Registration form (PDF)
Community Smart You get a Community Smart
card that is swiped at the point-of-sale to trigger
donations when paying with cash, check or credit card.
Both Just by using the cards you have
registered, participating merchants will make contributions
to your chosen group based on purchases made by you.
Your purchases are tracked and available to you online,
you see just how much you are earning.
Food at the High Holy Days
Each year at the High Holy Days, Beth Ami participates
in a congregation-wide collection of canned and non-perishable
foods for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.
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Yahrzeit & Simcha
The Yahrzeit Board is a great way to remember and memorialize
a loved one. The Yahrzeit Board consists of plaques
2" by 10"
in size with the loved ones name. Each year, for
the Hebrew month of your loved ones passing, a
light is lit next to their plaque and their name will
be included in the weekly Shabbat bulletin. Also, their
name will be included annually in the Yizkor book.
Your loved ones memory will be commemorated forever
even if no relatives are members of the congregation.
If you would like your loved ones memory to be
commemorated in this way, please visit the Forms
page for further information.
The Simcha Board is located in the foyer of the Sanctuary
at Congregation Beth Ami, as a Tree of Life. A leaf
on the Simcha Board is a lovely way to to commemorate
a happy occasion and share your joy with the community
in a lasting way. A bronze leaf can be personalized
with an inscription. You may also choose to have a stone
engraved for placement below the tree. There are two
sizes of stones. Your milestone or simcha is
immortalized while benefitting the congregation in a
Please visit the Forms
page for further information on how you can commemorate
a special occasion in this way.
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