Through the generosity of people like you, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is able to provide innovative prayer that warms souls, music that opens hearts, and lifelong learning that challenges minds, and inspires social justice. Your gift is a wonderful way to help sustain the temple, mark a special occasion, remember someone dear, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, rejoice in the arrival of a child, mourn the passing of a friend, or recognize an Aliyah honor.
By giving to the General Fund, your contribution will be directed to where the need is greatest. This fund allows Temple Emanuel to continue our services, events, and educational programs.
The “Pillars” of our Temple community voluntarily contribute an additional amount above their annual membership contribution. Their generosity funds important programs and services for our members. Pillar Members have all the benefits of full membership, and also receive:
Giving from the heart is a significant part of the High Holiday season with its theme of strengthening each other. The High Holiday Appeal is an opportunity to make a meaningful gift that will sustain, strengthen and grow Temple Emanuel’s wonderful programs in the coming year.
The Annual Appeal is a significant component of our temple's budget, supplementing dues, fees, endowments, and designated gifts. We ask you to make Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills a philanthropic priority by contributing to this year’s Annual Appeal.
Our pride in today’s Temple Emanuel community is the result of the unwavering generosity of hundreds of individuals and families for more than 75 years. Join our generous donors who understand the lessons of the past, the immediacy of the present, and look with hope to our Temple’s future.
Your gift to Temple Emanuel’s Legacy Fund will help to keep our community strong, well into the future, providing continuous funding for both current and innovative programs in perpetuity. Please name Temple Emanuel as a beneficiary of your estate, or arrange for the Synagogue to receive a Charitable Trust, Gift Annuity, Life Insurance, or Retirement Plan. To learn more about our Legacy Fund, please contact our Director of Development, Julie Macht, at 310.409.4635 or click here.
I WANT TO SUPPORT A SPECIFIC FUND:
You can designate your gift to support one or more of Temple Emanuel’s top funding initiatives.
This fund enables our Rabbis and Cantor to make donations to congregants in need, participate in programs that they deem worthy, and contribute to other causes they wish to support. The fund is never used for the Clergy’s personal benefit.
The Torah of My Life, compiled by Rabbi Laura Geller and edited by Rabbi Beth Lieberman, tells the story of Rabbi Geller's personal journey as an American pioneer, and the lasting impact of her work at USC Hillel, American Jewish Congress, and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. The book includes Rabbi Geller's most beloved teachings, writings about her, and rare photos. (Funds from the sale of this book go to the Rabbi Laura Geller Fund for Living Judaism, $40 per book)
Express your appreciation for the Clergy, friends, or family, by donating the Reform Movement’s newly published machzor (High Holiday Prayer Book) in their honor. Entitled MISHKAN HANEFESH, Machzor for the Days of Awe, these prayer books include transliterations for every prayer, along with rich commentary, poetry, and elucidating essays resonate for us all. Give a prayer book for $180/machzor set,
OR Our daily siddurim suffer wear and tear, and continually need to be replaced. A gift to this fund will support the maintenance and repair of our daily siddurim.
Each book you donate will have a bookplate with your name and the honoree’s name.
Our buildings, while known for their distinctive architecture, are not young. Help us keep our heating and cooling units up to date, ensure that our buildings are structurally sound, and maintain our décor and outdoor landscaping.
Help us fund our Shabbat service or the delicious simple lunch which follows.
Teen Civic Leadership Program
Temple Emanuel has built a ground-breaking partnership with the West Coast Religious Action Center to transform our teens into thoughtful civic leaders. Meeting monthly over the course of a year, students collectively choose an issue of focus for the year. They develop skills in advocacy, philanthropy and volunteerism as they learn from non-profit leaders, clergy and politicians on how they can use their power to create change. In addition to allocating grant money through the MATCH teen philanthropy program, these teens culminate their year with a trip to Washington D.C. with clergy to advocate for policy change with their senators and representatives through the Religious Action Center's L'Taken seminar.
Our little students go through supplies fast! Your donations help fund art, science, technology, and classroom supplies. Your donation can also be designated to help provide need-based scholarships to make our award-winning preschool more accessible to working and single-parent families.
Your donations are used to support Jewish education for our children, including instructional, curricular, programmatic, and administrative needs for our Religious School. Your donation can also be designated to help provide need-based scholarships.
Support our once-a-month senior gathering by helping us to fund guest speakers and the delicious kosher-style lunch which follows our educational and social programming.
Memorial plaques may be purchased and installed on the Memorial Walls in the Corwin Family Sanctuary in memory of your loved ones. Each plaque is lit on the Friday night of the week of the Yahrzeit, and the four times of year that we read Yizkor: $2,000.00
Honor, memorialize, or celebrate friends and family with a plaque placed on the arm of one of our beautiful Corwin Family Sanctuary chairs: $1,000.00
Preserve the memory of Holocaust victims and survivors by purchasing a plaque for Temple Emanuel’s Holocaust Remembrance Wall on the exterior of the Belle Chapel: $5,000.00
You can designate your gift to support one or more of the causes about which our Temple Emanuel community cares:
Donate your time, funds, or resources to empower our “adopted” Temple Emanuel family as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Learn more.
Support our caring community in their efforts to reach out to members who need a helping hand, a meal, comfort, or someone with whom to celebrate.
Enjoy the tax advantages of making a gift to Temple Emanuel through a transfer of stock. You will get an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. Click here for more information on making a gift of securities. To facilitate a stock transfer, please contact Julie Macht, Director of Development at 310.409.4635 or click here.
Please contact Cynthia Gearhart at 310.409.4652 or click here to let him know that a corporate matching donation is on its way.
Our community thrives because of the many devoted members who volunteer their talents, time, and energy. Let us know how you’d like to help. Contact Alex Kojfman at 310-409-4634 or by clicking here.
Warmly welcome our members and guests at Temple Emanuel events and services as a greeter. Greeters are oftentimes the first people our guests see and interact with, and they play an extremely important role. Also, please consider helping us as part of our volunteer staff, who are equally as important, helping with set up and breaking down our events. Contact Tannaz Lavian at 310.409.4640 or by clicking here.
Donate your used car to Temple Emanuel by calling 877-999-8322 and giving the name “Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills" to their Customer Service representative. You are entitled to receive a Tax Deduction equal to the sales price of the vehicle, if you itemize your deductions. (Determine the fair market value of your vehicle using theKelley Blue Book If the vehicle sells for less than $500, you can deduct the “fair market value” up to $500. You will receive a tax receipt or IRS Form 1098C stating what the vehicle sold for within 30 days of its sale.
USE AMAZONSMILE as a simple and impactful way to support Temple Emanuel every time you shop, at no cost to you.
Bookmark the AmazonSmile page, and sign in* as you regularly would. You will find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Temple Emanuel.
*Upon signing into your Amazon account, or registering a new Amazon account, follow this link to "Select a Charitable Organization to Start Shopping." Under "Or pick your own charitable organization:" type "Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills" in the blank field, and click search. This will take you to a new page, listing Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills as the only search result. Click the "Select" button next to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills," and your account is now synced with TEBH!
REGISTER YOUR RALPHS REWARDS CARD with Temple Emanuel by signing up on Ralphs' website. When you do your regular shopping at Ralphs, just remember to scan your Rewards Card each time you are in the store, and Ralphs will donate up to four (4) percent of your monthly purchases to Temple Emanuel.
To learn more about how you can support Temple Emanuel’s funds and/or programs, or for additional information, email Julie Macht at Julie@tebh.org or call her at 310.409.4635.