Giving | Overview

Your generous gifts to Congregation Beth Israel enhance the ways we experience our Jewish lives, and make it possible for our rabbis, cantor and educators to inspire “the joy of Jewish living.” This includes inspiring worship, thought-provoking programming and study, and ways to pursue meaningful personal growth and relationships. Every gift to Beth Israel makes a difference in the quality of our programs and services.

Gifts to Beth Israel are also a wonderful way to celebrate friends and family members on birthdays, anniversaries and life cycle moments, as well as a meaningful way to honor the memory of our loved ones.

If you are interested in making a financial gift, you may direct it toward any of the many charitable funds that are a part of our wide Beth Israel community including the Temple, our Endowment Fund, Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center, The Shlenker School, Sisterhood, Brotherhood and much more!

Click here for Tribute donations – a list of various funds available for donations.

Click here for Yahrzeit Plaques – a plaque in memory of a loved one.

Share the Load, 2018-2019

With your generous support, Beth Israel is able to offer an extraordinary array of programs for our members. Your gifts to Share the Load directly support programs that enrich and energize our entire congregation.

Why give to Share the Load?
There are many needs and ways to give at Beth Israel. Dues cover only about 70 percent of our operating costs. Donations to Share the Load help close the gap between membership and our actual expenses for many of our programs. Because of your extra support and help, many of our wonderful programs can continue. Please take time to look at the opportunities listed and select those that have special meaning to you and your family. Your gift above and beyond your fair share dues, at any level, enhances our community.

To donate, find the Beth Israel Temple Fund through the Tribute Donations page.

For more information on Share the Load, click here.

Endowment Fund

The Congregation Beth Israel Endowment Fund was created to provide the necessary income to help subsidize the Congregation’s needs well into the future. The Ner Tamid Society, our legacy giving program, was established for congregants to make legacy gifts to ensure the future of the Temple. Our goal is to increase the number of planned gifts in order for the Temple to remain a vital force in the lives of its congregants today and for generations to come.

Click here for more information about the Ner Tamid Society.

For more information, please contact David Scott:
(713) 771-6221 x612

Sponsor an Oneg

Sponsoring one of our Oneg Shabbats is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, remember a loved one, celebrate being a part of our Temple community or just to celebrate being alive!

Click here to download our “Sponsor an Oneg” form.

Then, contact Marsha Gilbert at (713) 771-6221 x336 to sponsor one of our Onegs!

Tribute Donations

Tribute Donations Beth Israel offers all of us the ability to memorialize or honor friends and loved ones through a variety of designated

Ner Tamid Society | Planned Giving

Congregation Beth Israel’s legacy to our community is to perpetuate Jewish identity for the generations to come. Education, programming, life cycle events, maintaining

Fair Share Dues

Congregation Beth Israel welcomes all who wish to affiliate with a Reform Jewish synagogue. Every congregation depends on the financial support of its

Yahrzeit Plaques

Losing a loved one is probably one of life’s most difficult trials. While the loved one lives on in our own personal memories,

The Hurricane Harvey Flood Fund

Hurricane Harvey left Houston and surrounding areas in a shambles, but the great people of Houston are banding together to help and heal. Your help is welcome and needed. You may send Gift Cards (Kroger, Target, HEB, Lowe’s, or Visa/Mastercard, etc.) to Congregation Beth Israel. They will be immediately distributed to area neighbors to assist in replacing essential items and children’s school supplies.

You may also Donate directly to Congregation Beth Israel by clicking here. All funds will go directly to aid those who need immediate help. These funds will NOT be held to be allocated later. On behalf of our clergy (Rabbi David Lyon, Rabbi Adrienne Scott, Rabbi Joshua Herman, Rabbi Chase Foster, and Cantor Trompeter), David Scott, Executive Director, and Bruce Levy, Temple President, we are very grateful for your kindness, generosity, and help.

Hurt has no shame and no label; we just need to heal one another.

Rabbi David Lyon

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