In Judaism, charity is not merely an act of giving; it is a moral commitment of faith. Although many people believe that the Hebrew word tzedakah means charity, the word's roots convey much more—a combination of righteousness, fairness and justice. The Rabbis of old taught that the construction of the Temple was not completed until everyone had contributed to the effort. As a result, the Synagogue, the place where our people and God meet, is dependent upon the good will and donations of each and every one of us.
Today, each gift to Beth El Hebrew Congregation reflects that tradition. Your support makes possible inspiring worship services led by outstanding clergy; stimulating educational opportunities for tots, children, teens and adults; Jewish cultural programming; connection and caring for our congregational community; fulfillment of our commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world and the Jewish community worldwide); and maintenance and preservation of our sanctuary building.
In addition to giving financially to Beth El, we welcome you to give as a volunteer. Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities in our community.
Contributions in all amounts help support a wide variety of projects and programs at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. Gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, the arrival of a child—or to honor the life of someone who has passed away.
Members may make a donation by logging into their online account.
Non-members may make a donation here.
You may also mail donations to:
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Make your end of year Mitzvah Gift to the Supplemental Giving Program
Your generous gift to supplemental giving provides critical funding for our programs. The 2018 end of year goal is $30,000. Every dollar we raise above that amount will go toward the installation of a wheelchair ramp to make our Bima accessible to every member of Beth El. Thanks for your support!