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Annual Appeal

The Congregation Beth Emeth Annual Appeal is the primary fundraising effort used to balance the financial needs of the synagogue with what is received from member dues. This campaign of voluntary giving provides the single greatest source of non-dues income, and enables Beth Emeth to continue to be a warm and welcoming full-service Conservative synagogue that's Here Today, and Here Tomorrow.

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    • Meet established Annual Appeal fundraising goal of $150,000.
    • Continue to increase participation by congregants

Meet Our 5780 (2019-20) Annual Appeal Co-Chairs

From Julie & Brent Dann: Having been members of the Beth Emeth community for over twelve years, we are honored to have been asked to co-chair this year’s annual appeal efforts. The 5780 appeal campaign will help cement Beth Emeth’s commitment to be “Here Tomorrow” for our congregants and community.

CBE has been a fixture in our cultural, spiritual and social lives. Both of our children, Lindsey (16) and Ryan (13) started their pre-school and religious education within the walls of Congregation Beth Emeth. As our family has grown, we have celebrated simchas with the CBE community and have leaned on the congregation for support in our moments of need. CBE has been “Here today. Here tomorrow” for us and we ask that you join us in giving back to our synagogue and sustaining the Bayt Tefillah (house of worship) we all rely on.

When considering how you can support Beth Emeth, we ask that you reflect on what makes Beth Emeth an important pillar of spiritual fulfillment, cultural enrichment and Jewish community in your lives.  Ask yourself, how you can make a difference in supporting the financial needs of our congregation.  Your gift of any amount will help keep our congregation’s commitment to “Here today. Here tomorrow.”

Why Donate?

Annual Appeal donations allow the synagogue to provide necessary services to our community while allowing dues to remain at a reasonable level. Annual Appeal Co-Chairs Brent and Julie Dann shared the importance of this effort for CBE and in their own lives at Yom Kippur 5780, and thank everyone for their generous contributions. Through the generosity of donors, CBE continues to be a place to: 

  1. Worship together
  2. Learn together
  3. Celebrate together
  4. Find comfort and support in times of need

Ways to Donate

Donations can be made All Year Long!

  • Donate online to the 2019-20 campaign (add a note if you would like your contribution to be anonymous).
  • Make your pledge using our online pledge form (coming soon-- in the interim, please email, and pay over time or at a later date.
  • Prefer paper? Stop by the office or mail a check to 12523 Lawyers Rd, Herndon, VA 20171 (just label it "Annual Appeal" and let us know if you want your donation to be anonymous.)
  • Take joy in tradition? Fold down the tab on your High Holiday pledge card.

Tzedakah in Judaism

Tzedakah is a Hebrew word literally meaning righteousness but commonly used to signify charity. In Judaism, tzedakah refers to the religious obligation to do what is right and just, which Judaism emphasizes are important parts of living a spiritual life. Unlike philanthropy or charity, which is voluntary, tzedakah is seen as a religious obligation which all should perform. The act of tzedakah is in keeping with the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam--making the world a better place.

Thank You!

We recognize and thank you for your Annual Appeal donations, which help ensure that Beth Emeth will be "Here Today, and Here Tomorrow." As a small token of our appreciation, your name(s) will be listed on our attractive lobby display for the coming year (unless you request your donation to be anonymous.)

Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780