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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a few weeks away - December 1st

Beth Emeth is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across the globe participating in the largest giving day of the year. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 in just 24 hours to support our successful and continued live streaming and virtual presence for programming.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Answers to Giving Tuesday FAQs are below the form on this page.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

What is Giving Tuesday? 

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Learn more at

What are examples of some of the amazing virtual programming we have done in the last few months?

  • Challah Making (3 sessions November, 2020)
  • Dr. Jim Kinter: Climate Change in the Commonwealth of Virginia (November 17, 2020)
  • Baking Soofganiot (Jelly Donuts for Hanukkah) with The Difference Baker (December 7, 2020)
  • Chocolate Tasting (December 12, 2020)
  • Hazak - Rabbi Mina Goldsmith: Special Hanukkah Topic (December 15, 2020)
  • Simcha celebrations for the entire family world wide
  • Dr. Rebecca Fleisher - A support group for widows and widowers (on-going)
  • Rabbi Mina’s Adult Education Classes (on-going)
  • Chug Ivri: Hebrew Conversation (on-going)
  • Kadima Family Feud
  • USY Israel Event
  • Youth program - “Second” Monday”  
  • P'ru Urvu, Shabbat Bereshit – Celebrating the new babies
  • Dr. Rebecca Fleisher – Self Care during Quarantine (September, 2020)
  • Techilah – The Place for Jewish Young Adults Virtual Candle Making (October 2020)
  • Forum on Election Security with Jeremy Epstein (October 18, 2020)
  • Dr. Harold Geller: Looking for Life in All the Wrong Places – The Search for Life in the Universe (October 20, 2020)
  • And, of course, four worship services every week -- Erev Shabbat, Shabbat Morning, Sunday Morning Minyan, and Wednesday Evening Minyan. Plus Shiva Minyanim upon request.

Will my donations for Giving Tuesday count towards the Annual Appeal goals? (Is it tax-deductible?) 

The Giving Tuesday campaign is focused on helping Congregation Beth Emeth in one particular area, but is part of the overall Annual Appeal over and above the planned goal. Beth Emeth is a 501(c)(3) organization, thus gifts are generally tax-deductible. However, you should consult your attorney if you have any questions in this regard.

Wed, November 25 2020 9 Kislev 5781