Ways to Give
Making a contribution to Beth El is a meaningful way to help our sacred community carry out the values that are important to you and your family. Gifts above and beyond membership obligations help ensure that our congregation continues to thrive and serve as a resource for Jewish lifelong education, meaningful and innovative worship opportunities, social action efforts and a place to be surrounded by friends and people who care about you. The generosity of our members makes it possible for Beth El to provide these opportunities for all who seek them, regardless of their ability to pay.
There are a number of different ways and occasions to give to Beth El, including:
Appreciated Stock:There can be substantial tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Beth El through a transfer of stock. You'll enjoy 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.
Corporate Gift Matching:Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company's matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Beth El is eligible to be matched.
How to give:Gifts may be made by check, all major credit cards, gifts of stock or corporate matching programs. Some of our members make grants through their donor-advised funds or family foundations.