Annual Appeal

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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.


    • Meet established Annual Appeal fundraising goal of $145K
    • Continue to increase participation by congregants

Meet Our 5778 (2017-18) Annual Appeal Co-Chairs

Glen and Bonnie Silas have had a spiritual home in CBE since 2002 when their oldest daughter joined BEECC. In the 15 years that have followed they have not only enjoyed watching their children grow, but CBE as well. CBE has acquired land and burned a mortgage in that time, both amazing feats for such a young congregation. They have seen the passing of the torch from one beloved Rabbi to another, and CBE's religious school continues to provide an outstanding Jewish education for future generations. Bonnie and Glen look forward to working with last year's appeal chairs, Michael Cohen and Rebecca Fleischer, to make this another successful campaign. If you have any questions about the appeal, its goal or even its function, Glen and Bonnie would love to speak with you.

Why Donate?

Annual Appeal donations allow the synagogue to provide necessary services to the community while allowing dues to remain at a reasonable level. Annual Appeal Chairs, Glen and Bonnie (in absentia) shared the importance of this effort for CBE and in their own lives at Yom Kippur. 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, and it's easy to do!

  1. Going green?​

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

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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.)


**If you are a member of CBE but do not have your CBEonline Access login or have questions about donating online, please contact the office (703)860-4515 ext 101 or [email protected] for assistance.