At Beth El Synagogue, your support matters! Our synagogue community is sustained almost entirely by program fees and charitable gifts. Donations support our efforts to be a warm and welcoming home, a home that binds one to generation another, a home patterned on the rituals and rhythms of Jewish life that bring meaning and beauty to our lives and holiness to our world.
We are proud to share our Yizkor Memorial Room that will live on our website long past these High Holy Days. Because Judaism believes in the immortality of the soul, Yizkor gives each of us the opportunity to reflect on the people who made a difference in our lives and left a mark on our hearts. This Yizkor Memorial Room is a sacred space that invites us to remember and share. It is place where children remember parents, spouses remember soulmates, and parents remember children – a place where we remember siblings, grandparents, relatives and friends. And it is portal from which we share their picture, their lessons, their story, with family and community.
There is a longstanding Jewish tradition to give tzedakah on Yizkor and Yahrziet days. By making a tribute in memory of our loved ones, we affirm their values, we continue their lives. We bring goodness to the world as we say, “ziknronam livrakha,”their memory is a blessing.
In addition to your Yizkor tribute, as we enter a New Year, we ask that you consider a gift to sustain your Beth El home. We invite you to join our community of givers. Gifts of all amounts are appreciated!
Yom Kippur Food Drive
Beth El is proud to partner once again with the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) for our High Holy Day Food Drive. With a large increase of those experiencing food insecurity, the current need is critical.
Our Food Drive looks a bit different this year. Due to construction at their facility, STEP is unable to process our normal truck load of donations. We will NOT be collecting donations on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur. Please consider making a monetary donation to support STEP and make a real difference in our community.
Did you know that it costs STEP $180 to feed a family of 4 per month? And the need is now greater than ever!