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Yad B’ Yad, Hebrew for “Hand in Hand,” is an apt name for this effort that brings members together to sustain our community. WHC’s membership revenues and fees support only 50% of our annual operating costs, and Yad B’Yad helps bridge that gap.
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Endowment funds are a collection of different principal contributions from committed families and charitable foundations that are an essential means of annual support for our community’s sacred operations. When you establish an endowment fund, you make a gift that will last in perpetuity.
You can leave a lasting legacy at Washington Hebrew Congregation by including the Temple in your estate plans through a bequest, charitable trust, life insurance policy, or another appropriate vehicle. Become a member of the 1852 Legacy Society.
Special events, such as speakers, classes, concerts, and programs, provide opportunities for you to share your good name and let the community know that you care about Washington Hebrew Congregation and believe that a strong Temple benefits everyone.
Sustaining Members contribute more than standard annual membership fees to ensure Washington Hebrew’s ongoing strength and resiliency and keep membership affordable to all. Both an act of tzedakah and a reflection of faith in our shared Jewish future, Sustaining Membership provides the synagogue with a dependable base of revenue used to sustain the programs, education, worship, clergy services and pastoral care upon which our community relies.
Donations made in honor, memory, or appreciation of your family, friends, or colleagues are always welcome. We send a lovely notecard to notify the honoree and recognize your contribution in our monthly magazine, the WHC Journal. You can choose if your contribution should be used for our greatest needs, designated for one of our programs, or a gift to one of our endowment funds.
Make Your Gift
When you shop on Amazon by clicking through our WHC Mitzvah Mall link, each purchase helps support our youth social justice programs – at no additional cost to you! Look for the links throughout our site for items like books for our Jewish Book Council author events and click on those links to make your purchase. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Gifts from Donor Advised Funds, appreciated stocks, bonds, other tangible assets, credit card payments, online donations, or even a check are the easiest and most direct forms of philanthropy. You can also set up monthly recurring donations for any amount.
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