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"BHC is a vibrant, caring community that warmly welcomes, embraces and engages..."

- Martha Weiman
President

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If you're a BHC member and would like to donate online with your Visa or Mastercard, click here.

BHC has many active Temple funds that support our mission—the survival of Judaism and Jewish Education. Congregants' generosity is shown through gifts to remember joyous occasions or loved ones in times of sorrow or illness. 

  • Annual Giving
  • Planned Giving - L'Dor V'Dor Society
  • Offerings
  • Perpetual Memorials
  • Sanctuary Seat Plaques
  • Simcha Tree of Life

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars!

Click here to donate to Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars with your Visa or Mastercard
OR mail a check made payable to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, c/o RHUS, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.

Annual Giving

BHC gains strength from our rich history and traditions of Reform Judaism while offering meaningful, progressive and innovative activities and programs that suit the interests of our members.

Membership dues and program fees support only a portion of the funds needed by BHC to provide pastoral care, religious education and exciting programs to over 1,300 member families. Annual Giving helps to ensure that no one is ever denied membership because of economic difficulty or hardship. Your gift today will ensure that future generations will grow up in a strong community of Jewish tradition and learning.

Your support is critical now. Your gift to Annual Giving is necessary to maintain our facility, sustain dynamic educational programs for children and adults and uphold our commitment to our wonderful, vibrant Congregation. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Planned Giving-L'Dor V'Dor Society

"I did not find the world desolate when I entered it. And as my parents planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me."  Talmud Ta’anit 23a

Be part of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s future with a Legacy gift that will last forever!

As the oldest Jewish Congregation in Maryland, BHC has enjoyed a prominent and influential history for one hundred and eighty-three years, in part because members before us left legacies that enabled us to provide for the spiritual, educational and communal needs of our Congregants.

Join other Congregants who have made lasting commitments through their wills and other permanent gifts for the next generation. 

INFO: Annette Saxon, Director of Development, 410-764-1587, ext. 236, or asaxon@bhcong.org.

Estate Planning

Please remember BHC in your estate plan and help secure our Congregation's future for generations to come.

INFO: Annette Saxon, Director of Development, 410-764-1587, ext. 236, or asaxon@bhcong.org

Everlasting Remembrances Packages

BHC makes it possible to establish memorials for everlasting remembrance. A page in the Book of Memorial, or in combination with a Sanctuary Seat Plaque, may be dedicated as a memorial to your loved one.

If you would like to participate, contact Francie Gill, fgill@bhcong.org, or click here to download a form.

Offerings

Announcement of get well, thanksgiving, special occasion and in memory offerings are listed in the Shabbat Supplement and subsequently printed in the Temple Bulletin. Minimum contribution $15 or prepaid 10 for $100. BHC members may contribute an offering by calling the Temple Office, 410-764-1587, or by e-mailing offerings@bhcong.org. Others may contribute by mailing a check to Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Attention: Contributions, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208.

Be sure to send your offerings in to BHC by Wednesday of each week in order to have them included in the Shabbat Supplement.

Simcha Tree of Life: Inscribe Yourself and Your Family into BHC History

Inscribe yourself and your family into BHC history on the beautiful Tree of Life in the Hoffberger Chapel hallway. You can commemorate a current or past simcha - birth, bris or baby naming, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, graduation, wedding or anniversary - iby purchasing leaves that will be engraved and mounted on the tree. Each leaf costs $180.. Please contact Sally Palmbaum at 410-764-1587, ext. 225, for more information.


DONATION TO FUNDS—MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION OF $25 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED:

$1,100

A page in the Book of Memorial and a Sanctuary Seat Plaque may be dedicated as a memorial to a loved one.  Contact Francine Gill, 410-764-1587, ext. 226.

Alice Hecht Memorial Fund

Sponsors a continuing adult education forum with topics of interest to the Congregation and members of the Sisterhood.

The Anna and Ellis Hyman Scholarship Fund

Scholarships shall be periodically awarded for students in BHC’s E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center on a decision made by BHC's Senior Rabbi in consultation with the Director of the E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center. 

Anne and Harry A. Veditz Preschool Camp Fund

Offers young children an opportunity to begin their camping experience in a warm, nurturing Jewish environment.

The Behrend-Livingston Special Needs Fund

Supports services to sustain and enhance Jewish education for children with special needs at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

Bernice S. Kramer Memorial Fund

Supports an annual Sisterhood program, perpetuating the memory of and reflecting the many interests of Bernice S. Kramer, with maximum access to Sisterhood members.

Boris O'Mansky Youth Leadership Fund

Promotes the development of future leaders in Reform Judaism by sponsoring youth scholarships to national conferences and workshops.

The Cantor Joseph and Sylvia Rosenfeld Multi-Media Fund

Provides enriching specialized Judaic musical materials, such as books, records, tapes, films and discs. Located in the Julius and Doris Myerberg Library, the Rosenfeld Music Fund has been established in honor of Sylvia and Cantor Emeritus Joseph Rosenfeld.

Celia and Samuel Novick Children's Book Fund

Purchases books for children to be used by  BHC Religious School, to be housed in the Julius and Doris Myerberg Library.

Dr. Bennett I. Kemper High Holy Day Memorial Flower Fund

Provides flowers for congregants unable to attend High Holy Day services and flowers for the main Sanctuary bema for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

The Doris and Nathan Patz Educational Excellence in Writing Fund

The Fund shall be used by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation for programming in its Religious School that encourages excellence, imagination, and creativity in writing.

Dorothy and Samuel Epstein Membership Fund

Helps families in need of support to cover membership dues.

Douglas and Hilda Perl Goodwin Music Fund

Supports musical programs at BHC, commissioning and recording of liturgical music, and the purchase of musical equipment.

The E.B. and Allan Hirsh, Jr. Early Childhood Fund

Provides funding for pre-kindergarten educational services of BHC.

The Edward and Sandra H. Raskin Scholarship Fund

The Fund shall be used to support the operation of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregations E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center. 

The Eli and Yetta Miller Scholarship Fund

The Fund shall be used to provide scholarships to cover part or all of the cost of tuition and/or fees of needy students at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Religious School.

The Ellinor O. and Allan T. Hirsh, Sr. Preschool Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship assistance to families with preschool age children.

The Emily Dara Weinstein Educational Fund

The Fund shall be used to support the education of persons of any age at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. 

Estelle & Kayton Moses Mitzvah Day Fund

 Provides funds for an annual Mitzvah Day program.

The George A. Epstein Endowed Fund

The George A. Epstein Endowed Fund shall be used to support the education of persons of any age at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

Getzov Family Educational Fund

Annual draws of the Fund as determined in accordance with BHC's Bylaws shall be used to support the education of persons of any age at BHC. 

Irene Gogel Transportation Fund

Offers transportation to congregants who have no alternative means of attending BHC services and activities, at no charge to congregants.

Judaica Museum Fund

Purchases and maintains symbols and artifacts for the Judaica Museum located in the hallway to the right of the Hoffberger Chapel and in the Hoffberger Gallery hallway.

Leah and Morton Kemper Family Education Enrichment Program

Endows family education programs in the Religious School

The Leonora K. Edlow Preschool Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarship assistance for children attending the E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center.

Library Endowment

This fund requires a minimum donation of $2,000.  These gifts supplement the operating costs of the Julius and Doris Myerberg Library.

Library Gifts

Purchases books and other appropriate materials for the Julius and Doris Myerberg Library.

Lieberman Memorial Lectureship Fund

Funds annual lectures and other programs at the Congregation to memorialize Rabbi Morris Lieberman.

The Lois Rosenfield Caring Fund

Supports programs of the Family Concerns Committee, in consultation with the Rosenfield Family.

The Louise Robinson Millhauser Educational Fund

The Fund shall be used to support the education of persons of any age at BHC.

Mina S. and Arthur Abraham College Fund

Purchases mezzuzot for graduating college seniors and supports other initiatives related to BHC's college-age youth.

Mitchell R. Perlmeter Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for summer camp, with a preference for Reform Jewish camps, at the discretion of the senior rabbi.

Norma and Boris Yaffe Young Adult Fund

Supports programs to strengthen synagogue connection of young adults, 20s and 30s, who were connected to BHC growing up.

Perpetual Memorial - $600

A memorial for everlasting remembrance of a loved one.  A page will be placed in the Book of Memorial in the back of the Sanctuary.  Contact Francine Gill, 410-764-1587, ext. 226, for more information.

Perpetual Memorial in Combination with a Sanctuary Seat Plaque - Prayer Book Gifts - $50 minimum

Purchase copies of Mishkan T’filah or the High Holy Day prayer book, currently Gates of Repentance.  A bookplate will be placed in each book purchased.

Rabbi Morris L. Lieberman Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides an annual memorial scholarship award named for the late Rabbi Morris L. Lieberman to be used to benefit future generations of Jewish leadership and scholarship in Baltimore.

Rex D. Perlmeter Lifelong Learning Fund

Provides Congregants the continuity of educational and spiritual learning.

Sanctuary Seat Endowment Fund - $750 or $1,000

A seat in the Sanctuary may be dedicated to commemorate a special occasion or honor the memory of a loved one.  An endowed seat serves both as a timeless tribute and a source of support for our Congregation. Seats may be endowed on the main floor of the Sanctuary or on the side or balcony. Contact Sally Palmbaum, 410-764-1587, ext. 225, for more information.

Sara and Edward Eliason Scholarship Fund

Funds scholarships for trips to Israel and other student trips of Jewish content.

Selma T. and Joseph Wagner Fund for Worship Enhancement for the Disabled

Enhances worship for members of the congregation with disabilities.

The Simone Z. and Ralph A. Brunn Peace Fund

BHC programs dedicated to fostering healthy and peaceful Jewish and Arab relations.

Sol C. and Sonia Berenholtz Book Fund

Purchases large print and audio books for the use of the Julius and Doris Myerberg Library and for religious books for the use of congregants at services.

Sylvia and Dr. Arthur J. Mandy Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides Jewish camp scholarships for congregational families, in consultation with the senior rabbi.

The Sylvia and Hyman Federman Educational Fund

The Sylvia and Hyman Federman Education Fund shall provide scholarships for students at BHC's E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center.

Torah Commentary Gifts - $75 minimum

Purchase the Union for Reform Judaism’s Torah Commentary for use by congregants at services and study sessions. A bookplate will be placed in each book purchased.

Youth Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships for students in our Religious School to attend special youth programs which promote Jewish identity and knowledge, including trips to Israel and Youth Camps.