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Hineini Annual Giving Drive


When God calls out to Abraham in Genesis 22:1, Abraham responds, "Hineini." The great medieval sage Rashi comments that Hineini is an expression of readiness. It is as if Abraham declares: "I am ready to do Your will, O God. I am prepared to do the work."

As we begin our annual fundraising drive, may we each answer the call: the call to better our community, to financially support our amazing programs, and to contribute our resources to further our BJC mission. Through your generosity, we will continue to offer welcoming, accessible, meaningful, and uplifting Judaism through our many educational, musical, cultural, and spiritual experiences.

There are many ways to heed this call: through acts of social action and justice, through regular participation, through leadership—and by financial contributions of any level. Synagogue support, fees, and grants do not cover all the amazing work we do here at BJC, and so I hope you will join us in opening your hands and giving generously.

Thank you for your contribution this year and for joining me in proudly declaring, "Hineini."


  • Sustain Programming: Your donations enable us to host a wide range of events and programs that cater to the needs and interests of our diverse congregation. From Shabbat and holiday services to community outreach, religious school, and social gatherings, your support ensures that we can offer enriching experiences for everyone.
  • Provide Financial Aid: We believe that no one should be denied the opportunity to participate in our synagogue, religious school, or other vital programs due to financial constraints. Your donations allow us to provide financial assistance to families in need, ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in their faith and heritage.
  • Operating Costs: Our dedicated Rabbi, educators, and administrative team work tirelessly to serve the needs of our congregation. Your donations enable us to compensate them fairly for their vital contributions to our community. In addition, your donations ensure our gathering space within 6601 Bradley Blvd.


Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC) is a 501(c)(3), which means your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

L’Dor V’Dor:  $15,000 and above

Eternal Light Supporter:  $5000 to $14,999

Rabbi’s Circle:  $1000- $4999

Torah Guardian:  $361-$999

Sustaining Donor:  $18-$360

  • We are pleased to accept checks sent directly to the office or members can donate through the Member Portal on the website. Nonmembers are welcome to make a donation by credit card, or by sending a donation to our office.
  • Give Appreciated Stock. Consider transferring stocks to BJC for a tax-deductible contribution that will support our Jewish community and BJC programs. Check with the office for details.
  • Direct an IRA Withdrawal to BJC. If you are age 72 + and have an IRA with a mandatory minimum withdrawal, consider supporting BJC’s programs with a charitable gift from your IRA. There may be added benefits to giving through an IRA.
  • Write BJC into your Will/Estate Plan. After you’ve taken care of your family and friends, naming BJC and other charitable organizations in your will is a true mitzvah —a lasting gift expressing your commitment to Jewish life, Jewish values, and to the future of BJC
  • To Donate Now Online, Click Here.
  • To Make a Pledge, or Talk about Your Goals for Giving, please contact the BJC Director, Geryl Baer, here.
  • Thank You! It takes all of us to keep BJC the amazing spiritual space that we love. We appreciate all of your support!



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