Mitzvah Appeal

Support This Year's Mitzvah Appeal Campaign

Pledge Today and Sign Up for Sunday’s Event

Final Phase of the Mitzvah Appeal! New Matching Challenge!

Our goal for the Mitzvah Appeal is $280,000 and we are 75% of the way there. We need everyone to participate so we can be successful together! To ensure that we get there, a group of very generous past lay leaders have stepped up to create an incentive pool that will match dollar for dollar any increase over last year’s donation, this year’s donation, or any new gift. For those who have yet to pledge, you can find the link below. For those who have already pledged, we both thank you and ask for you to consider increasing your pledge which will be matched. We are counting on you…your support matters.

The Annual Mitzvah Appeal is the primary fundraising effort of voluntary giving and provides the single greatest source of non-membership income necessary to ensure the financial health of our community. Our goal is to exceed $280,000 and it is through your generosity (no gift is too big or too small) that we are able to achieve our missions of spiritual fulfillment, cultural enrichment, exceptional educational programming, and transformation in the way we experience Jewish life.

We are asking for your support for the Mitzvah Appeal Campaign

RSVP/Pledge Today               Up Your Game – Make the Match!

To those who gave last year, thank you. Your generous donation again this year is essential to making our Mitzvah Appeal a success. To those who have not previously participated in the Mitzvah Appeal, your valuable donation this year in any amount is your opportunity to make a significant difference in your life of your community, our community.


List of Current Donors

In recognition of your pledge, we invite you to attend our next event:

D.C. 2023 Spotlight: Brunch with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky

Sunday, January 29 at 9:45 am

In-Person at Beth Emet and Virtual
Suggested Minimum Pledge: $36 per person

With a change in the House leadership, there will be much to discuss with the newly convened 118th U.S. Congress. Discussion will be moderated by Peter Slevin, Northwestern University Journalism Professor, former Chicago Bureau Chief of the Washington Post and author of Michele Obama-A Life. Brunch will be served in-person or grab your favorite breakfast food and cozy up to the Zoom screen.

RSVP and Pledge Here

State of the World Got Your Goat?

Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 pm

We truly rose above it with a very successful Mitzvah Appeal event this past Saturday. With more than 55 in attendance, all had great food, fun music to dance to, and heard inspiring words by Marc Hilton and Judy Aronson as they shared why Beth Emet is so important to generations of their family. You can read it here.

Thank you to all who attended and supported this year’s campaign, to the wonderful planning committee (Paul Isaacson, Elaine Lev, Michael Orenstein, Michelle Oxman, Marti Netler, and Bekki Kaplan), and a special thank you to Lee Weintraub for hosting such a wonderful evening.


You can easily donate and sign up for an event online or through the links included in EmetMail. You may also send your donation directly to the Beth Emet office. As a reminder, we are requesting your pledge now, and you may pay any time before April 2023.

If you have questions, contact Bekki Kaplan via email or call 847-869-4230