Ways to Give

General Funds

Your generous gifts to Beth Emet enhance the ways we experience our Jewish lives and make a difference in the quality of our programs and services.

Gifts to Beth Emet are also a wonderful way to celebrate friends and family on birthdays, anniversaries, and life cycle moments, as well as a meaningful way to honor the memory of loved ones.

To donate, you can do so through the “Donate” link below, through MyBethEmet (the member portal), or send a donation to the Beth Emet office. Let us know if you wish for us to send a donation acknowledgment.

  • Adult Education Fund – to support Beth Emet’s robust adult education program.
  • Afghan Refugee Support Fund
  • Rabbi Peter and Elaine Knobel Soup Kitchen at Beth Emet Fund – to provide funds for feeding the hungry at Beth Emet on Wednesday evenings
  • Happy Day Fund – to celebrate a Simcha (happy occasion) and/or to honor a member of the community
  • Kahal Shabbat – to support the weekly Shabbat morning service
  • Memorial / Yahrzeit Fund – in memory of a recent loss or in observance of a yahrzeit
  • Shabbat Connections / Ozerim – provides Shabbat dinner and Shiva Minyan leaders for members of the community
  • Speedy Recovery Fund – to support Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
  • Tzedakah Fund – to support causes, organizations, and projects that promote justice, equality, and social well-being.
  • Rabbi Andrea London Discretionary Fund
  • Cantor Natalie Young Discretionary Fund
  • Executive Director Discretionary Fund
  • Director of Lifelong Learning Discretionary Fund
  • Director of Congregational Engagement Discretionary Fund

Mitzvah Appeal

Beth Emet’s annual Mitzvah Appeal campaign puts the “fun” in fundraising with a series of events that not only bring the community together but provide significant funds that support our annual operations.

From a Sunday brunch with U.S. Representative (and Beth Emet member) Jan Schakowsky to whiskey tasting to music-filled events, this has become an important part of our programming year. No gift is too small or too large, and all are significant ways to support our community.

Dor L’Dor, Generation to Generation

We all make decisions during our life that reflect our values and making a legacy gift by including Beth Emet in your estate plan is a powerful way to put your values into action beyond your lifetime and ensures that Beth Emet will continue to be a cornerstone of the Jewish community for generations to come.

For more information on how to include Beth Emet in your estate planning, contact Jody Litwack.

How to Give

Donate now online, by phone, or by mail.

Make a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one in a time of celebration or sorrow or to mark a milestone.

Donations are also a meaningful way to say thank you for support or blessings, or to simply offer thanks.

Donate Now

Additional Ways to Donate

There are many ways to support Beth Emet and make an impact on our stability and future. 

Donate on MyBethEmet

Donate online through MyBethEmet (our community portal). Whether you are a member or new to our community, everyone can make a donation.

Members: for login information, please contact the office.

Donate by Phone

Donating by phone is fast and comes with a friendly phone call! Call 847-869-4230 ext. 0

Donate by Mail

Donating by mail is easy! Let us know how you wish to direct your donation and whether we should send an acknowledgment. You can send a check to:

Beth Emet — The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202

Donate Stock

Donate appreciated stock. Contact Bekki Kaplan for routing information.


Contact Finance Manager Debbie Gilbert at 847-869-4230 ext. 302 or email her.