Annual Giving and Planned Giving


ANNUAL GIVING  |  PLANNED GIVING  |  IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER  |  OFFERINGS  |  PERPETUAL MEMORIALS  |  SANCTUARY SEAT PLAQUES  |  SIMCHA TREE OF LIFE


Donate to BHC. If you are a BHC member, click here. If you are a non-member, click here.

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 represent only a portion of the funds needed by BHC to provide pastoral care, religious education and exciting programs to over 1,200 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

"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 a 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. For options on ways to give click here.

Join other congregants who have made lasting commitments through their wills and other permanent gifts for the next generation. Click here for a list of current L'dor V'dor Society Members and their stories.

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

IRA Charitable Rollover

Donate to BHC through your IRA. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows people age 70½ and older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes. Congress has now made the provision permanent. 

Transfers must come from your IRA directly to BHC. If you have retirement assets in a 401k, 403b etc., you must first roll those funds into an IRA, and then you can direct the IRA provider to transfer the funds from the IRA directly to BHC. 

INFO: contact your retirement plan administrator.

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 is $15 or you can purchase 10 prepaid for $100. BHC members may contribute an offering by calling the Temple Office, 410-764-1587, or e-mailing offerings@baltimorehebrew.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.

Perpetual Memorials

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.

Perpetual Memorial: $700

Perpetual Memorial in Combination with a Sanctuary Seat Plaque: $1100

INFO: Francine Gill, fgill@baltimorehebrew.org or 410-764-1587, ext. 226.

Sanctuary Seat Plaques

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. INFO: Francine Gill, fgill@baltimorehebrew.org or 410-764-1587, ext 226.

Simcha Tree of Life

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 - by purchasing leaves that will be engraved and mounted on the tree. Each leaf costs $180. INFO: Francine Gill, fgill@baltimorehebrew.org or 410-764-1587, ext 226.

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