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Here’s how to donate:

1)    Download the Tzedakah Initiative Donation Form by clicking here,and complete all relevant sections of the form.

2)    Make your donation check out to Beth Shalom, with “Tzedakah Initiative” clearly indicated on the memo line of the check. 

3)    Mail or deliver both the completed Donation Form and the check to the Beth Shalom office: 3750 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.

We no longer have the ability to accept donations by credit card. 

Tzedekah Initiative

The mission of the Tzedakah Initiative is to raise money for Tzedakah (charity) from Beth Shalom members and friends.  Donations are “bundled” and once a year awarded to one or more local not-for-profit organizations that have had a positive and supportive influence on people in need here in Bloomington.  Some money is held in reserve so that we can quickly respond to local community emergencies.  

The suggested annual donation amount is $72 per person.  You may give more or less; any donation makes you a member.  The gifting period for the Initiative is January 1st through December 31st of each year. 

At the end of the year, there will be a gala/meeting to which all members of the Tzedakah Initiative will be invited.  Before then, the members of the Steering Committee will vet local not-for-profits and select several which they think might be deserving of receiving the Tzedakah funds.  Each group’s mission and effectiveness in the community will be presented to members at the gala/meeting, and the members will vote for the organization(s) they wish to receive our gift. 

Questions? Please contact the office of Beth Shalom, or a member of the Tzedakah Initiative Steering Committee:

Paula Gordon 

Stephen Pock

Julie Bloom

Roberta Sherman

Gary Silver