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Here’s how to donate:

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

Make your donation check out to Beth Shalom, with “Tzedakah Initiative” clearly indicated on the memo line of the check and mail to the Beth Shalom office: 3750 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.


Pay by credit card by clicking on the Donate button below. If you pay by credit card, and would like to do so in honor or memory of someone, please contact the office with that information. 


Tzedakah 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