Congregation Beth El has many gift opportunities to help you to commemorate your personal and family milestones:
Tree of Life - You can honor a birthday, anniversary, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or any other happy occasion with an engraved leaf on our tree of life for $180.00. We also have Rocks under the Tree of Life, which are larger and cost $750.00.
Donation Cards - We can mail speedy recovery, in memory, or happy occasion cards to anyone that you want to honor, saving you the time of going to the store to purchase cards. The recipient will be doubly happy to receive the card and to be honored with a donation. There are two different cards - a beautiful Menorah card ($7.00) and a colorful picture of three of our Torot ($18.00). You can also designate the fund that benefits from your gift:
There are also opportunities to have a bookplate placed on the back of the front cover of a Siddur (Prayer Book), Chumash (Bible) or Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book) - any time someone opens the book, they will learn of your donation:
Siddur - $36.00
Yahrzeit Plaques - Among the customs to help us deal with loss and bereavement is the commemoration of our dearly departed on a Yahrzeit Plaque. These plaques, which are affixed to a special memorial board in our Chapel, are an expression of our love and devotion. The plaque will be mounted on our Yahrzeit Board in perpetuity. Each year you will receive a notice of the date of the yahrzeit, the yahrzeit will be announced during Shabbat services and the plaque will be lit in memory of your loved one for a full month. The cost is $750 for members and $900 for non-members.
Cemetery Plots - Congregation Beth El owns cemetery plots at King David Memorial Park in Bensalem which can be purchased for $1,200.00 each. Privately purchased plots at King David cost over $1,400. Your original purchase price is refundable if your burial plans change.