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End of year annual appeal 2017

Our Annual Appeal has begun! With your help, we can raise our goal of at least $50,000! Click here for more information from one of our members about why giving to BST is so important and why every gift matters, regardless of size. We value the many contributions of our congregation, through time, talents, and generosity! 


If you want to donate, you can do so directly through the Donate button below, or by downloading the form, filling it out, and returning it with your contribution! Thank you for your time, efforts, and faith in BST! We appreciate all our donors!


Annual Appeal Donor List 2017

Laura Rosenthal

Robert Sargeant & Maeve Sell

Adam & Rhonda Fried

Daniel Hirsch

Mindy & Brian Eastlake

The Holmes & Norrod Family

Isaac & Cheryl Rabbani

Ella Wolford

Laraine & Gerald Whitcomb

The Merker Family

Pia & David Borsheim

The Contreras Family

Charles & Connie Block

Herbert & Janet Langer

Louis & Marjorie Berman

If you do not see your name listed above, please contact the office (540-373-4834).

Checks must be dated and postmarked by December 31st.

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Donating through Gift Cards & Amazon Smile

There are 2 ways to support BST and take care of all your shopping needs at the same time: buy gift cards from Ellen Grady & use Amazon Smile. Through both, BST receives a percentage of the sale. Ex: right now BST earns more than 10% on purchases of gift cards for Old Navy, LL Bean, or Hyatt Hotels & 4% from retailers like Giant or Southwest Airlines. What a great way to support BST & take care of your shopping needs at the same time! Contact Ellen at To use Amazon Smile, click here & you’ll be ready to donate to Beth Sholom Temple of Fredericksburg, Virginia!

from the vp of finance

We are looking for people to help us develop creative ways to address some of our Temple’s financial challenges.  In particular, we need members of our congregation for two committees: Finance and Fundraising.  You can find more details about these committees and their goals by clicking on the committee name.  If you are willing and able to step-up, or have some questions before you commit, please contact Sid Snitkin, the VP of Finance at


Help support BST by making a monetary donation.  Your donations help us provide for all of our Jewish programming, educational opportunities for adults and children, and facility maintenance.   

You may specify a donation to one of the following funds:

  • The Chessed (Loving Kindness) Fund provides support to members of the community who are in need
  • The Educational Fund helps support the Religious and Hebrew School.
  • The Rabbinic Fund builds financial support for full-time rabbinic leadership. 
  • The Memorial Fund receives contributions in memory or in honor of someone.
  • The Rabbi's Discretionary Fund.
  • The General Fund supports the daily operations of Beth Sholom Temple. 

Contact Ellen Grady, Treasurer, for more information on these funds or other ways to make a donation.  She can be contacted at or call 540-373-4834.​   

When making your donations, please send all monies directly to: BSTVA, P.O. Box 145, Montvale, NJ 07645

Remember BST when celebrating

simchas and in your estate planning!  

Gift Cards


BST sells gift cards to support temple activities and programming. Every card purchased provides BST with a rebate. These rebates range from 1% to more than 10% depending on the card. Cards are available from a long list of retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and more!  For example, you can purchase gift cards for Target, Giant, Dunkin Donuts, Macy's, Olive Garden -- just to name a few. View the complete list at

Gift cards can be purchased in several ways:

  • purchase or order cards at Bagel Bar on Sunday mornings between September and May
  • contact Ellen Grady at 540-370-4397 or at
  • enroll at to do online ordering from your home computer or mobile phone

We can raise a substantial amount of money from the sale of cards with BST members purchases cards for all their regular purchases.  For example, if 10 members  buy one  $100 gift card for Giant Grocery Stores (5% rebate) every month for a year, BST would earn $600.

Imagine how much we can earn if we all purchased gift cards regularly!

Shop with Amazon smile To support Bst

The Temple is a registered associate with Amazon Smile.  By shopping through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a small portion of the sale to the Temple.  

Its simple to do!

  • Visit Amazon Smile, accessible through the link below.
  • Choose "Beth Sholom Temple Of Fredericksburg Virginia" as your charity. 
  • Log into your regular Amazon account and shop away! 


Shop with Amazon Smile!

VOLUNTEER opportunities AT BST


Beth Sholom is an amazing community that thrives upon the good will of its

volunteers.  There are many ways to become involved; choose one or more that

appeals to you!  See all the volunteer opportunities on the Committees page.  

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