Our Home – Our Future

A Capital and Endowment Campaign for Congregation Beth Ahm

 …My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.  – Isaiah 56:7

Our Home….

Congregation Beth Abraham had its beginnings in a private home in the late 1800’s. A home is the place where generations join with one another to learn, to welcome others, to engage in Jewish ritual and prayer. This identity as been a part of our heritage since the very beginning and continues to this day. Two mergers in the 1970’s — first with Congregation Beth Hillel and then Congregation Beth Moses – reflect our synagogue’s commitment to being a house of prayer for all people. From those early days until now, this is what it means to belong to Congregation Beth Ahm.  We are proud to be a congregation known for our warmth and welcoming spirit, for being a haven and a home.

….Our Future

Beth Ahm will continue its legacy of being a “people place”: a congregation where children, their parents and their extended families have a spiritual home. We embrace the Jewish singles in our midst and are grateful for the active presence of senior members.

Every home needs to be provided for. It merits regular maintenance of the building and the educational and religious programs that come alive within its walls every week.

We have embarked upon a Campaign that will ensure continued service to our members and to future generations.  This service is being realized through strengthened programming, the completion of necessary repairs and desired renovations, and the elimination of the Congregation’s debt.

To fulfill this mission, we will need your support and that of every member of our synagogue family. We will count on your donations large and small, your pledges of support now and in the months to come. Together we will strengthen our home and our future, perpetuating the dream born so long ago.

The successful completion of the Our Home – Our Future Campaign will strengthen our synagogue today and in the years to come. Through worship, assembly and study, a synagogue becomes a home. So it has been with Congregation Beth Ahm since 1892 and with your generous and righteous giving, so it will continue to be.

How You Can Participate

Since the destruction of the Holy Temple, we have understood that Judaism, if it is to survive, must be kept alive in the home. We are blessed in this country to be able to perpetuate Judaism within our own homes and within the home that is our synagogue.

By contributing  to Our Home – Our Future you will help Beth Ahm sustain current programs and worship services while designing new initiatives to meet future needs.

We will work closely with you to identify a gift that is meaningful to you and meets the needs of the synagogue.  There are many opportunities to make a meaningful difference in synagogue life, including:  capital opportunities, family and youth programs, special services for those in need, scholarships, continuing education, senior services, and many more.

To learn more about how you can help ensure the future of Beth Ahm, please contact Beth Ahm’s Executive Director, David Goodman, at 248-851-6880 or dgoodman@cbahm.org.

What Your Support Will Mean

Your generous giving will help support Beth Ahm for generations to come.  It is truly an investment in the future of Jewish life, assuring the continuity of religious services, education, social interaction, community outreach and many other valuable programs.  With your generosity, our longstanding legacy will live on.

Our Donors

We are grateful to all of our donors (as of November 1, 2013) who have committed to sustaining our home and our future.  Your generosity has resulted in over $2.7 million in pledges.  To learn more about how you can help ensure the future of Beth Ahm, please contact Beth Ahm’s Executive Director, David Goodman, at 248-851-6880 or dgoodman@cbahm.org.

Promoters of Togetherness ($500,000 – $999,999)
Beth Abraham Cemetery Association

Teachers of Torah ($250,000 – $499,999)
Irving and Barbara Nusbaum
The Shapiro Family
The Tamaroff Family
Drs. Doug and Margo Woll

Ascenders to Holiness ($100,000 – $249,000)
Drs. Harris and Phoebe Mainster

Performers of Mitzvot ($18,000 – $99,999)
Maxine Berman
Sid and Linda Blackman
Al and Lillian Bricker
Amy and Adam Brode
Maurice and Doris Chandler
Dennis and Sandra Dembs
Staci and Fabio Giske
Rich and Jody Grossman
Michael Kahan and Shira Kahan
The Klein Family
Beth and Ronn Nadis
Rob and Lori Nusbaum
Steve and Evelyn Rosen
Dr. Hershel and Dorothy Sandberg
Terri, Todd, and Paige Stearn
Dr. Noah, Illana, Henry, Leo, & Isaac Stern
Dr. Marc Terebelo and Family
Judy and George (z’l) Vine

Additional Our Home – Our Future donors
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Beth Ahm Men’s Club
Beth Ahm Senior’s Group
Beth Ahm Sisterhood
Barbara Cohen
Martin and Debra Darvick
Dr. Aaron and Jennifer Ellenbogen
Leonard and Dolores Farber
Manny and Sandra Glazier
David and Annise Goodman
Helen and Sy Indianer
Jeff and Tammy Kahan
Terry and David Kahan
Manny and Nancy Kalef
Steven Kalt
Kawer and Wolf families
Chuck and Jane Kessler
Debi and Steven King
Kosin Family Foundation
Lois and Mark Langberg
Phyllis Levine
Dr. Rene and Cathy Lichtman
Howard Lupovitch and Marni Foster
Marsha and Jerry (z’l) Lynn
Elayne and Barry Moss
Jeremy Moss
Gail and Jerry Offen
Dr. Morry and Margi Opperer
Afia Pokuaah
Steve and Jennifer Ribiat
Marilyn and Michael Rice
Dr. Risha Ring
Dr. Ed and Millie Rosenbaum
Rabbi Steven and Robin Rubenstein
Al and Diane Sasson
Julius Schulman (z’l)
Sharona Shapiro and David Lerner
Alesa and Jeff Silver
Isadore (z’l) and Evelyn Silverman (z’l)
Drs. Bruce Skolnik and Michele Freind
Arthur and Dotty Smith
Jerry and Marilyn Soble
Mitchel Soble
Marc and Susan Soble
Sanford Stacey
Len and Anna Stein
Rita (z’l) and Lawrence Terebelo (z’l)
Cherie Warsaw
Roberta Weisswasser
Rochelle and Jerry Zabel
Etta Zivian
Tim and Sara Zivian Zwickl