If you have ever shopped at Macy’s or Safeway’s, then you can help your synagogue raise money. If you have ever shopped on line at anything from Amazon.com to Target.com, and so many other well known vendors, then you can help your synagogue raise money. All these avenues plus more are easy ways to help Temple Beth Hillel fundraise without costing you more money out of pocket. How you ask?
1. Sign up for www.escript.com This site asks you to register your Safeway club card (the card Safeways gives you to receive discounts off their items) and/or your Macy’s credit card. Every time you shop at Safeways using your club card or Macy’s, a percentage of your bill will be donated to TBH. When you sign up at escript put TBH’s group ID number ins (157978934)
2. Join www.onecause.com There is no charge to join this site. Whenever you want to shop on line, rather than go to the website of your choice directly, sign into onecause.com and then click the site you want to shop on. A percentage of your bill will be donated to TBH (Make sure when you join, you indicate TBH Richmond) as your organization of choice. You will also get coupons for discount shopping.
3. Need a Bnai Mitzvah gift? Wedding, birthday, graduation gift? Or just something special for yourself? Check out our new gift shop at TBH. We will periodically update the items with new and beautiful items. If you don’t see what you want, you can go directly to our vendor www.neshomanetwork.com to shop. Make sure you state that your organization of choice is TBH and a percentage of your sales will be donated to the Temple.
Help support Temple Beth Hillel! If you have any questions, please contact Betty at (510) 528-2263
As the economy weakens the demand for food assistance from the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry continues to increase. We have been doing a great job raising food to help our neighbors, but we need to keep it up. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, and continues to contribute food to the neediest in our community. Breakfast cereal and peanut butter are still in highest demand. Let us all continue to make sure that no one in our community goes hungry because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families.
When you come to synagogue, for religious school, to celebrate Shabbat or for an educational or social program, please bring some breakfast cereal or peanut butter. Let’s continue to share what we have by filling the red barrels in our lobby to overflowing to feed the hungry.
The Food Pantry also needs money to buy meat and poultry, which we cannot donate, because of health laws. If you would like to make a donation please leave it with Arlene in the Temple office. Make your checks payable to the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry.
Our synagogue’s caring community is here to help you and your family in times of need.
In support of those sick, injured or homebound we can keep in touch by phone, computer or in person; provide meals; help with some transportation needs; provide respite or childcare, run errands and possibly provide assistance with negotiations with assorted agencies.
For those who have lost a loved one and are grieving, we can help organize the Meal of Condolence after a burial and provide transportation to the funeral or cemetery; provide food and people for Shiva; help with meals, errands, respite or childcare as needed after Shiva; provide a person to stay in regular contact with the family for 6-12 months as needed. We can provide transportation connections to services and other synagogue events, as well as possible other locations.
To activate us for your family or for someone you know in the congregation call Marilyn Hertzberg (see TBH Roster for contact information).
Temple Beth Hillel, located just off Hilltop Drive at I-80 in Richmond, California is an intimate, warm and wonderful congregation of Jewish families from West Contra Costa County and beyond. Being small (approx. 100 families) fosters familiarity among members and a special sense of belonging – a sense often missing at larger congregations.
Founded in 1946, Temple Beth Hillel offers a place for celebration of Shabbat (twice a month or more), the Holidays and Festivals (including a Hanukkah Latke Party, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Purim Carnival, Congregational Passover Seder) and other celebrations.
The Temple has a thriving Religious School (grades pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah year) and an affiliation with Midrasha in Berkeley for high school students.
For adults, Rabbi Dean Kertesz is leading a Kollel for adults to study a wide range of Jewish topics.
Join us for a Shabbat Service – come to a Family Potluck (1st Shabbat evening of the month) – celebrate the High Holidays – experience Temple Beth Hillel and joins us in building our community, the community of Jewish families of West Contra Costa and beyond.
If you’re new to the San Francisco Bay area and are looking for a reform synagogue to join in the East Bay, Temple Beth Hillel welcomes you!