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"Deeds of loving-kindness are superior to charity ... Charity can be accomplished only with money; deeds of loving-kindness can be accomplished through personal involvement as well as with money."
--Talmud, Tractate Sukkah 49b

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Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy
Typhoon Haiyan Relief


In partnership with AJWS, the Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy community is collecting funds to provide relief aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. One of the most powerful typhoons to hit land in recorded history has left thousands dead in the Philippines and many more homeless and desperate. Those who remain must now face the devastation the storm has wrought on their homes and entire towns. They are struggling just to find the drinking water and food they need to survive. 


We have chosen to partner with AJWS because of their unique grassroots response to disasters. AJWS supports recovery efforts focused on protecting human rights, because they are at a greater risk of being violated in the wake of disasters. They aim to provide relief funds to local grassroots organizations, because they know their communities, the challenges they face and what they critically need to recover from a disaster. 


  • Help families pay a month's rent
  • Help pay someone's utility bill so their lights/water/power are not turned off
  • Help a family purchase groceries so they do not have to go hungry
  • Contribute to Temple Beth Am programming
  • Make a tribute in honor of a loved one
Click here to learn about giving opportunities here at Temple Beth Am including the Bill Strick Memorial Helping Hand Fund which is used to help members in need and has been used in ways listed above. All dispersements from this fund are confidential.  The Rabbis and Executive Director make decisions on the use of these funds. To specify a fund, check the box "I would like to designate my donation to a specific fund or department," then select your fund of choice. 

Temple Beth Am 1039 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, California  Tel: 310-652-7353 Fax: 310-652-2384

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