With its diversity and innovation, Temple Beth Am is well regarded in the Jewish community as a synagogue that looks ahead to the future. Our Jewish Learning Community engages our youth in meaningful Jewish experiences and Pressman Academy continues to reach new levels of academic achievement as we develop more mensches. Our entire community will utilize technological advances as we roll out a new website and enhance our internal data systems. We will launch new, inventive and forward-thinking engagement opportunities that we hope will resonate with members of all ages, while still continuing to offer successful programs of the past.

Annual Giving

Annual Giving provides the funds necessary to ensure that we exceed the expectations of all members of the community.The funds raised through Annual Giving allow for a multitude of worship and holiday experiences, ensure that we are able to attract, employ and retain exceptional clergy, teachers and staff, maintain and improve our buildings, and invest in the future of Judaism by providing the most up-to-date and progressive materials for all students enrolled in our school and families that participate in our synagogue.

Jeremiah Society

Jeremiah Society is the designation for our major donors.The generosity of Temple Beth Am’s Jeremiah Society is the foundation of annual support for our community. These gifts, beginning at $3,600 above dues and fees, enable our community to provide exceptional educational, cultural and religious programs and services, which strengthen our kehillah and enrich our spirit.Your tzedakah makes a significant difference in keeping our kehillah vibrant and strong, and provides you with valuable benefits and recognition for your support to our community.

For more information about giving levels and benefits, please contact Hilary Hellman, Director of Advancement at

Campus Expansion & Renovation Project

We are in the process of expanding and renovating our campus creating an enduring, modular and radically hospitable prayer space and building a new school building that will provide the educational opportunities to prepare our children for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technology that hasn’t yet been invented, to solve problems that we do not even know are problems. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Planned Giving & Endowment

Leave your legacy at Temple Beth Am and inspire future generations! Planned Giving provides the opportunity for you to help ensure the long-term financial sustainability of Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy. We know that the cost of day school education and also shul membership continue to rise, especially as we continue to provide deep meaningful experiences and attract the highest quality staff. Gifts through your estate plan, life insurance policies and other planned gifts bring us closer to a financially sustainable future.

Memorial Plaques

Honor the memory of a departed loved one by having his or her name inscribed on a plaque in Temple Beth Am’s Hall of Memories.

Tributes, Honors, & Giving in Memory

Tzedakah tradition teaches that when we do good deeds and give tzedakah in honor of or the memory of loved ones, we continue to elevate their souls. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR TRIBUTE

Make a Membership Payment

CLICK HERE to make your membership payment.

Advancement Staff

Hilary Hellman

Titles: Director of Advancement
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 205

Emily St. Lifer

Titles: Advancement Manager
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 225