B’nai Israel offers many opportunities for donors to purchase plaques in celebration of lifecycle events or to memorialize their loved ones. A Simcha plaque on our Builder’s Wall or our Simcha board is intended to commemorate a happy event, such as a birth, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, or an anniversary. Donors often purchase a Simcha plaque in advance so that it can be installed just prior to the event. A bronze yahrzeit plaque in the Shirley and Stanley Hayman Chapel, or a plexiglass plaque in the Chaim M. Uberman Memorial Alcove, are memorials to a deceased loved one. Donors typically wait until a year after the bereavement to make this purchase. Dedication of yahrzeit and memorial plaques takes place during a Yizkor service of the donor’s choosing following the installation of the plaque. Yahrzeit plaque donors receive yearly notification of the anniversary and a memorial light is lit next to the plaque throughout the month of the yahrzeit.
Please contact Allison Karasik (240-221-2507), to discuss your plans for a memorial or dedication plaque at B’nai Israel. We look forward to hearing from you.
“Over the past many years we have purchased bricks on the Builder’s Wall to celebrate the b’nai mitzvot of our children, followed by their weddings, and more recently the b’nai mitzvot of our grandchildren. All of us enjoy the great memories of these events when we see the “bricks” in the synagogue where all the events took place. We have also purchased plaques in the Uberman Memorial Alcove to memorialize our loved ones. With these plaques, needless to say, we are proud to have helped B’nai Israel remain the vibrant and caring synagogue we all know and love.”
– Elaine and David G.
An ideal spot to commemorate your family's many simchas. Each brass plate holds treasured memories of your lifecycle events.
Cast bronze plaques contain the deceased’s English and Hebrew names, and year of birth and death, are located in the comforting setting of our Shirley and Stanley Hayman Chapel.
Beautiful modern plaques in the Chaim M. Uberman Memorial Alcove offer donors the opportunity to memorialize their loved ones in a detailed and personalized format.
Families can commemorate a birth, a bar or bat mitzvah, a wedding, or a special anniversary by dedicating a ‘brick’ on our Builder’s Wall. Your simcha becomes a permanent part of this beautiful sculpture.
Establishing an endowment fund at B’nai Israel creates a legacy of support for Judaism for our children, grandchildren and future generations. An engraved brass plate recognizes your generosity and foresight.
In the spirit of tzedakah, the Annual Giving—Hineini Society Campaign is an opportunity for every member of B’nai Israel to provide a contribution that is allocated to this year’s current operating costs.