Capital Campaign

The campaign will make possible major renovations to our historic, nearly 100-year-old building and the construction of an 8,700 square-foot addition and provide significant endowment funds.

Beth Am has received pledges that exceed $11 million.  With your help, we will meet and exceed our goal. The Campaign for Beth Am continues so we can achieve all three of its aspirations: quasi-endowment of $3 million to support outstanding clergy and meaningful programming, essential renovations to the historic Sperry building, and a small addition to meet the current and future demands of our growing and vibrant community.

Learn more:  Read the Case for Support, explore the CC Renderings — Upper Level and Lower Level, review the donor Honor Roll, revised December 2019, and the architect’s presentation here.

To discuss your gift to The Campaign for Beth Am, contact Rachel Weitzner,, or call 410-523-2446, and she will schedule a meeting for you with a member of the Campaign Cabinet or Campaign Executive Committee.

Campaign Leadership 

Campaign Executive Committee

Co-Chairs: Lainy LeBow-Sachs · Cy Smith

Julie Gottlieb, Hillary Jacobs, Scott Zeger, Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg, David Rothenberg, Ilene Busch-Vishniac

Campaign Cabinet

Cabinet Co-Chairs: Betsy Hess · George Hess · Sol Snyder

Emile Bendit, Connie Caplan, Bailey Fine, Ricky Fine, Bob Hillman, Jim Jacobs, Risa Jampel, Nancy Kohn-Rabin, Barbara Kornblatt, Hersch Langenthal, Judy Langenthal, Monica Mix, Liz Moser, Cindy Paradies, Ashley Pressman, Lynn Sassin, Aaron Zelinsky

Building Task Force

The Beth Am Building Task Force is responsible for representing Beth Am in the design and construction process for a building addition and renovations. The Task Force reports to the Board of Trustees.

The task force is charged with:

  • Interviews and recommends to the Board a contractor and an owner’s representative
  • Works with the architect, contractor, and owner’s representative to see that the interests of Beth Am are represented;
  • Engages with congregants during the design and construction process;
  • Makes a recommendation to the Board regarding final designs;
  • Makes recommendations to the Board regarding any significant adjustments to project scope, schedule, or budget.

Building Task Force Members

Chair: Ed Hord

Vice-Chair: Jonathan Fishman

Lisa Akchin, Ilene Busch-Vishniac, Stanley Fine, Michael Glick, Julie Gottlieb, Chickie Grayson,  Margaret Himmelfarb, Jill Levin, David Paulson, Jodi Segal, Karen Sugar, Bonnie Stainman, Ivan Stern, Bob Wittenstein, Marty Yaker.