It is a common Jewish tradition to make a charitable donation both in times of joy and in times of sorrow.

You can easily make a donation below to Congregation Sha’are Shalom via credit card or contact our fundraising committee for information on endowments or in-kind donations by email at or mail checks to: Congregation Sha’are Shalom – 18 Henry Ford Circle, Waldorf, MD 20602.

More Ways to Donate

Mazel Tov Plaque

A great way to honor those you love and to recognize those special moments in life. If you are interested in purchasing a plaque, please contact Lee Weinberger at While the cost is $100 per plaque, the honor is forever.

Golden Cards

A continuously running fundraiser! You can recognize someone for a special event or to thank them for their service. Each card is a minimum of $5. Tell Ellen to whom you would like the card to go, and she will send it out with your message. Different card styles are available. Contact Ellen at or at 301-638-1779.

Memorial Plaque

As you enter our sanctuary, you will see the Memorial Board located on the wall of the sanctuary. When attending a service or ceremony in our sanctuary, or anytime you might choose to enter the sanctuary, the presence of the Memorial Board offers a way to reflect upon loved ones who no longer are with us. Entered on the Boards are Yahrzeit Plaques. Each Plaque commemorates the life of a person who is special to those who have made a donation for its purchase.

Yahrzeit Plaques can be added to a Memorial Board by any Congregation member at any time. The name of a loved one, family member or friend, will be engraved on the Yahrzeit Plaque and added to the Memorial Board when you choose to make a request and donation for its purchase. Each year, for the entire Hebrew month of the person’s yahrzeit, the name on the plaque will be read during Shabbat Services.

The donation for a plaque is $100. As always, Congregation Sha’are Shalom is extremely grateful for your donations. What better way to both commemorate a loved one and support our congregation than to purchase a Yahrzeit Plaque for our Memorial Board?

We are very grateful for your kind contribution!


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