Why We Donate in Multiples of $18

Each Hebrew letter has a numerical equivalent, and the sum of the letters that create the Hebrew word for life, CHAI, is 18, chet  (numerical value of 8) plus yud (numerical value of 10). As a result of its connection to the word for life, the number 18 is considered a special number in Jewish tradition. For this reason, Jews frequently make gifts or charitable contributions in multiples of $18.

1 = $18

2 = $36

3 = $54

4 = $72

5 = $90

6 = $108

7 = $126

8 = $144

9 = $162

10 = $180

11 = $270

12 = $360

13 = $450

14 = $540

15 = $630

16 = $720

17 = $810

18 = $900

19 = $1,800

Our Religious School/Sunday School is back in session at AIEA this month and we are busy getting our school ready for the children in our community.


The play station (swing set) in the courtyard is no longer safe and has been removed. We are purchasing a new,high-quality, safe play station for our kids.


The biard is asking you consider a donation to help with the purchase. The cost of the set plus installation is approximately $12,000 depending on the safety features., Whatever you can afford will be deeply appreciated by our youngest members!


You can mail a check to:

Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem

    Attention: Dickie Blondheim

3525 Cloverdale Road,  Montgomery, Alabama 36111


Or call Linda in the office: 334-281-7394 


Or donate here.


Thank you for all you do for our synagogue!

Play Station Fundraiser


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