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Yom Shishi, 25 Nisan 5774
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Join Us!  The Benefits of Membership.

Please visit us as many times and take as long as you'd like to get to know our community before deciding whether it is for you.  We welcome visitors at services, classes, meals and most synagogue events.

We encourage you, however, to “jump in the water” and become a member of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation.  As a member, you can count on this community for support in times of joy and sorrow, and you can find yourself becoming one of the people who welcomes other newcomers into the community.  Members are invited to join synagogue committees and help shape our programs and our community.  You can take pride that you will be supporting a community that reflects your values and ideals.

The following benefits are available to you as a temple member:

  • High Holy Day Tickets
  • Religious School Education*
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Education and Celebration*
  • Confirmation and Post-Confirmation Classes*
  • Youth Groups
  • Adult Learning Programs
  • Clergy at Life Cycle Events (wedding and commitment ceremonies, baby namings, funerals)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Caring in Times of Need
  • Our Monthly Newsletter and Other Mailings
  • Preferred Rates for Facilities Rentals
  • Membership in Brotherhood, Sisterhood and chavurahs

* Additional Tuition Applies (see Religious School).

Membership Categories and Requested Financial Commitment

  • Dual Parent Family: Open to families with two adult spouses or partners, with all membership privileges.  Includes dependent children through age 22. ($1800)*

  • Single Parent Family: Open to families with a single parent, with all membership privileges ($1440)*

  • Young Family:  Open to families (single or dual parent) whose oldest child is under 1st grade, with all membership privileges (half rate of applicable category).

  • Couples:  Open to adult couples without children to all membership privileges except religious school enrollment ($1680)*

  • Individual:  Entitles an individual to all membership privileges except religious school enrollment. ($1380)*

  • Senior: Open to singles and couples over 70 years old, with all membership privileges except religious school enrollment. ($750)*

  • Young Adult: Open to single young adults from 18-24 years old, with all membership privileges except religious school enrollment. ($480)

  • Affiliate: Open to singles and couples who are members in good standing at another URJ synagogue.  Affiliated members pay “member” rates to all functions and may serve on committees, but do not have voting privileges or religious school enrollment privileges.  Includes two High Holiday tickets.  (Please provide a letter from your primary congregation now and with annual renewal). ($400)

Due to a budget shortfall, all categories of membership will be assessed a $300/year ($25/month) Special Assessment for the 2012-2013 year.

*Building Fund:  Membership Categories that require a total commitment to the Building Fund of $7,500, billed over ten years in annual installments of $750.  

We do not turn members away for financial reasons – please talk to us if the requested financial support is beyond your reach at this time.