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Membership Information

Membership dues provide the necessary funds to cover operating costs of the synagogue, including, but not limited to mortgages, Rabbi’s salary, utilities, social events and communications.  The fiscal year runs from August 1 through July 31. 

 

Category

Description

Membership Commitment

Monthly*

Annually*

Individual

A Jewish adult who is not married or Jewish adult whose non-Jewish partner does not participate in CBI events or ancillary groups and children are being raised in another religion. Partner and children may attend services, but tickets must be purchased to attend High Holy Days services. Partner and adult children may not participate in CBI events or ancillary groups and are not afforded life cycle events. Individuals under age 35 are exempt from Capital Fund for first year.

$81.25

$975

Family

Household of at least one Jewish adult and their dependent children, if any, who are being raised as Jewish or two adults who are both participating at CBI. Adults under the age of 35 are exempt from Capital Fund pledge for the first year.

$162.50

$1950

Associate member

A full dues paying member in good standing at another congregation in DFW area. Associate members are not afforded life cycle events, have no voting privileges, cannot be a board member and children are not eligible for religious school. Does include High Holiday tickets.

 

$585

Additional Options

 

 

Senior

Over the age of 65, exempt from Capital Fund Pledge.

Adult child of member

Child (and his/her spouse at time of application, if any) of a member may remain as part of that member’s Family Membership until they cease to be a dependent of the member.

Free

Free

For those who are able to contribute more, which helps to provide dues for those who

cannot, the following levels are suggested:

Category

Membership Commitment

 

Monthly

Annually

 

Chai and a Half Member

$225

$2,700

 

Double Chai Member

$300

$3,600

 

Triple Chai Member

$450

$5,400

 

No one will be turned away because of financial difficulty. Any person who cannot meet the payment minimums may contact the Treasurer to request a confidential financial hardship variance form at treasurer@congregationbethisrael.org.

Paid by credit card or bank draft. 3% fee applies to card charges.

Capital Fund

It is every member’s responsibility to participate in the Capital Fund which will be applied toward various capital requirements as established and approved by the Board of Trustees of Congregation Beth Israel. Contributions are to be paid over a period of five years and are billed along with membership dues and follow the fiscal year.  Donation levels are as follows:

Category

5yr Capital Fund Commitment

Individual members

$2,500

Standard Family

$5,000

Senior (over 65)

Waived

Under 35

Waived first year

 

We also offer the follow donation options:

Bronze

$10,000

Silver

$15,000

Gold

$25,000

Platinum

$50,000

Charitable donations may be tax deductible. Contact your tax professional for advice.

 

Wed, October 17 2018 8 Cheshvan 5779