Benefits of Membership

We are delighted to welcome new members to our community. Just complete our membership application and send it in, and you will be promptly contacted with pertinent information that will enable you to fully enjoy membership benefits and privileges:

• A warm, welcoming extended family. Approximately half of our families are interfaith. and members of Congregation Emeth come from a variety of backgrounds: traditional, liberal, and secular Jewish upbringing. All are welcome.

• Listing on the membership roster and in the directory of members.

• Routine, timely correspondence, connecting you with Emeth and with our members: weekly eNews (HaMadrich), monthly flyers, congregational emails, newsletters, etc.

• Access to Rabbi Israel for life cycle events, spiritual counseling, and support and tutelage concerning Judaic identity and education .

• The opportunity to enroll your children in Beit Sefer (House of the Book), our comprehensive Pre-K through Grade 12 youth education programming, including Religious School, Hebrew School, B’nai Mitzvah, and Confirmation.

• The opportunity to have your teens participate in our vibrant teen youth group, Emet Dor Kef (the Fun Generation).

• The opportunity for your teens to apply to become Madrichim (Student Teachers).

• Weekly Shabbat services and comprehensive High Holy Day programming (tickets are not required for members), including childcare and children’s programming.

• Special programs for other holidays and festivals throughout the year. Examples include a second-night community Passover Seder, a potluck in the Sukkah, a Chanukah potluck and celebration, and a Purim carnival. Many of these special programs are designed with our growing population of young families in mind.

• Access to other congregational services and resources: shivah, yahrzeit observance, and other member-to-member support, the library, discounted rates for rental of our social hall, our Jewish cemetery, etc.

• The opportunity to influence programs, policy and development through leadership and other volunteer roles.

• The opportunity to nominate members to serve on the Board, to vote to elect a slate of Board members, and to vote in congregation-wide referenda.

• Access to services and resources of the Union for Reform Judaism

Questions about membership? Please contact us.

 

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