Our Congregation is committed to stand together to secure our shared future, both of our synagogue and our people. We are dedicated to the importance of Judaism, providing children with a Jewish education, celebrating meaningful moments in your life, mourning the passing of a loved one, or simply embracing the spirituality and traditions that are at the heart of Judaism.
For our congregation to thrive, a commitment of financial support is needed from all who wish to be a part of it. To more accurately reflect this shared responsibility, we use the term Congregational Commitment to describe our annual membership payment. 100% of your Congregational Commitment is tax-deductible, as a charitable contribution to a non-profit organization.
There is no separate building fund or facilities maintenance fee.
Safety and security is a priority on both campuses and is funded through a $250 annual fee.
Are you interested in becoming a member of Temple Beth El? Contact us to learn more. Elinor Josephson, Director of Engagement and Programming or Rachael Rand, Congregational Engagement Coordinator will be happy to reply to you.
At Temple Beth El, we pride ourselves on making membership accessible to as many people as possible. If any current or prospective member is facing serious financial difficulties, financial assistance is available.
Based on the age of the oldest person in the household, annual Congregational Commitment for couples/families is $400 for ages 18-29, $1,090 for ages 30-36, $1,960 for ages 37-40 and $2,590 for ages 40+. If you are a single parent age 40+ the Congregational Commitment is $2,010. All of our Early Learning Center (ELC) families receive complimentary membership while their child is enrolled in school. Families that also have a child enrolled in Religious School, 3rd grade or higher, must join the Temple at the regular rate, but do receive a special ELC discount on their Congregational Commitment.
A visionary group of Temple Beth El members incorporate a tzedakah contribution into their Congregational Commitment to enable us to provide assistance for others, and contribute between $3,150 and $12,000 per year. Temple Beth El has a proud tradition of providing a welcoming spiritual home to all who want it – not just those who can afford it. Please consider becoming a Sustaining Member when you become a member of Temple Beth El and ask us about the Sustaining Member Benefits Program.
Based on their age, annual Congregational Commitment for individuals is $300 for ages 18-29, $590 for ages 30-36, $1,080 for ages 37-40 and $1,420 for ages 40+.
For long time members who move away from the local area but want to stay connected and support the Temple, an Associate Membership is available. For individuals/families who maintain membership in good standing with a synagogue located outside of Florida and who reside in Florida for no more than six months per year, Multi-Synagogue Membership is available. Congregational Commitment is $1,010 for an individual and $1,860 for a couple/family.
Seasonal membership is available for any four consecutive months following the High Holy Days and prior to Passover. Congregational Commitment is $80/month for an Individual and $135/month for a Couple/Family. Some restrictions apply.
Congregational Commitment may be paid annually, three times a year, or in ten monthly installments. This structure is effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, but certain exceptions may apply. All payments can be made by automatic bank withdrawal, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.
An Annual Report for our congregation is published each year. It conveys the major goals and accomplishments of the past year, and provides financial transparancy to our members.
The bylaws are the governing documents of Temple Beth El, wherein governance guidelines and temple policies are contained .