What does Beth Emet The Free Synagogue mean?
Wow, a synagogue with no fees? We tease, but the word “free” in our names holds a strong significance that shapes the foundation of our congregation. It means that we unequivocally support the freedom to express a full range of ideas from our bima (pulpit) and within our community. More than half a century ago, our founding members chose a name that symbolized a commitment to truth and open expression. To learn more about our name, visit Our Story.
What does membership cost?
First year membership is $100 per month ($1,200/year), which offers new members a more affordable opportunity in which to get to know the congregation. Beth Emet is committed to Jewish continuity and providing a home for every person who wants to become a member. Should you have any questions about the membership commitment or to discuss payment arrangements, please contact Director of Congregational Engagement Bekki Harris Kaplan.
Second year membership commitment is as follows:
Households with 2 adults over the age of 40 - $200 per month or $2,400 per year
Households with 1 adult over the age of 40 - $142 per month or $1,700 per year
Households with 2 adults over the age of 70 - $167 per month or $2,000 per year
Households with 1 adult over the age of 70 - $125 per month or $1,500 per year
Contact the finance office who can share the current year's rate.
What are the options for paying membership commitments?
You can choose your payment schedule and have until June 30 to pay in full. You can pay by check, automatic debit from your checking account, or through securities. You also have the option of paying by credit card, but as Beth Emet does pay a fee for each transaction, we do charge a 3% service fee to help cover these costs.
Do I have access to the High Holy Days with membership?