Update My Personal Commitment Pledge
Temple Beth-El is open to any Jew, regardless of their financial capacity. As Moses asked each individual in the ancient community of Israel to contribute in building the tabernacle according to their own ability, we ask our members to support Temple Beth-El in a manner that is meaningful to them. To ensure that tradition continues, we ask that you be thoughtful about your financial ability to contribute. If you are able, please consider pledging at a higher level so that our Temple can continue to welcome those who might otherwise not be able to afford to be part of our community.
Fill out this form to update your Personal Commitment Pledge.
Our membership structure is designed to better fulfill our sacred mission and stimulate membership giving and growth. The policy moves away from a traditional dues system and replaces it with a personal pledge system. The difference is that your pledge (an investment in the Temple’s future) is up to you. It is designed to build membership by adopting a policy that is more closely aligned with contemporary Jewish culture and values.
Instead of paying an assigned dues amount, each member household has the responsibility to fairly assess its own commitment level and to give accordingly. Members are asked to contribute based on what the household determines is consistent with their ability to support, sustain, perpetuate, and strengthen Temple Beth-El.
The sustaining contribution level is $2,900, which reflects the actual cost per member household to maintain our Temple programs and facilities.
$25,000 and above M’lachim (Angels)
$18,000 to $24,999 Adumim (Pillars)
$10,000 to $17,999 Shomrim (Guardians)
$5,000 to $9,999 Manhigim (Leaders)
$3,600 to $4,999 Bonim (Builders)
Sustaining Level $2800 – $3599
Suggested Minimum $1800
In addition to your annual commitment, there is a COFR (Capital and Operations Fund for Resource) assessment. This is billed at $60 per quarter ($240 annually) for the initial ten years of membership. Thereafter, the fee is $60 annually. The COFR assessment is waived for all active-duty personnel and those with financial hardship. This fund is used to defray the cost of non-budgeted major improvements to our historic building and grounds.
Each member is asked to contribute $75 annually as a security fee which offsets the cost of having security personnel present on all holidays and during Religious School.