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Membership Application

Welcome to Temple Beth El! We are delighted you are choosing to be part of our congregation. We were founded in 1939 and are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

Please complete this form to the best of your ability. All information will be maintained at Temple Beth El and treated confidentially. If you have any questions, contact our executive director at 608-238-3123 or executive@tbemadison.org.
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CONTACT & DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
Member 1 (adult)
Member 2 (adult)

CHILDREN'S INFORMATION
(please include date, name of rabbi, and congregation)

BUSINESS INFORMATION
Member 1 (adult)
Member 2 (adult)

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Name                                         Relationship

RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND
To help us better understand where you are on your Jewish journey, please share with us as much about your background as you are comfortable.
Member 1 (adult)
Member 2 (adult)

INCLUSION

EMERGENCY CONTACT


MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

As per Article III, Section 1 of the Temple Beth El Bylaws: "Temple Beth El is a Reform Jewish congregation. Any person who supports the purpose of the congregation may be approved for membership."

MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Temple Beth El is a fair share congregation, our congregation exists because of the generosity and dedication of our membership. Our members’ commitment to the cultural and spiritual advancement of all Jewish people and families is key to our survival. It is our goal to make membership available to all who wish to affiliate. Financial accommodations are available to ensure that membership is open to everyone, regardless of financial means. You can confidentially discuss individual or family needs with our executive director or associate executive director, who will work with you to create the best possible financial arrangement.

Membership contributions offset many Temple obligations and activities such as:
  • Religious education (youth and adult)
  • Resources connecting us with the Union for Reform Judaism
  • Operational expenses (building and utility expenses and professional and administrative salaries)
  • Programs and services

The suggested annual contribution is 2% of your household income.
The standard contribution (total expenses divided by the number of households) is approximately $2500.

Membership contributions are payable at the beginning of each calendar year. Applications submitted after June 30 are billed at half the established annual rate.
BUILDING FUND

Members make two financial commitments, one for an annual membership contribution and the other for a Building Fund pledge to support the ongoing maintenance of our building. Your Building Fund commitment is equal to your second year’s membership contribution, payable over three years.

SIGNATURES

Please complete this application by typing in your full name below, which will act as your signature. All answers will be kept in strict confidence.


I/we commit to become members of Temple Beth El, including the financial commitments as described above, and support the purpose of the Temple: to worship God in accordance with the faith of Judaism; to cultivate a love and understanding of the Jewish heritage; to foster fellowship in the Jewish community and to strengthen the bonds of loyalty with the Jewish people everywhere; to bring nearer the Sovereignty of God through acts of tikun olam.
January 22, 2020 25 Tevet 5780