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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 exec@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

Our members come from a range of backgrounds, and we know that contributions will vary. All contributions—financial and nonfinancial—are essential, and all are honored.

As a point of reference, if our budget were divided evenly among all households, a $2,500 annual contribution per household would cover our operational costs.

Membership contributions support many Temple activities such as:
  • Religious education (youth and adult)
  • Resources connecting us with the Union for Reform Judaism
  • Operational expenses (building, utility, and personnel expenses)
  • Programs and services
Membership contributions are payable at the beginning of each calendar year. Contributions for new members joining later in the year may be prorated. 

If you have questions or would like assistance in determining your membership contribution, please reach out to Stefanie Kushner, executive director, at exec@tbemadison.org or 608-238-3123.
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.

CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT

Temple Beth El's Code of Ethical Conduct for members can be found at tbemadison.org/code.  


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 tikkun olam.
April 16, 2024 8 Nisan 5784