Contributing Membership Guidance

If you intend to become a Contributing Member of Kol Hadash and self-select your financial contribution, please consider the following per household costs and suggested guidelines.

  • If you do not feel comfortable with a Supporting Membership, we suggest a minimum pledge of $1,400 to cover the core Jewish activities of the congregation, which includes having Rabbi Chalom as a full-time rabbi, facility rental, music for services, etc.

  • If you intend to enroll a student in Sunday School, we suggest a minimum pledge of $1,600 plus Sunday School tuition to cover the approximate cost per-pupil (over and above tuition).*

  • If you are primarily interested in High Holiday services, we suggest a minimum pledge of $625 per couple/family or $375 per individual (which is the cost of High Holiday tickets plus our marginal cost for each membership).

  • If you live far away from Kol Hadash, we suggest a minimum pledge of $500.

  • If this is your first year and you are looking for a “trial membership”, we suggest a minimum pledge of $365 ($1 per day).

  • If you are not comfortable with any of the suggested amounts above, we ask for a commitment of at least $150 to cover our actual marginal cost for each membership.

*This amount covers just the average cost of educating one child.  The $800 shown in the chart is that same cost spread out evenly among all members households; that is, the average per-member subsidy to the school.  Sunday School fees cover only about 1/3 of what we invest per student.
 

 

Whatever amount you choose,
everyone is welcome in our community.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair Sheila Sebor, at membership@kolhadash.com. If you are ready to join, please fill out this form. (LINK TO OUR MEMBERSHIP FORM COMING SOON!)

 

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