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Membership

How to join Temple Beth-El

Interested in becoming a member of Temple Beth-El? Awesome! We would love to welcome you into our congregational family!

All you need to do is complete this application!

You can scan and send the completed application to our Executive Director, Faith Kallman, f.kallman@bethelrichmond.org.

Or, if you prefer, you can fax it to us (804) 257-7152 or mail it to:

Temple Beth-El
Attn: Membership
3330 Grove Avenue
Richmond , Virginia 23221
 

Questions about joining? Just call Faith at 804-355-3564 ext. 104 or email f.kallman@bethelrichmond.org.

General Questions? Check out our FAQ section.

Want to know a little bit more about membership before you sign on the dotted line? No problem!

 

At Temple Beth-El, we view membership as a sacred relationship between each individual and the entire congregation. As such, becoming a member of the Temple means embracing certain responsibilities, just as the congregation, clergy, and staff, accept responsibilities toward each member.

Our clergy and staff are committed to leading our members into growing relationships with Jewish community, wisdom, and practice; helping them thrive intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually; and inspiring them to build a better world. We are committed to providing you and your family a nurturing congregational home, inspiring spiritual spaces and religious services, illuminating lifelong Jewish learning, meaningful lifecycle celebrations and observances, pastoral care and spiritual guidance during difficult times, and more.

But membership isn’t a mere transaction. It’s more than just what the clergy and staff pledge to do for you and your family. Becoming a member also means agreeing to advance our congregation’s purpose and striving to embody our core values through involvement in congregational life, taking steps to grow Jewishly, to support others on their Jewish journeys, and to forge a more just, compassionate and peaceful society. Membership is about what the Temple does for you, but also about what you do for the Temple, for the community, and for the world.

Membership at Temple Beth-El is a commitment to sustain an institution that helps people thrive through Judaism. Annual membership dues are one crucial way we ensure our continued strength and sustainability, though membership is open to all, regardless of means. If you are able to give at a higher level than what we ask from those in your membership category, we strongly encourage you to do so, and are grateful for your generous gift. Whatever your financial contribution, we hope you will find other ways to make our congregation vibrant by giving of your time and talents as a volunteer.

Join Our Membership Committee!

Want to help us grow our congregation by reaching out to nonmembers of TBE? Want to welcome, connect, and support new members? Come be a part of our Membership Committee!

Interested? Got a good idea? Want to lend a helping hand or be a friendly face? Contact our VP of Membership, Bonnie Cohen Wilensky at tbewelcome@gmail.com.

Thu, October 19 2017 29 Tishrei 5778