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Membership

Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!

If you are exploring congregational websites to find the right temple for you, we would love to have you become a part of our family. Thank you for finding us! Send any questions to our Membership Committee at Membership@templeisraelalameda.org.

We invite you to join our Temple family by completing our New Member Form. To celebrate our 102nd anniversary, you may join Temple Israel for only $102 for the first year.

We have been in Alameda since 1920 and have been the home base for Jewish and Interfaith families ever since. There is a place for you at Temple Israel! We offer fun and informative programming for our youngest members to our oldest that go beyond religious school on Sundays and Shabbat Services on Friday nights. See the benefits below of being a part of our congregation. Check us out! 

 

Benefits of Joining Temple Israel

Being a part of a congregation has many benefits you may not have realized. Here are some examples:

  • Make lifelong friends who celebrate the same holidays as you.
  • Personal connection to Jewish clergy and friends who will be there for you during illnesses, lifecycle celebrations, and the loss of a loved one.
  • Scholarship potential and/or reduced tuition for your children to attend Camp Newman (or another URJ Jewish summer camp).
  • A community to volunteer with on Social Justice issues.
  • A place to say the Mourners Kaddish to remember loved ones.
  • Attend High Holy Days services in our sanctuary, not a rented banquet room.
  • Access to Jewish learning including Tot Shabbats, Religious and Hebrew School for children, weekly Torah Study, Lifelong Learning (aka, adult education), and family/parent educational offerings.
  • Social and cultural events such as concerts, performances, and dinners (currently held online or hybrid per Alameda County health guidelines).
  • Helping to ensure a Jewish presence in Alameda and the East Bay. Strength in numbers!

 

2022/2023 Membership Renewal

Membership Dues
  • Sustaining: $261 per month or $3132 per year
  • Reduced: $135 per month or $1620 per year

Note: Families with children attending Beit Bina are required to be members. Tuition grants are available as needed, please contact Cantor Brian to learn more.  

 

Enhanced Dues 

Our community has a dedicated staff and an aging building to support. Only through Enhanced Dues, generous donations, and the support of the Temple Israel Foundation are we able to generate the funds necessary to operate. If your means allow, please consider an annual gift.

  • Chesed – Kindness $10,800 and above 
  • Shalom – Peace $7,200 and above 
  • Tzedakah – Righteousness $3,600 and above 
Capital Campaign/Building Fund

Each new member family is expected to contribute a minimum of $1100 towards our building fund, generally paid over a 4-year period ($275 per year), which goes towards the upkeep and improvements to our building and facilities.

  

Form Instructions

If you are not logged into your Membership Account via our Website and do not have a payment method set-up within your portal, you will be required to provide credit card information below.

If you are logged into your Membership Portal and have established online payment methods you will have the option of applying your membership and capital/building campaign contributions here. You may choose to donate all at once, monthly or another option. We encourage everyone to select the "renew indefinitely" button so your donation goes more easily from one fiscal year to the next and you'll avoid receiving renewal notices. 

If you do have trouble, please contact our treasurer at Treasurer@TempleIsraelAlameda.org.

Thank you.

Do you want to make it easy on yourself annually by paying an automatic monthly reoccurring payment "indefinitely" to Temple for Membership Dues? 

Please check the box. Thank you. 
At check out:
You will have the option to pay your total amount
in full or make payments monthly.

You will also have the option to make this an indefinite reoccurring charge so that you will not have to do this annually. It will be an automatic payment. Don't forget to check the box for Reoccuring Payment. 

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Make Temple Israel Your Congregation!

Send any questions to our Membership Committee at Membership@templeisraelalameda.org.

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