Membership

Thank you for your interest in B’nai Jeshurun!

BJ is more than a synagogue. It’s a place where spirits are lifted, hearts sing, and together we experience life-changing moments.

If you’re looking for a truly transformative Jewish experience, one in which you are an active player in pursuing peace and justice, we invite you to join our dynamic community. If you are already a member, we hope you’ll continue helping BJ to write the next chapter of our sacred journey.

Click here to join or renew your membership online. If you want to know more about becoming a BJ member or need to make payment arrangements please contact Ellen Saltzman.

Membership at B’nai Jeshurun includes:

  • Admission to High Holy Days services
  • Special new member events
  • Community trips and retreats
  • Early childhood classes, adult learning, Hebrew School
  • Participation in our b’nai mitzvah program
  • Special rates for classes, dinners, retreats, and events
  • Innovative programming from our Prayer and Spirituality Institute
  • Rabbinic guidance in times of joy and sadness
  • An active Hesed community to provide support in times of need

Types of Membership

Click here for a full breakdown of our membership dues.

Membership at BJ is open to Jewish persons and their spouse/partner and children. People of other faiths may be included in a Family Membership if their spouse/partner is Jewish. Membership is from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. You can choose one of the following membership categories:

  • Individual: Single member without children.
  • Family: Married couple or two individuals living in a partnered relationship, with or without children; single parents with children.
  • Full-Time Student: Individuals pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.
  • BJ Friend: For those living outside of the tri-state area or beyond commuting distance from the synagogue.
  • Young Professional: First-time members age 20-29 with an annual income of less than $75,000.

Sliding Scale Dues Plan

To create a kehillah kedoshah – a holy community – we each must assume the responsibility of meeting the financial requirements of our synagogue. Members pay their dues based on their household income, found in the Sliding Scale Plan. You will not be asked to disclose your income or provide financial documents. We simply request that each member pledge honestly.

We firmly believe that money should never come between BJ and someone seeking a transformational Jewish community; if your family is experiencing difficult circumstances, contact Ellen Saltzman at 212-787-7600 x240 to discuss how we can work together to make a BJ membership accessible.