Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member of BJ?

Thank you for inquiring about becoming a member! We are delighted to welcome you to our congregation. Find out more about how to become a member.

How do I renew my membership?

Current members will receive an email at the beginning of June with instructions on how to complete your BJ membership renewal.

How much does membership cost?

We use a Sliding Scale Dues Plan which allows members to pay their dues based on their household income.

Can I pay my dues in installments?

Yes! You can pay in monthly or quarterly installments.

I am in a difficult financial position and cannot meet my designated level of dues. What should I do?

No one will be turned away for financial considerations. Please contact Membership to discuss your situation.

I am not a member; can I purchase High Holy Days Entrance Cards?

Seating at our High Holy Days services is limited; therefore entrance cards are issued only to members and their guests. We encourage you to become a member to ensure entry to High Holy Days services. Find out how.

When do I need to submit my membership application in order to receive High Holy Days Entrance Cards?

Membership applications are available in early June and should be submitted as soon as possible. The specific deadlines for submission in order to obtain High Holy Days entrance cards by mail or by pick-up at the BJ office are communicated at that time.

How many entrance cards do I get with my membership?

Those with individual memberships receive one entrance card. Those with family memberships receive two adult entrance cards and youth cards for any members of the household 23 years of age and younger. Additional entrance cards can be purchased for $600 per person.

How and when will I receive my Entrance Cards?

Entrance cards will be mailed in mid-July (join/renew by June 27) and mid-August (join/renew by July 25). Entrance cards for those who complete their membership application between July 25 and August 22 will be available for pick-up from the BJ office between September 5–7.