Sliding Scale Dues

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 following sliding scale plan. You will not be asked to disclose your income or provide financial documents. We simply request that each member pledge honestly.

If you are having financial difficulties this year, please do not hesitate to contact the Membership Department to discuss dues or payment plans. No one will be denied membership because of inability to pay. All financial information is confidential. If you join after October 1, dues are prorated each quarter (except for the BJ Friend membership).

Please contact Rivky Spivak for more information about membership.

Sliding Scale Membership Dues: July 1, 2017– June 30, 2018

Annual Income / Membership TypeIndividual
$86,000-100,000$1760* $2150*
BJ Friend$360*N/A
Full-time Student$155*N/A

* Security fee is optional for these Membership Types. 

Special Young Professional Rate

For first-time BJ members age 20-35. Renewing members who joined BJ at this rate pay dues in $180 increments for the first three years, or until age 35. If you are in a comfortable financial position, we recommend that you pay the Sliding Scale Dues above.

Annual Income / Membership TypeIndividual 20-35Family 20-35
Year 1 (New Members Only)$180*$360*
Year 2 (Renewing members who joined last year)$360*$540*
Year 3 (Renewing members)$540*$720*

* Security fee is optional for these Membership Types.

One-time Security Fee

To strengthen our security systems, current and new members will be asked to pay a one-time security fee of $180. For those in lower income categories, there is an option to pay a reduced security fee or skip it altogether. This fee will be payable over the course of the year, and will fund upgrades such as more security camera coverage and enhanced alarm systems throughout the BJ campus; as well as additional (and upgraded) security personnel during peak programming, Shabbat and holiday hours.