We hope that each member’s affiliation with Beth Shalom brings fulfillment, joy, and lasting friendships through prayer, community, study, and social action.
To successfully perform our mission and goals, each of us must contribute financial support at an appropriate level. If we all had similar incomes, if we all had similar demands on our resources, if we all had similar plans for the future, everything would be simple. However, the reality is more complex. Thus, the Board has developed a Minimum Annual Commitment (MAC) plan presented in the table below. Even with this plan, the Board recognizes that while some people cannot afford the MAC, other people can afford more. The Board believes we can strike a balance, but the process relies on each of us to honestly assess our financial situations. Such an assessment, along with prompt payment of pledges, will help build a healthy congregation and a strong community in which anyone can participate. Minimum Annual Commitment represents only a portion of what is required to cover temple programs and operations.
Please review the following information and complete the Financial Commitment Form
Minumum Annual Commitment Giving Levels
*Inclusion in each member category will be based upon the age of the older person in the family as of July 1, the start of the fiscal year.
|Ages||Category||Minimum Giving Level|
|Full Time Student (Individual)||$60|
|65 and Over||Individual||$876|
|65 and Over||Family||$1460|
Our fiscal year runs July-June. Depending on when you join during our fiscal year, you may have the option of prorating your donation. Minimum Annual Commitment represents only a portion of what is required to cover operations. These giving levels combine both membership fees and building maintenance fees and are based upon the age of the older person in the family as of July 1, the start of our fiscal year.
For Congregants who can afford to pay basic MAC only
For Congregants who cannot afford to pay basic MAC
Members who feel they may fall behind on their membership support payments should contact the Treasurer, President or President-Elect. They will try to accommodate any member who has genuine difficulty making these payments. However, only congregants who pay on time will be considered members in-good-standing. It is important to understand that terminating a membership is a last resort. It occurs only after all other reasonable attempts fail to resolve a delinquent account.
For Congregants who can afford to pay more than the basic membership
For Congregants Who Can Afford More
|INCOME||SUGGESTED GIVING LEVEL|
|$100,000||$2,500 or more|
|$120,000||$3,000 or more|
|$160,000||$4,000 or more|
|$200,000||$5,000 or more|
Additionally, we are excited to be introducing a number of “Honor Circles for Annual Giving/ Donations” ranging from $3,600 – $10,800. The goal is to ultimately encourage higher levels of giving and member commitment. Contributors at these levels will receive special recognition. We hope to have at least 18 members in our new Honor Circles.
- Mitzvah Circle: $3,600
- President’s Honor Circle: $5,400
- Rabbi’s Honor Circle: $7,200
- Circle of Blessing: $9,000
- Circle of Life: $10,800
Questions: If you have any questions about your financial obligations, the Treasurer, President or Past-President listed below welcome your call.
Religious School Fees and Youth Group Fees
Religious school and youth group fees are separate from synagogue support. Below are the 2017-2018 Religious School fees. For current members who renew and enroll their children in the religious school after June 4, 2017, the religious school fees below will increase by $10.00 per child. To learn more about our Religious School, please click here or contact the Beth Shalom Office. The Religious School offers a teen program for those in 8th through 12th grade: the Madrichim Program. In addition, youth in middle school and in high school may also choose to join one of our youth groups. To learn more about our youth groups, please click here or contact the Beth Shalom Office.
|GRADE/PROGRAM||TUITION||BOOK FEES||TOTAL FEES|
|Pre-kindergarten – 1st Grade||$325||$0||$325|
|3rd – 6th Grades||$640||$24||$664|