Our goal is to remain a viable and thriving center for Jewish development. With congregational and community input, we’ve defined a fair dues structure that provides us with the appropriate financial resources to provide the services our members need. That includes:
- Operation and maintenance of our beautiful Synagogue
- Operation of our nurturing religious school and supporting activities
- Providing for the spiritual needs of our congregants
- Maintaining a quality staff, including teachers, clergy and operations
Our dues schedule uses a “fair share” structure. Dues are aligned with income level so as to accommodate the different places that our members find themselves along their life’s journey. We expect all members of our community to pay their fair share to ensure our congregation’s financial health and longevity. This commitment enables us to continue to serve and extend our services to better meet our congregants’ needs.
We understand that joining a congregation can be a major financial commitment, which is why we offer a 50% discount for first year members and a special dues category for members aged 30 and under.
New members are also expected to meet Congregation Beth Shalom’s building fund commitment of $3,600, which can be paid in installments over a six year period and deferred for the first year of membership.
Of course, because our primary goal is to serve as a center of Jewish life in the Western suburbs, no current or prospective member will ever be turned away for financial reasons. Our treasurer will work with anyone, in a private, confidential manner, to find a mutually suitable arrangement to ensure full participation in our community. For more information please contact our treasurer.