Become a Member

We would be delighted for you to become a part of our community. This congregation is filled with beautiful contradictions – an elegant, historic sanctuary and an intimate, embracing chapel; an active group of knowledgeable sages and a vibrant young adult community; a love of enduring Jewish traditions and a drive for spiritual innovation and forward motion; a commitment to the inner life of our congregational family and a constant energetic force that engages in the work of building a more complete and just world. It is a very full experience of Jewish life. We hope that you will find membership an enriching experience and we encourage you to explore the diverse opportunities that Touro Synagogue offers.

Since 2014, Touro Synagogue has operated under a voluntary annual support system, turning away from a fee-for-service approach to congregational life, and asking our members to give from their hearts, at a level that they feel is both comfortable and meaningful. Cited in the New York Times, our progressive approach to synagogue membership is more closely aligned WITH our values. We hope our new membership system continues to open the doors of the Touro synagogue community.

VOLUNTARY ANNUAL SUPPORT

Touro Synagogue operates on a Voluntary Annual Support System based on the projected budget for the fiscal year, which represents the actual annual operating cost per household. If each household were to support Touro at the same sustaining level, that amount would currently be $2,600. The $2,600 level is a guidance to help you determine an appropriate amount to give; it is our hope that those who can give more, will, in order to supplement those who cannot. And that those who cannot afford that level will give what they can – no questions asked. While the actual annual operating cost per household is $2,600, every contribution, no matter the size, is deeply meaningful and helps make it possible for Touro to be here for you. Everyone who requests membership at Touro Synagogue is welcome regardless of their financial ability.

PATRON CATEGORY

Amudim / Pillars: $15,000 +

Bonim / Builders: $10,000 – $14,999

Ozrim / Helpers: $5,000 – $9,999

Chaverim / Friends: $3,000 – $4,999

ANNUAL SUPPORT (Suggested Guidelines)

Sustainer: $2600 annually

Chai Supporter: $1800 annually

Student: $120 annually

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Click HERE to download our membership application.

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