Membership

Join our Temple Family

One of the most important gifts we can give ourselves and our children is the knowledge and comfort that we are not alone. Through worship, study and tikkun olam, we affirm our support for each other. This participation and commitment, above all things, has sustained our Jewish heritage for almost 6,000 years.

In true family tradition we envision full participation by every member, where each person can discover a meaningful role. At the same time, we recognize that Judaism is not "one size fits all". Given the diversity of our members of various backgrounds and interests, we seek to offer an array of modes of worship, education and activities for each member.

There are many paths to community at Temple B'nai Israel. Congregants can choose from a wide range of groups and activities, including: youth groups, Brotherhood as well as Temple wide events and cultural activities.

Membership

We welcome all those wishing to join and participate in our congregation and have designed a membership structure that offers flexibility and many benefits.

Membership at Temple B'nai Israel provides you access to a wide variety of services, including those of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) with which we are affiliated. Your current membership also includes:

  • ticket(s) to High Holiday services
  • the Bulletin, the monthly congregational newsletter
  • eligibility to register in the Religious School & Hebrew School
  • "What's Nu", our weekly e-mail
  • participation in congregational activities
  • Caring Committee
  • Mitzvah Committee
  • Rabinic Services


Like most voluntary institutions, our Temple depends on its members and friends to sustain its program, foster expanded services, and enable growth. Every member's investment is important, and we're able to draw on a sense of responsibility that has traditionally made us strong.

"Fair Share" dues are scheduled on the basis of a member's ability to pay. The congregation welcomes inquiries about membership from every newcomer or longtime resident. We'll be glad to send you a dues declaration form, a tool for financial self-assessment.

If you are interested in membership, please call the TBI office (405-848-0965) and we will be happy to answer any questions.