Membership at a synagogue is an integral part of living a Jewish life and plays a role in the larger Jewish community. Having a house of worship that can be a place of comfort in times of need and a place of celebration in times of joy provides a strong Jewish root system and a vibrant Jewish community. In ancient days, our ancestors paid membership dues to the Temple in Jerusalem, Judaism’s focal point. However, dues alone did not ensure the continuity of the Temple and its holy function. Rather, the Torah invites the congregation to bring “Terumah,” that which is lifted up in holiness; freewill offerings of the heart. Your commitment to membership and paying dues is your commitment to our presence in Monroe for this year and beyond.
We are primarily supported by the dues of our members, but dues should not be a barrier to membership. The Board of Trustees has set a standard rate of dues for families based on the age of the adults in the family, but we do not turn away people for inability to pay. Rather than list prices here and have people shop on price alone, we invite you to join us for services or other events to see whether our community is a good fit for you. We are confident that our Rabbi and community members will make you feel welcome and you'll want to become part of our family of families.