Your membership benefits all of us. While we will maintain our policy that everyone is welcome to our synagogue regardless of payment, membership in a synagogue represents a commitment to the community. It means you keep Jewish life alive and see it continue to the next generation. It also gives you a framework of giving and contributing to the Shul, and it means that you are a partner in supporting the financial needs of the Synagogue, which we are all part of. Membership dues are the main funding source for Temple Beth El’s programs and activities.
Why become a member?
Membership entitles you to:
High Holy Day tickets with preferred seating
Voting privileges at congregational meetings
The monthly newsletter and other mailings
Participation in educational programs and other activities at a discounted rate
Services of Rabbi at life cycle events
Religious school scholarships for families in need
Inclusion in the membership directory
Ability to join or head a committee
Your payments help fund the actual synagogue operations for the current year, including Rabbinic salary, administrative, office, and maintenance supplies, upkeep of the facilities, the religious school operation, religious ritual items, and mailings, among other things. We need your support!
Joining Temple Beth El is easy, simply choose a membership type below and click the
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Types of Memberships
Family membership shall be open to Jewish and interfaith couples, one of whom is Jewish. A family membership shall include dependent children under the age of 21 and a resident in the household
$1500 / year
or $125 / month
For persons who reside in the Tampa Bay area 6 months out of the year or less, or persons that have a membership in another synagogue.
$900 / year
or $75 / month
Open to any Jewish person who chooses to join our community.
Individual students living locally are welcome to our family
$1020 / year
Open to non-Jewish people if they participate in our rabbi‘s “Conversion to Judaism” class. The length of time in the conversion class deemed acceptable for membership will be left up to the discretion of our rabbi.
(Upon completion of conversion classes, members can choose their "Type of Membership.")