COMMITMENT TO GIVING We have moved from a traditional dues model to a partnership. In the past, membership categories such as Family, Single and Senior determined dues levels and you were billed accordingly. Now, those categories have been eliminated and it’s up to you to decide your level of financial commitment to your synagogue.
The COMMITMENT TO GIVING model creates tiers which enable you to determine the appropriate contribution towards the overall costs of Temple Beth Torah. Aside from the necessary tuition for Religious and Early Learning Center, it costs approximately $1.35 Million to fund your temple. The Sustaining Level of $2,900 represents the “fair share” of these costs per family. Please review our various tiers of giving ranging from $1500-$10,000 and a Lifetime Membership of $50,000.
Commitments of $2,900 and above include the Security Fee and various added benefits as our way of thanking you and recognizing your compassion and generosity.
VOLUNTARY PLEDGE MEMBERSHIP For all families whose eldest child has not yet entered third grade and young couples/singles (under the age of 36). Temple Beth Torah is an integral part of your Jewish community and it is our desire to create a relationship with young Jewish families. Therefore, Temple Beth Torah has instituted an exciting Voluntary Pledge system to help young families in the community to become members. If you are currently a member under this program, thank you for your continued support. We want you all to be a part of Temple Beth Torah, and with this Voluntary Pledge system you will receive full membership privileges of TBT with all of the associated benefits.
Membership through this program means that you have the same benefits as all temple members including High Holiday tickets, Adult and Children’s services and the ability to purchase High Holiday tickets for extended family. You also have access to our clergy for lifecycle events, i.e. weddings, baby namings, funerals and counseling. Additionally, you will receive member rates for all temple events. We are asking you to pledge whatever you can and are comfortable with in order to be a Voluntary Pledge Member. If you can pledge $360, $540 or $1,000 or more, that would be great. All we ask is that you make a monetary pledge and commit to supporting your community at Temple Beth Torah. Our pledge to you: Commitment to supporting your family!
For more information call 631-643-1200 or
Brooke Gottesman, Temple Membership co-Chair
Contact us at:
Temple Beth Torah
35 Bagatelle Road
Melville NY 11747
631/643-1200 fax: 631/643-3011