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2023-24 Membership Form

IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING MEMBER, THIS IS NOT THE FORM FOR YOU.
There is no renewal form for returning members. 

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If you do not have an account, you will create one as you finish this form.

Welcome to the Beth El community!
Filling out the form below will help us get to know you (and any family members). It is also how you pledge or pay annual membership dues. 

We are here to help with any questions! Reach the office at +1.919.682.1238.


ADULT ONE (PRIMARY)
If you selected "other," please clarify here.
You will receive a confirmation email here.
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ADULT TWO (SECONDARY)
If your household has more than one adult, enter their information below. If you are a one-adult household, leave this section blank.
If you selected "other," please clarify here.
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HOUSEHOLD

ADDITIONAL ADULTS: If any other adults live in your home fulltime -- NOT COUNTING ADULT ONE AND TWO ABOVE -- please tell us their name(s), age(s) and relationship(s) to you.

CHILDREN
Choose a number to enter names and ages below.
CHILD INFORMATION
 
TALMUD TORAH INTEREST

Talmud Torah is Beth El's religious school for students in Pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Classes meet once or twice weekly (depending on age). Our school is a warm, welcoming and inclusive learning environment. Teachers engage students and equip them to become thoughtful, socially-conscious and Jewishly literate members of their community. We use a flexible tuition model that allows you to decide how much you are able to contribute towards your child’s formal Jewish education at Beth El. You must complete this membership renewal form before you can register your child(ren) for Hebrew School.

If you are interested in Talmud Torah -- to learn more and/or to enroll your child(ren) -- check the box below. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Beth El's Interim Education and Youth Director, Amy Ripps: education@betheldurham.org
 
TALMUD TORAH
Talmud Torah is Beth El's religious school for students in Pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Classes meet once or twice weekly (depending on age). Our school is a warm, welcoming and inclusive learning environment. Teachers engage students and equip them to become thoughtful, socially-conscious and Jewishly literate members of their community. We use a flexible tuition model that allows you to decide how much you are able to contribute towards your child’s formal Jewish education at Beth El. You must complete this membership renewal form before you can register your child(ren) for Hebrew School.
If you are interested in Talmud Torah -- to learn more and/or to enroll your child(ren) -- check the box below. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Beth El's Interim Education and Youth Director, Amy Ripps: education@betheldurham.org

INTERESTS
Our community members are the heart of everything we do -- from religious services to cultural programs, events and holiday gatherings. It all happens because of you. Membership dues and donations are an important part of the investment that keeps Beth El running, but we also rely on time and effort from volunteers. Below is a list of areas where fantastic lay leaders are already working and would welcome your contribution. We can use you for 15 minutes or for an entire day. 

Check the box(es) that interest you.
 
Male-identifying fellowship and service
Female-identifying fellowship and service

YAHRZEITS
Provide details about your loved one(s) below.


YIZKOR MEMORIAL BOOK
If you wish to have the name(s) of your beloved departed listed in our annual Yizkor memorial booklet, please fill in the fields below. We will confirm this information with you prior to next year's High Holidays.
Your name(s)
Names of those you are remembering. You may also include their relationship to you.

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Membership dues are not fees for service, just as our synagogue is not merely a building. But they do provide the financial foundation for Beth El. Dues levels are determined by the amount, per household, needed to support our community’s wants and needs. About 60% of our operating budget is funded by dues, and 20% by Annual Fund donations. Rates are proposed by the Board and voted on by the congregation.

The total amount you pledge on this form is your contribution for the entire year. You are not expected to pay it in full today. A $100 deposit is due upon completion of this form, then your remaining pledge will be billed to you.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

**Anyone who wants to be part of our community can join, regardless of personal financial circumstances.** If you cannot afford to pay the full dues amount, we will absolutely meet you at a level you can afford. This is called “Adjusted Dues” and the process is simple and confidential: we ask you to define what a meaningful contribution is for your household. You will be provided more information when you select an "ADJUSTED" category below.
ADJUSTED DUES: We're glad you're here, in community with us! If you've selected the "Adjusted Dues" option, it is because you are unable to pay the standard dues amount. Rather than offering a generic discount, we want you to tell us what a meaningful contribution is for your household. We do not require proof of financial need, but we would like to understand your circumstances and how we can support you this year. Below is a space to provide whatever information you are comfortable sharing. It will be kept confidential among the relevant staff, and not shared with fellow congregants. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director, Jodi Salomon: ExecDirector@betheldurham.org.
Write in your dues pledge for the year. Remember, you are not required to make this full payment today.

ANNUAL FUND

The Annual Fund makes up the gap from what membership dues don't cover. It allows us to welcome everyone, regardless of the amount they are able to pay, with open arms. Dues adjustments are possible for members who need them because others contribute above the standard amount. Please consider making your pledge to the Annual Fund today.

Donors of $1,000 or more to this year's Annual Fund will be recognized as part of the Beth El Shoreshim ("Roots") Society.  


KIDDUSH AND ONEG FUND

Kiddush is an important part of the culture of Beth El. Every Saturday your are welcome to join us for a Shabbat Kiddush lunch. Each household contributes $136 to support our community in this way.


PAYMENT
A $100 deposit is required upon submission of this form. Your remaining pledge will be billed to you. Payments for this year must be made by May 30, 2024. 
Type your full name to acknowledge 1)I have read the information provided in this form, 2)I understand the dues structure and 3)my financial commitment is accurate for my household size/income level.

When you click the "CONTINUE" button below, you will be prompted to create a new ShulCloud account by setting a password. Please keep your password somewhere safe -- you will use it any time you need to log in. If you already have a ShulCloud account, please ensure you are currently logged in, to avoid creating multiple accounts. 

You will then be directed to a payment confirmation page to add this financial commitment to your account. Your information will not be saved until you complete the subsequent payment confirmation page.

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