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New Member Form 2024-25

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

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 (919) 682-1238.

MEMBER HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

 
 

PRIMARY ADULT INFORMATION
 
You will receive a confirmation email here.
 
 
Use English transliteration, not Hebrew keyboard.
If you selected "other," please clarify here.

OCCUPATION INFORMATION
 

WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO SHARE SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS. PLEASE SELECT ALL DEMOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES THAT APPLY TO YOU:

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.

 
FINANCE, DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING

RITUAL AND EDUCATION

ENGAGEMENT

EXTERNAL COMMUNITY RELATIONS
  
 
 
 

SECONDARY ADULT INFORMATION
 
You will receive a confirmation email here.
 
 
Use English transliteration, not Hebrew keyboard.
If you selected "other," please clarify here.

OCCUPATION INFORMATION
 

WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO SHARE SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS. PLEASE SELECT ALL DEMOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES THAT APPLY TO YOU:

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.

 
FINANCE, DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING

RITUAL AND EDUCATION

ENGAGEMENT

EXTERNAL COMMUNITY RELATIONS
 
ADDRESS INFORMATION

 
 
 
ADDITIONAL ADULT INFORMATION

If any other adults live in your home full time (not including the Primary and Secondary heads of household above), you can enter those family members here.
 
 

ADDITIONAL ADULT 1
 
 

ADDITIONAL ADULT 2
 
 

ADDITIONAL ADULT 3
 
 

ADDITIONAL ADULT 4
 
 
CHILDREN INFORMATION

If any children live in your home, you can enter the information for those children here.
 
 
 

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 Executive Director, Ed Fleishman at execdirector@betheldurham.org.
 
YAHRZEITS

If you have Yahrzeits you would like to observe, you can provide details about your loved one(s) below.
 
 

 
 
 
 
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. Our fiscal year runs from June 1st to May 31st and dues are billed by the fiscal year.

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. We do encourage anyone who doesn't pay in full to setup monthly recurring payments through your new ShulCloud account and we offer support if help is needed setting this up. 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, Ed Fleishman: ExecDirector@betheldurham.org, or Bookkeeper, Noelle Satterfield: bookkeeper@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 & ONEG FUND

Kiddush is an important part of the culture of Beth El. Every Saturday you are welcome to join us for a Shabbat Kiddush lunch. Each household contributes $154 to support our community in this way.
 

BETH EL SISTERHOOD

Sisterhood is a vibrant, interesting, and fun-loving group, encompassing women of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. Dues are free for the first year of membership and $40 for each year following.
 
 

MEN OF BETH EL

Men of Beth El is a male-identifying fellowship and service group. Dues are $18 per year.  
 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Type your full name to acknowledge

1) I have read the information provided in this form.
2) I understand the dues structure.
3) My financial commitment is accurate for my household size/income level.
 
 
 
PAYMENT

A $100 deposit is required upon submission of this form. Your remaining pledge will be billed to you. Please remember we encourage anyone who doesn't pay in full to setup recurring monthly payments through your new ShulCloud account. Payments for this year must be made by May 31, 2025. 
 
 

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.

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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