Membership Information, Forms and Payment Options 5780 (2019–2020)

To those considering joining our community:

We invite you to contact Rosalind Spigel, Membership Board Representative, to arrange for a tour of the synagogue and to meet with Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

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Membership Commitment Levels

Consistent with our values and Statement of Principles, we ask that each household make an informed decision — based on Mishkan Shalom’s needs and your financial circumstances — of which Membership Commitment Level best reflects your ability to support our community through annual dues. We are committed to the principle that those with greater means will give more, and those with less will give up to their ability. We do not have “categories” of membership. Our goal is that households who can afford it contribute $2,500.00, or more, in dues. This is the same, or less, than most similar-sized congregations charge. This amount enables us to cover at least 60% of expenditures through dues with the balance coming from rent, program income, fundraising events and additional donations. Help us build on our successes and rebuild average dues to where they need to be. To help guide your decision, we have developed the following Membership Commitment Levels. We hope that you will give with a full heart.
  • To Guard from Generation to GenerationLishmur l'Dor v'Dor: $5,000.00 and above
    At this level, you provide that extra financial support to ensure that Mishkan Shalom continues to be a vital community from generation to generation.

     
  • To Succeed — L’hatsliakh: $3,500.00 to $4,999.00
    At this level, you help Mishkan Shalom succeed (l’hatsliakh) as a strong and growing community by providing extra support for staff and educational programs.

     
  • To Sustain — Litmokh: $2,501.00 to $3,499.00
    At this level, you help to sustain (litmokh) us by providing the share needed to cover the dues portion of Mishkan Shalom’s operating expenses, recognizing that not all of our households can give at this level. The average dues of $2,500.00 is needed to meet around 60% of our expenses. This is a vital level for building our community and our Mishkan.

     
  • To Build — Livnot: $1,800.00 to $2,499.00  
    At this level, you help Mishkan Shalom build (livnot) connections between all members.

     
  • To Grow — L’hagdil: $750.00 to $1,799.00
    In this level, you help Mishkan Shalom grow (l’hagdil) in many important ways. It is also appropriate for those who are members of another synagogue or faith community.

     
  • Mishkan Shalom's policy is Open Door — Delet Petukha: $749.00 or less. We open our doors to all. Special circumstances or hardships, stages of life, temporary situations may put all the suggested levels out of reach. We welcome you as a full member.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE 5780 MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT LEVELS.

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Membership Requires:

1) Submission of your Membership Form (Complete online, below, or download and submit to office.)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTED MEMBERSHIP FORM.
Complete and email to: maria@mishkan.org
OR, print, complete, return or mail to office: Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

2) An initial payment, under the payment plan you select:

Pay online for online or downloaded Membership Forms.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE ONLINE PAYMENT.

Pay by check; submit or mail to office (address above).

CLICK HERE TO SET-UP A RECURRING PAYMENT PLAN.

Pay by donation of stock: Contact maria@mishkan.org for a Stock Transfer Form.

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Congregational School Enrollment

School Enrollment Forms for 5780, coming soon, will be available from the school or by clicking SCHOOL here. Tuition may be paid either by check or by clicking TUITION here.

For school registration to be complete, Membership Forms and initial payments must be submitted.

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Online Membership Form

Thank you for joining, or re-joining, Mishkan Shalom for 5780 — the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. Your support sustains our vibrant community! This form provides information to update our Member Directory, so please complete each section.

Memberships (and Member Directory listings) are by household. If your household includes two adult members, make one of you Member 1 and the other Member 2. We will alphabetize the Member Directory under the name of Member 1, with a cross-reference listing under the name of Member 2.

Please tell us which describes you.

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