Frequently Asked Questions

Why Now?

During most of our 75-year history, East End Temple relied on fixed dues categories, allowing for individual adjustments as needed. In 2019, East End Temple piloted a new membership model for better alignment with our core values of diversity, accessibility, and appreciation of all giving and receiving. This is what we are calling Community Commitment Membership. Since launching our new membership structure, new members have joined without financial burden; we are so pleased that it has been successful! 

What is Community Commitment Membership?

All members of East End Temple determine their own financial commitments for membership. We ask each new member to consider the sustaining amount of $2,200 per adult as a benchmark (this amount being the current average aggregate of membership and philanthropy per adult members that sustains our congregation). This amount is not a requirement for membership, but we ask that you consider it as more than a suggestion.

Fees for Religious School and Bet Mitzvah are fixed and separate from Community Commitment, so that we can plan and provide exceptional Jewish education for our children.

[For the current schedule of suggested Community Commitment amounts, Religious School tuition and Bet Mitzvah fees, click here.]

How does Community Commitment Membership Work?
If you are interested in joining East End Temple, please complete a membership application (see link below). You will be able to make your Community Commitment pledge within the application process.

Information is subject to change.

Click here to begin the application process.

We thank you for inquiring about joining East End Temple and hope to welcome you into our community.