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Ohev Shalom offers opportunities for religious fulfillment as well as opportunities to develop social and personal relationships. We are committed to meeting the varied needs of our members and our community. As a new member you will be contacted to discuss your needs and interests. 
Financial Commitment 
 
All first-time members are given free dues for one year. 
 
Each member of our congregation supports the activities of our synagogue in accordance with his/ her ability to pay. Dues are based upon the individual or family's gross income. All members receive the same privileges of membership regardless of dues category. The philosophy of Ohev Shalom is to welcome all members of our congregation regardless of their ability to pay. In cases of financial hardship, adjustments can be arranged by written application made to the Dues Adjustment Committee. All communications regarding dues are strictly confidential. 

Discounts
  • Kehillah Discount (families with at least one child enrolled in Kehillah Early Learning Center receive a 10% discount on dues amount - does not apply to Young Member or Chaver)
  • Young Member Rate ( oldest adult less than 36 years old on July 1 of current year)
  • $400 for singles regardless of income category
  • $600 for a family regardless of income category
  • Chaver Membership $550. If you live outside our area of service (50 miles) or belong to another congregation.
BUILDING FUND/RESTORATION FUND 
In order to maintain our beautiful building and grounds, each new member is required to make a building fund pledge in the amount of $750.00. This may be paid in one lump sum or in installments over a 4 to 5 year period. As a new member, you may choose to start this immediately or defer this until your second year. 
After their building fund obligation is completed, all members of the congregation then contribute to a building improvement/ preservation fund This annual contribution is $ 72.00 for a single adult and $100.00 maximum per family. 

UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM 
Ohev Shalom is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism provides many services to the Conservative Jewish movement and our synagogue. 

FRIENDS OF THE SEMINARY 
The members of all United Synagogue congregations are urged to participate in a voluntary contribution in support of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. The Seminary, located in New York City, is the training ground for Conservative Rabbis and Cantors who serve the Jewish community throughout the world. It also trains Jewish educators, with Masters and Ph.D. programs as well as undergraduate program, List College of Jewish Studies, which offers joint degrees with either Barnard College or Columbia University. The highly successful Camp Ramah program is run by the Seminary. Each member is encouraged to contribute $18.00 per year. Your monthly statement will reflect your participation in this program. 
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