Membership Contribution at Chizuk Amuno Congregation

We have organized our dues structure with the goal of making membership possible for young families, single parent households, young professionals, and those experiencing financial hardship. To help us fulfil our mission, serve our members and community, educate our children, and involve ourselves with improving the world, we appreciate and rely upon the financial commitment of our members.

2016-17 Dues Schedule

(as of July 1, 2016)

"Aleph" indicates a single-adult household and “Bet" indicates a household with two adults.
Membership includes High Holy Day seats for the adults in your household.

Age Aleph Bet
30 and under $445 $730
31-36 675 1.160
37-39 950 1,645
40-42 1,215 2,160
43 and up 1,480 2,675

Personal financial hardship is never a barrier to synagogue membership
Membership Dues variances and school scholarships are available for those with financial need. Please contact our Executive Director, Glenn Easton (410-486-6400) for a confidential discussion.

Additional Fees Aleph Bet
United Synagogue Fee


Prorated Dues
January - June= 50%
April - June= 25%

Building Fund

Our Building Fund is a one-time fee of $2,000 for a Bet household and $1,000 for an Aleph household, not required until one adult in the household reaches the age 30. Affiliates who join Chizuk Amuno in the 31-36 age group have ten years to pay their Building Fund commitment. For all others, the Building Fund is payable over a five-year period.

Voluntary Fees

  1. JTS Jewish Theological Seminary Aleph $10; Bet $20
  2. Mercaz Aleph $36; Bet $54

Voluntary fees appear on your membership statement unless you inform us in writing of your choice to opt out.

Extra Seats: Children of Members

Age Fee
12 and under $100
13-17 250
18-25 290
25-30 300

Widowed Parent or Out-of-Town Visitors $700

Associate Membership

We offer friends of Chizuk Amuno who are members of another synagogue the opportunity to join at the Associate Membership level. Associate Membership does not include High Holy Day seats, access to Garrison Forest Cemetery sites, and does not require payment of the Building Fund.

Aleph $320
Bet  520