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Membership Contribution

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 fulfill 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.

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, David Schimmel (410-486-6400), for a confidential discussion.

For questions regarding membership, please contact our Director of Congregational Life and Engagement, Carly Schwartz (410) 486-6400 ext 281 or

You can find our Online Membership Application here.

2023-24 Dues Schedule

(as of July 1, 2023)

“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.

30 and under $665 $1,040
31–36 $930 $1,545
37–39 $1,230 $2,100
40–42 $1,560 $2,695
43 and up $1,865 $3,290


“Aleph” indicates a single-adult household and “Bet” indicates a household with two adults. Please remember that finances are never a barrier to membership.

United Synagogue Fee of Conservative Judaism $36.50 $72.50



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.


Additional & Voluntary Contributions in support of the Conservative Movement

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

Voluntary fees appear on your membership statement.


Extra High Holy Day Seats for Children of members

12 and under $100
Students/Adults 13–30 $300
Relatives or guests over 30 $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, school tuition discounts, camp scholarships, security fee waivers, access to Garrison Forest Cemetery sites, and does not require payment of the Building Fund.

Aleph $360
Bet $585


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