Membership of Beth Shalom
Welcome to Beth Shalom, the progressive Jewish congregation of Auckland. Beth Shalom is a strong, vibrant community with a spiritual heart embracing Jewish life and its diversity.
Below is our membership application for you to complete and submit to the Office. Then it will go to the Board of Management for approval. This can take up to one month. In the meantime, do ask the Office to add your email to our list so you get our weekly newsletters, and do come along to any of our services and activities.
Membership dues are invoiced annually in May. Membership dues are the crucial component of meeting our operating costs. Membership to Beth Shalom includes Rabbinic support, religious services all year round, adult education, lifecycle events, and community care. It also includes membership to the Union of Progressive Judaism, so that you can participate in services at any other UPJ synagogue around the world. Fees for Hebrew School, ARZA membership, Burial and Benevolent Society, etc. are additional.
Beth Shalom’s policy is that financial constraints should not prevent a person or family from applying for membership. Beth Shalom will always be sympathetic to those who feel they are unable to contribute the full annual membership dues. If this is the case for you, please tick the box requesting to discuss the matter with an executive member and they will get in touch with you. Discussions regarding dues concessions are undertaken in a totally confidential manner. Please note that any concessions granted are reviewed annually.
Beth Shalom depends on its members for many aspects of community life. What would you like to be part of? How would you like to get involved? What has been your previous involvement in Jewish community life?
Beth Shalom also likes to welcome new members in its weekly email newsletter. If that’s ok with you, please add a blurb about yourself and send the Office a photo. We also have a service honouring and introducing new members every year, so look out for that invitation! We will also give you a login for our website where you can get more information about everything Beth Shalom.