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The suggested levels of synagogue support should never be a barrier to joining Congregation Beth Israel. If the suggested amount does not work for you financially, please contact Executive Director, Kathryn Mawyer at (434) 295-6382, ext. 210, to arrange an adjustment.
|Family: A couple (two adults), or one or more adults with one or more dependent children||$2180|
|Single: An individual adult||$2080|
|Senior Couple: Two adults, both aged 65 or older, with no dependent children||$2080|
|Senior Single: An individual adult aged 65 or older||$1940|
|Student: An individual adult of any age enrolled in a full-time study program||$140|
|Out of Town: Anyone who would qualify for any of the previous categories but who resides in a location that makes regular use of CBI impractical or impossible||$385|
The purpose of the contribution is to pay for increased security at CBI. The $250 per household security contribution was approved by the Board at its May 1 business meeting, announced by email letter from the Board President on May 10 and presented to the congregation at the Annual Meeting on May 15. As with CBI’s long-standing policy with respect to dues, namely, that we ask each family to pay only the amount of dues that they determine they can afford to pay—no questions asked—the same applies to the security contribution.
Building Fund Pledge
According to CBI policy, each membership unit is expected to make a one-time contribution of $1800 to the Building Fund. Building Fund Pledge payment is an obligation of every member, regardless of the start date of their membership. This money is used to make payments against the existing mortgage, cover repairs and maintenance, and as a base for future property purchases. Members usually pay $360 per year over five years. Note: Out of town and student members are exempted from paying the Building Fund Pledge. For others, please talk with the Executive Director if adding this to dues will create a hardship.