Be a Member


121021_0017Why join Congregation B’nai Emunah?

  • We offer membership levels to meet your needs and fit your budget
  • You gain access to resources for all life-cycle events
  • Both children and adults can get a high quality education
  • You participate in activities that build intergenerational relationships
  • You enjoy a sense of belonging in a hamische community

We offer the following types of membership:

Full Membership

Open to any Jew or to any family unit with at least one Jewish member

Full Membership includes:

  • Free High Holy Day tickets
  • Reduced member cost for events, gift shop items,
  • Member price for school tuition, and newsletter mailings.

No one is ever turned away from our community because of financial constraints

Young Adult Membership

Young Adult Individual or Family Membership is for individuals or families who are 40 years of age or under and for whom synagogue membership is new.  This category is to encourage membership for younger, new members for whom the cost of regular dues may be a barrier.

The dues for Young Adult Members are

  • Year 1 – $550 per year for families; $400 per year for individuals
  • Year 2 – $825 per year for families; $550 per year for individuals

No one is ever turned away from our community because of financial constraints

Trial Membership

Trial Membership is a limited six-month membership for an individual or a  family unit who seriously wants to explore membership at B’nai Emunah.

Trial membership is for individuals or families with at least one Jewish member that have

  • never been a member of B’nai Emunah
  • never attended the High Holy Day Services at B’nai Emunah

Currently the Trial Membership dues are $100 for couples/families and singles.  The membership is for six months and includes High Holy Day tickets at no extra charge.

No one is ever turned away from our community because of financial constraints

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is designed for people who want to be part of the B’nai Emunah community but are constrained from full participation.  In particular, Associate Members are individuals or family units who:

  • Belong to another local synagogue
  • Live outside the Bay Area
  • Are children or grandchildren of current B’nai Emunah members.

Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  • Reduced Price for High Holy Day tickets
  • Reduced Tuition for Shabbat Shalom School
  • Discount of Gift Shop items and newsletter mailings

The dues for Associate Members are $550 per year.