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The synagogue is traditionally known by three names: beit t’fillah (a house of worship), beit midrash (a house of study), and beit k’nesset (a house of gathering).

Schaarai Zedek is a welcoming, inclusive synagogue that embodies these three names. As a house of worship, we pray together in diverse ways, celebrating Shabbat and holidays with meaningful, engaging services. As a house of study, we learn together, from the Amy Gail Buchman Preschool and the Flom Religious School through our seniors, with creative methods, engaging classes, and intriguing lectures.  And as a house of gathering, Schaarai Zedek is a place for Jewish families of all types to come together for events including movie nights, community service projects, campfires by the lake, and live music and dancing. Whatever we do, our goal is always to create and support the Jewish community and have fun while we do it.

But most importantly, the bayit that is Schaarai Zedek is not just a house, it is a home. As we pray together, learn together, and gather together, we love being together. Welcome home. Welcome to Schaarai Zedek.

Shalom, 
Rabbi Joel Simon
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Become an active member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek! Opportunities for you to contribute range from Adult Education, to Communications, to Shabbat Greeter. Click here to read more information about our temple activities.

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Name and Address of Previous Synagogue
Please list names and relationship to you
Become an active member of Congregation Schaarai Zedek! Opportunities for you to contribute range from Adult Education, to Communications, to Shabbat Greeter. Click here to read more information about our temple activities.

Please select your interests below:

 
Please let us know if you have a separate billing address. All financial statements will be sent to your primary address, unless otherwise requested.
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Your name, email address, home address, and home phone number will be listed in the Member Directory by default, unless requested otherwise. Once your membership account is set up you will be able to control your directory listing by logging into your account at any time.

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Basic Financial Commitment: The Basic Financial Commitment (also known as Annual Dues) is the minimum level of annual support required for each member. Members are encouraged to contribute more than the minimum through the Torah Circle. The first three months of the annual Basic Financial Commitment is required with the membership application. For Families, the Basic Financial Commitment is based on the age of the oldest applicant.

Capital Improvement Fund: In addition to the Basic Financial Commitment, new members are required to make a pledge of $1,500 to the Capital Improvement Fund payable over a five-year period. Singles and families with a head-of-household under 35 years of age may defer payment until they reach age 35 unless a life cycle event occurs within six months of application. The first year payment ($300) is due with the membership application.

Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz Torah Circle: Torah Circle is an opportunity for those who are blessed with the means to make a greater financial commitment to the Temple. Torah Circle funds help provide the programs and activities which enrich our lives and make Congregation Schaarai Zedek an outstanding Reform Jewish congregation.

A member of our staff will reach out for credit card information.

Checks are payable to Congregation Schaarai Zedek

If our fee structure causes financial hardship for you, please select "I wish to discuss my Membership" and call Marc LeVine, Executive Director, at (813) 876-2377, ext. 206, to request an application for fee reduction. All applications are reviewed and remain confidential.
Sat, July 2 2022 3 Tammuz 5782