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Contributing Membership Guidance

If you intend to become a Contributing Member of Kol Hadash and self-select your financial contribution, please consider the following per household costs and suggested guidelines.

  • If you do not feel comfortable with a Supporting Membership, we suggest a minimum pledge of $1,400 to cover the core Jewish activities of the congregation, which includes having Rabbi Chalom as a full-time rabbi, facility rental, music for services, etc.
  • If you intend to enroll a student in Sunday School, we suggest a minimum pledge of $1,600 plus Sunday School tuition to cover the approximate cost per-pupil (over and above tuition).*

  • If you are primarily interested in High Holiday services, we suggest a minimum pledge of $625 per couple/family or $375 per individual (which is the cost of High Holiday tickets plus our marginal cost for each membership).

  • If you live far away from Kol Hadash, we suggest a minimum pledge of $500.

  • If this is your first year and you are looking for a “trial membership”, we suggest a minimum pledge of $365 ($1 per day).

  • If you are not comfortable with any of the suggested amounts above, we ask for a commitment of at least $150 to cover our actual marginal cost for each membership.

*This amount covers just the average cost of educating one child.  The $800 shown in the chart is that same cost spread out evenly among all members households; that is, the average per-member subsidy to the school.  Sunday School fees cover only about 1/3 of what we invest per student.


Whatever amount you choose,
everyone is welcome in our community.


If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair Marla Davishoff, at

Sun, August 25 2019 24 Av 5779