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Membership

​We are honored when people choose to become members of B'nai Israel Congregation. We have several membership categories to fit you and your family. Please submit your membership application and fee, subject to approval by the Membership Committee.  For convenience, we automatically renew memberships before the High Holidays at the same level as the previous year. If you do not wish us to renew your membership during the summer or to upgrade your membership category, please let us know.


Click here for our ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Click here for a PRINTABLE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Lloyd Street Society

The Lloyd Street Society was created to honor the incredible amount of Jewish heritage on Lloyd Street and the surrounding neighborhood. The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Lloyd Street Synagogue, B'nai Israel Congregation, Attman's Deli, Corned Beef Row, and so on are wonderful testaments to the history of Jews in Baltimore. The $3,600 dues support 100% of our operating costs in a fair share per member unit model and helps to offset the cost of membership for someone who cannot otherwise afford to join our Historic synagogue.  This membership level also includes High Holiday seats for all members of the family.

Lloyd Street Society Dues:   $3,600/year

1873 Society

B’nai Israel’s 1873 Society is a new level of membership established to recognize our 140+ years of continual operation (named for the year we were incorporated) and those who wish to honor it.  The 1873 dollars support 85% of our operating costs in a fair share per member unit model and helps to offset the cost of membership for someone who cannot otherwise afford to join our Historic synagogue.  This membership level also includes 3 High Holiday seats.

1873 Society Dues:   $1,873/year

Sustaining Family/Single Membership

The Sustaining Membership level is available for those who wish to support B’nai Israel with an added contribution over Basic Membership.  The dues for this membership level sustain 60% of the synagogue’s operating budget in a fair share per member unit model.  The rest we seek from fundraising efforts and generous contributions throughout the year.

Sustaining Family Membership:  $1,365/year (includes 2 High Holiday seats)
Sustaining Single Membership:    $895/year (includes 1 High Holiday seat)

Basic Membership

Family Membership:   $795/year
Single Membership:    $450/year

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is for individuals and families who are full-time members of another congregation, but wish to maintain a relationship with B'nai Israel and support our work.

Associate Membership Family:   $400/year
Associate Membership Single: $250/year

Alumni Membership

Alumni Membership is for individuals and families who were once members of B'nai Israel and have since moved from Baltimore, but wish to maintain a relationship with B'nai Israel and support our work.

Alumni Membership Family:   $400/year
Alumni Membership Single:    $250/year

Student Membership

For individual full-time students who are not working and not receiving stipends. Family category includes two High Holiday seats at no extra charge. Single category includes one High Holiday seat at no extra charge. Associate Members in the student category will receive a 10% discount. 

Student Membership Family:   $400/year
Student Membership Single:    $250/year


Click here for our ONLINE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Click here for a PRINTABLE MEMBERSHIP FORM
 

Membership Benefits

HIGH HOLIDAY SEATS
Members have a choice of preferred seating in our historic and breathtaking sanctuary. Children's services are also provided and babysitting will be available for those who would like to take advantage.

SERVICES OF B'NAI ISRAEL RABBI
B'nai Israel's rabbi is available for a full range of life cycle -and other services for synagogue members. These services include but are not limited to pastoral counseling , bris, and baby-namings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, hospital visits, and bereavement services.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS

  • Reduced rate for High Holiday seats, Programs, and Special Events
  • Reduced Rate Private Party/Simcha Rental Rates for Synagogue and Museum Space
  • Special Negotiated Rates with Select Vendors, including 1840s Ballroom and Pier 5 Hotel
  • Online access to review your donations

PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES
B'nai Israel's calendar of programs and activities include:

  • Regular Friday, Shabbat, and Sunday morning services and Holidays
  • BIYA - B'nai Israel Young Adults, Baltimore's premier young adults group offers social programming, monthly Shabbat dinners, and more.
  • Holiday programs
  • Weekly Kiddush Reception
  • Downtown Beit Midrash/Torah Cafe study series with food and drinks

MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO:

  • Serve on the Board of Trustees and vote on all matters brought befoer meetings of the Congregation.
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