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Membership information

Get to Know Us

Joining a synagogue is becoming part of a community. Take some time, kick the tires, and take us out for a spin. Come to services, a lecture or a social event.

Love it? Then scroll down for a membership form. 

Have questions? You can drop by, but better still make an appointment to meet with our senior Rabbi, Rabbi Aron, our educational director Rabbi Schwartz or our exective director Eric Stone.

You can email questions to the membership chair or call the office at 408-358-1751 x9.

Young Adult Membership

Living in the valley isn't cheap, with that in mind we offer a special “New Song” membership for adults 35 and under. Learn more, Young Adult Membership.

 

I'm Ready to Join!

Download the Membership Application (PDF) and the Annual Commitment form (PDF). Fill them out and either send us scanned copies, snail mail them, or drop them off our office at Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

Please make sure all pages of the application are complete (we hate missing information). We hope that all of our members will find ways to be actively involved. If you have any questions about the membership application, please contact Executive Director Eric Stone.

What about Dues?

At Congregations Shir Hadash we ask each household to commit to an annual contribution. This is the primary source of funding for the synagogue. In order to distribute the responsibility for financial support among the members in an equitable manner, we use a Fair Share approach. We ask each household to make an annual contribution that is roughly 1.65% of their annual income. If everyone does their part, we thrive. If not, we have to resort to additional fundraising or curtail programming. To learn more about the Fair Share annual contribution program, please see Financial Obligations of Members.

All members are welcome regardless of their level of financial capability.

To make or update your annual commitment, please download the Annual Contribution Form (PDF) and email to Eric Stone (execdir@shirhadash.org) or mail it to Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

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