Financial Information

As a new member, your first year’s dues are free. Ohev Shalom has a fair share annual financial contribution system. That means that your commitment is based on your income level.

Ohev Shalom offers a reduced membership rate for young members and families.

In addition, families with at least one child enrolled in Kehillah Early Learning Center receive a 10% discount on their total dues amount.

Although we rely heavily on the financial support of our congregants, Ohev Shalom welcomes all Jews to become members of our synagogue. If you feel that our congregation is the right place for you, we want you to join us regardless of your ability to pay. In cases of unusual hardship, adjustments can be made through the Financial Adjustment Committee. The process is highly confidential. Please speak with our Executive Director, Missy Lowdermilk, if you have any financial concerns.

Building Fund/Restoration Fund
In order to maintain our building and grounds, each new member is required to make a $750.00 pledge to the Building Fund. The pledge can be paid in either one total payment or in installments over the first five years of membership. Payment is not expected until you complete your first year of free membership, but you are welcome to begin paying earlier if you desire.

Friends of the Seminary
Members of all congregations that are part of the United Synagogue movement are urged to voluntarily contribute $18.00 per year to support the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Your monthly financial statement will reflect your optional participation in this program.