2021 - 2022 Annual Membership Page

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, we continue to grow. Chadeish Yameinu has many new members and the summer months are filled with educational opportunities, Shabbat celebrations and B'nai Mitzvot. However, our ability to fundraise this year was extremely limited due to the pandemic. Our budget took a major hit. But because of a federal PPP loan, we were able to withstand the brunt of painful financial hardships. 

 

We exist because of you! Membership Dues are crucial to our survival as a congregation. If you have not completed fulfilling payment of your pledge for the 2020-21 fiscal year, please do so before the end of June .Membership | chadeishyameinu

 

As the 2020-21 fiscal year is coming to a close, and as we budget for the year ahead, CY needs a clear picture of our pledges for the 2021-22 fiscal year. We exist because of you, and your donations. Remember, however, all levels of dues are welcome.  No matter how much a person or family contributes, everyone is appreciated, welcomed, and respected. No one is turned away.

 

It takes about $1,800 per member/family to support our amazing Rabbi and ensure that we meet our organizational operating expenses. We recognize that there are many who cannot contribute this amount, and we are grateful for those who can contribute this amount or more, so that we can continue to offer membership benefits to all who wish to join us. Again, any pledge is welcome. Below are some general guidelines to help you in your decision to pledge:

 

We recognize and very much appreciate that members like to support CY with additional donations throughout the year (Yahrzeits / In Honor Of / etc.). However, knowing how much we can count on through your pledge commitments gives us confidence to plan an operating budget for the year. Please consider a membership dues/pledge that reflects your desire to support CY. 

 

Our operating budget works best if everyone contributes. It is the most effective way you can ensure the continuing success of our organization. 


It is also easy to pay dues with your credit card through our secure PAYPAL account. To create a payment plan, follow the links below (you do NOT need to create a PayPal account if you do not have one)

If paying by check, make sure you write on the check that it is for payment of "DUES". You may also send us several post-dated checks at once, if more convenient.

Please send your check(s) to: 

Chadeish Yameinu

P.O. Box 3578 

Santa Cruz, CA  95063

 

This year, we have opened a TD Ameritrade account so members can support Chadeish Yameinu through stock donations.  (Stock Donation | chadeishyameinu)

Please email treasurer@cysantacruz.com for questions about our stock donation program and to update us on any planned transfers. 

Finally, check to see if your employer has a “matching donation” program that allows you to multiply your dues support.  If your company does not have such a program, BENEVITY is one organization which we know of that will work with companies to set up this kind of  charitable giving program for employees. 

Why Become a Member of Chadeish Yameinu

It’s like being a citizen of the community, rather than a visitor. 

Being a member of CY means you:

  • Support the ongoing existence of a vibrant, spiritual community that is available for everyone to plug into in his or her own way.

  • Make it possible to have our rabbi by helping raise the funds (through your dues) to pay him.

  • Are eligible to enroll your children in our school, bar/bat mitzvah program and youth group.

  • Have access to rabbinical advice and counseling.

  • Get free or lower admission to events.

  • Get our weekly newsletter, the Aleph Branch.

  • Have access to posting emails to the community listserv instead of read-only status.

  • Automatically become a member of ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal.

  • Can participate in decision-making, join a committee or the Board of Directors.

  • Pay lower fees for lifecycle events.

  • Have access to our rabbi for mentoring in spiritual leadership skills and building your Jewish knowledge.

  • Help us provide free regular Shabbat services and free drop-in adult education classes.

  • Keep Jewish renewal alive in Santa Cruz for ourselves and our children.

Watch a wonderful Youtube Video about the Chadeish Yameinu Community.