2023 - 2024 Annual Membership Page
We all value this vibrant and amazing community. We have endured a couple of difficult financial years due in large part to the Covid pandemic. We now graciously and respectfully request your help.
The CY fiscal year begins on July 1st. We are asking all members to complete the annual pledge form indicating the amount of support you will be able to provide this year. Here is the link to the pledge form.
Our annual budget is $191,000 which covers the Rabbi’s salary and benefits, our wonderful new space at Center for Spiritual Living and a few other expenses. We need approximately $2,000 a year per household. Many of our members are unable to pay that amount and we gladly accept any voluntary contribution as no one is turned away. Many of our members are able to pay more and all together, we support each other and our cherished community.
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)
Pay your Membership dues with these easy links below:
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:
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 email@example.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.