Membership

Thanks so much for your interest in membership at Kolot Chayeinu!

NEW and RENEWING members
can join/rejoin by filling out our

5778 online membership form
.

If you prefer paper, please download either the 5778 new member form or the renewing member form, and return the completed form to: Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, 540 President Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (718) 395-9950 or membership@kolotchayeinu.org and we'll help. Please acquaint yourself with our Mission and Values, check out our unique Fair Share Dues Structure, and then head over to our Donate Page!

Why join? And why now?

If you’re looking for warm community, joyous Jewishness, intentional engagement, and critical questioning, make this the year you become a member and help shape Kolot’s exciting future. Read more about our exciting transitions and new rabbi search here.

ŸConnect with others. Find support and be supported within our respectful and caring community. Learn about our Gmilut Chasadism committee and other groups that foster relationship building and acts of loving kindness. 

ŸExplore ancient & contemporary texts with the Torah Study or Jewish History Book Groups.

ŸReach into Shabbat. Stimulate your mind and rejuvenate your spirit.

ŸEnroll your child for a Children’s Learning Program class or activity.

ŸParticipate in anti-racist programming & learning offered by the Race Working Group or join the Social Justice Committee.

ŸBe a voice in the selection of our new Settled Rabbi and the future direction of our Congregation!

“I love that my family, like other Kolot families, will be seen, supported and asked to serve on behalf of the whole. While we ascribe to the core values of this community, our aspirations for a just world and how we practice our Judaism is not monolithic and we find value in the diverse ways in which we use and join our voices.” - Imani Romney-Rosa, 41, Flatbush

“Kolot is the place where my queer Jew-by-choice self is not only respected, but valued. All voices, minds, and hands are expected to contribute and take responsibility for sustaining a vibrant ritual community, as well as enacting tikkun olam in the streets and in partnership with other communities.” – Joseph Hayden, 29, Prospect Park South

"I enjoy breaking bread and conversing with Kolot members in almost any context, as our congregation is full of talented and engaging individuals. In particular, I enjoy our Jewish History Book Group, in which we have explored and contemplated many aspects of our past and what it means for Jews today." - Josh Rubin, 54, Park Slope

"Having joined right around the election and inauguration I have come to view my 2 hours a week or so at Kolot as safe space, as a haven in a hideous world and that has meant the world to me." - Hasia Diner, 70, Greenwich Village

As our mission statement says, “All hands are needed to build our community.” We need and want yours! Now is the time!

The Logistics

DUES: Kolot Chayeinu has a Fair Share Membership Dues structure. Please read our Dues Q&A on the Fair Share Dues Policy to better understand the expectations of Kolot members. If you need further information or clarification, please email info@kolotchayeinu.org

PAYMENT: Send checks separately or through ShulCloud. Click here for the Donate Page. Please be sure to mark/memo where you'd like us to apply your payment. If mailing, send to 540 President Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

KOLOT AND YOUR PERSONAL DATA: The personal & financial information Kolot Chayeinu members share with the office is handled with the utmost care. Only a small number of Kolot staff and Board members have access to it and we maintain confidentiality as part of our responsibility for fiscal oversight, financial planning, and fundraising. Financial information is never made public except by special arrangement and with consent of the contributor. If you have any concerns about your personal or financial information, please contact the Rabbi (rabbi@kolotchayeinu.org), President (president@kolotchayeinu.org), or Executive Director (executivedirector@kolotchayeinu.org).

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