Interest and Involvement Information
Here at Temple Beth El we value active participation and depend on each member to build and sustain our vibrant community. Our hope and expectation is that every member engages in meaningful ways and we believe that sharing our time and talents deepens connections and strengthens our community. Please tell us how you would like to help our community thrive.
Temple Beth El’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30th. Dues will be prorated as the year progress. Our community uses a Fair Share Dues Commitment system suggesting 2% of your gross annual household income with a minimum of $500.00. We believe no one should be denied the opportunity to experience Jewish community for financial reasons. If you are unable to to meet the minimum request, please contact the office @ 865-524-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org and the Ways and Means chairperson will be happy to discuss this with you.
You can be assured that you will never be asked to reveal your income. However, it is important to understand a Fair Share Dues Commitment system is based on the honor system and each member is asked to act in accordance with what he or she know “is the right thing to so.”
The cost for a Temple Membership averages $1,995 per membership unit to meet Temple Beth El’s operating budget. Fair share dues are a critical component to the financial health of Temple Beth El and account for over 77% of our annual budget.
If you are an active member of Heska Amuna or Oak Ridge Jewish Congregation and are interested in a dual membership, the recommended dues is set at $500.00 per family. You must be a member in good standing at your primary Synagogue.
Temple Beth El
3037 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
P: (865) 524-3521
F: (865) 525-6030
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