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Membership Application and Information

At Temple Emanu-El, we welcome all who wish to participate in Jewish life: singles, couples and families in all their forms, interfaith couples, individuals with disabilities, and all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or financial means.

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The minimum membership dues for the fiscal year beginning
June 2018 is $1,650 for one-member households and $2,000 for
two-member households.

We currently offer two exceptions to this: a reduced rate for Associate Memberships
(for individuals between ages 21 and 29) and Lowenstein Family Memberships.
(NOTE: No one is ever denied membership for financial reasons; please call the Membership Office at (212) 507-9514 to let us know of your needs.)

As safety remains one of our top priorities, we will continue to charge a security fee of $125 per adult in each household. This fee helps us maintain the highest standard of professional support and a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Associate members are asked to contribute $25 per adult in each household.

Dues are billed in June each year and cover most aspects of membership in Temple Emanu-El, including services by the clergy, use of the facilities, access to member-only events and services, and complimentary general admission to most Streicker Center programs and events. Dues also are a credit toward reserved seating during the High Holy Days. (Tickets to Open Seating services
for the High Holy Days are included in temple membership.)

Prospective temple members should download and complete an application for temple membership and return it to the Membership Office.

Use our secure, online credit card form to pay membership dues and Religious School tuition, as well as to join our auxiliaries.

Sanctuary Seating

Seating is available in both the Fifth Avenue Sanctuary and the Leon Lowenstein Sanctuary. Temple members wishing to add seating to their membership, as well as persons interested in becoming temple members, should contact Jessica Ingram, our director of Member Services, at (212) 507-9514 or [email protected].

Refer to the following tables and examples for the contribution per seat:

Per Seat Section
$1,500 A
$1,200 B
Per Seat Section Per Seat Section
$3,475 E $1,245 J
$2,700 F $1,100 K
$2,025 G $1,100 L
$1,725 H $1,000 M


Contact our Membership Director.

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