Membership at Or Shalom
Or Shalom is always happy to welcome new members. Feel free to attend our Shabbat Services or other holiday and learning events. We have a special email address for people interested in finding out more about Or Shalom.
Or Shalom’s community has a rich and diverse range of talents, and ask that you provide us with your skills and interests to help direct and support our various committees, projects, and board members. Please fill out Or Shalom’s online membership form. If you prefer paper, just download and print this Or-Shalom-Membership-Application-Form-(clicking this link downloads a Word file to your computer) and return it to the Or Shalom office.
According to Or Shalom bylaws the board of directors needs to approve new member applications, which require new members to both fill out the online form above, and provide one of the membership payment options prior to the board’s review.
Membership fees contribute to the operating budget or Or Shalom, including programming and salaries.
Effective October 2015:
- Single Annual Membership: $980
- Family Annual Membership: $1,960
Membership includes High Holyday attendance at no additional cost.
Members of Or Shalom and anyone wishing to become a member, after completing the membership form, may pay membership dues by credit card or by cheque using our new secured online membership payment.
Or Shalom asks each member to make a one-time $2,500 contribution to the Building Fund, for upkeep and upgrades to the building. This contribution can be spread over a number of years.
It is Or Shalom policy that an inability to pay full membership dues should not prevent a new member or family from joining our congregation. In 2015, Or Shalom introduced an option for families to become full members but set their own dues level suitable to their time in life, in the expectation that this amount will grow to the annual dues level in time. Here’s how to make an online pay-what-you-can-afford membership.