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Congregation B'nai Tikvah welcomes all interested members of the Jewish community to our
spiritual home. We are a thriving, Reform congregation dedicated to learning, music-infused
prayer, personal relationships, and a commitment to social justice. We welcome all who are
looking to explore the many innovative paths to the meaning that Judaism has to offer.

B’nai Tikvah offers a variety of ways to fulfill the mitzvah of making your annual dues pledge in
support of our diverse and active community. Membership is first and foremost about being
part of Jewish community life and creating connections. The financial support from our
members provided through your membership commitments is the foundation upon which
everything else that we do together is possible. We sustain our community and each other
when we give what we can in a spirit of generosity.

The standard annual commitment level for membership for the fiscal year beginning July 1, and
ending June 30, is $3230 plus a mandatory $275 building maintenance fund contribution. Both
membership annual commitment and the building fund contribution are tax-deductible. If this
commitment level is beyond your means, please contact our Executive Director at

Commitments may be paid either in full by check or you may choose to make withdrawals from
your checking account or credit card through the Members section of our website. You may
choose from various methods that work for your household (annual, semiannual, monthly or

All members are asked to co-sponsor an Oneg (finger foods) following Shabbat services once a
year. This may be done by signing up for a week of your choice to contribute one of the noshing
components to the oneg. Many people choose a date that corresponds with a Yahrzeit or
special Shabbat.

Please note that Religious School fees, if applicable, are separate from the membership

Membership Privileges and Activities
1. Seats for High Holidays for immediate family members in household (all seats are
2. Personal counseling and the assistance of the Rabbi and clergy on all occasions of joy or
3. Shabbat services throughout the year and observance of all Jewish holidays, in person
and virtually when available.
4. Eligibility for Religious School and Hebrew School attendance and B’nai Mitzvah
5. Adult learning opportunities
6. Subscription to B’nai Tikvah’s newsletter Tikvah Talk.                                                                                                                                        7. Participation in the Temple’s organized groups such as Adult Education, Men of CBT, and
Sisterhood as well as committees such as Chesed, (Caring for members in need)
Membership, Religious School, and Social Action.
8. Yahrzeit reminders and readings, and Yizkor services.
9. Privileges of Union for Reform Judaism participation.

Become a Member Form

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Home Address Information
Child Information (through age 25)
Please use the plus (+) below to add your child/ren to your account
Please list the names of loved ones who have passed away by clicking on the blue plus sign. A notice will be sent annually on the anniversary of their passing.
If you choose the option to observe on the Hebrew date, our system will automatically convert the English date of death to the Hebrew calendar.
Please use the plus (+) below to create your yahrzeit list.
Get Involved, Get Engaged, and Strengthen Our CBT Family

Please let us know how adults or teens in your house would like to be engaged with our community to help focus our planning.

Annual Congregational Commitment
Any amount under $3230 must be approved by the Executive Director, who can be contacted at or (925) 933-5397, before the submission of this form.


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