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Any person of the Jewish faith, over 18 years of age, may become a Member of the Congregation, subject to review by the Rabbi and Board of Directors. If you need additional information please contact our office at or 202.882.7225.






2024-2025 Membership Rates

OPTION A: Annual Giving Membership Plans

We are also excited to share our new Annual Giving Plan options for those who are able to make an additional philanthropic impact. Annual Giving plans allow the synagogue to create a culture of philanthropy in our community ensuring our synagogue's sustainability.

This year, we will have five distinct Annual Giving levels with each level receiving different benefits. We hope each membership unit will consider becoming part of our important annual giving program.

Our Annual Giving program will have the following benefits this year:

- Recognition throughout the year (All Levels)
- High Holiday Tickets (All Levels)
- Mishloach Manot (All Levels)
- Full Page Ad in the Journal and to tickets to the Spring Celebration (Chai & Pillar)
- Full Page Ad in the Journal (Builder)
- Reduction (20%) in one building rental during the year [non-Shabbat] (Sustainer, Sustainer Plus, and Builder)
- One free rental in the building [non-Shabbat] (Chai and Pillar)

Annual Giving program levels:
Sustainer: $4,000 annual/$333 monthly - Covers roughly half of all costs incurred by a typical household during the year
- Sustainer Plus: $6,000 annual/$500 monthly - Covers roughly 3/4 of all costs incurred by a typical household during the year
Builder: $8,000 annual/$667 monthly - Covers full costs incurred by a typical household during the year
Pillar: $16,000 annual/$1,333+ monthly - Covers full costs associated with household participation at Ohev Sholom + sponsors another household in participating fully, as well
Chai Society: $20,000+

* individuals receive a 30% discount 

OPTION B: Membership Plans

Membership Plans (excluding Associate and Under 30) include High Holiday seats, but do not include donations for the High Holiday Appeal & Yizkor Book, Mishloach Manot for Purim, and Annual Gala Celebration. Please select the best plan for you and continue to support our appeals throughout the year. (Our dues cycle runs July 1 - June 30).

No one will be turned away from membership for financial reasons.  Please contact Director of Operations, Steven Wernick ( or 202.882.7225) who will be happy to work with you to reach an arrangement concerning dues (including payment plans and discounts) in a completely private manner.  It is more important for you to be a part of our community as a member, and contribute what you can, than to not join at all.  We sincerely appreciate your support at whatever level you are able to give.

We will follow up on your application within 7-10 business days. Please contact our office at or 202.882.7225 with any questions.

Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784