Monday 20 August 2018 :: 9 Elul 5778
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What Etz Chayim Can Offer You

Membership at Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue means different things to different people. For most of us active synagogue membership is an affirmation of the responsibility we all share of sustaining our rich cultural and spiritual heritage and ensuring the survival of Judaism in the modern world. And Etz Chayim is, quite simply, a wonderful place to be Jewish.

We welcome our members’ diverse talents and interests. At Etz Chayim you are not taken for granted. You are both valued and valuable.

A supportive membership is the only means by which Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue can remain in existence, offering comfort in times of need and community in times of joy. We cannot be here for you, unless you are here for us. By being a member of Etz Chayim you contribute to the joyous celebration that is our community life.

Benefits of Membership

Membership of Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue enables you and those who may be joining with you to fully engage with the rest of our vibrant community. You will be able to take full advantage of all our events and activities. You may choose to play a part in creating our programs and services by joining some of our special interest committees and groups.

As a member you can participate in Festivals and Life Cycle events.

At Beit Sefer Chayim and B’nei Mitzvah program your children can learn the skills they need to live as Jews in the modern world. The adult members of your family can take advantage of stimulating discussions and family education programs on Jewish themes as well a full range of social activities. As a synagogue member you also have the opportunity to make a difference both within the congregation and community at large, and to share your skills and interests with others and connect with the people who make Etz Chayim the friendly and caring place that it is.

    Benefits include:
  • A welcoming Synagogue offering a supportive community and meaningful services
  • Inspirational High Holy Day services using Gates of Repentance
  • A full calendar of Festival services
  • Educational opportunities for the whole family
  • Diverse and exciting activities planned to suit the whole family
  • Pastoral care
  • Assistance and back up from a team of experienced volunteers
  • Regular communications, including our monthly magazine HaKol and our weekly email Ho’da’ot
  • Attendance at the AGM and participation in all Synagogue elections
  • The opportunity to become a member of a committed Jewish community
  • Lots of fun and lifelong friends

We Value Your Membership

The policy of Etz Chayim Progressive Synagogue is to ensure that no person feels unable to be a full partner of this congregation due to financial difficulty. Please contact the office for more details of our fee structure or to discuss your financial commitment.