A Synagogue Like No Other
_ We welcome you to join our congregation and help support the religious mission of our synagogue by providing a spiritual home for all Jews. Our synagogue has many activities to offer. They include daily minyanim, Shabbat services with separate youth and tot shabbat services, Hebrew School, Nursery School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah training, Hebrew learning classes, Bible classes, kosher kitchen and catering, gift shop, library, day and evening lecture series, holiday events, etc. Our Shabbat services are rich in content, filled with prayer, learning, song and fellowship, followed by a delicious Kiddush. There is babysitting for young children who, at the conclusion of services, hurry to the Bimah to join in the singing of Ayn K'Elohenu. Family Shabbat dinners are held regularly during the year. In addition, we support local organizations such as the SPCA and Toys for Tots.
We understand the benefit to families to be a member of a congregation, especially one such as ours which is full service to include many beyond what others offer. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity and that this is the start of a long relationship of your family and ours at Congregation Kneseth Israel.
The information you furnish the Congregation will be kept strictly confidential. It is for our records and to help us to better serve you and your family.
By submitting this form, you are confirming your application for membership in Congregation Kneseth Israel and certify that the information given in this application is true.
The funding needed to carry out our operations, salaries, administrative, office and maintenance supplies, upkeep of the facilities, religious ritual items and mailings come from membership dues, High Holy Day seats, contributions, and fundraising efforts. Membership in the Synagogue includes educational events and discounted social events during the year, voting privileges, our monthly newsletter, babysitting services, ability to join and chair a committee, the membership directory, services of clergy at life cycle events, and free admittance to services with a family-friendly Kiddush following. High Holy Day seats are provided at no cost your first year of membership.
Currently, dues are $2,000/year for a full family membership and $1,o00/year for an individual prorated on a monthly basis January 1 through December 31. An Associate Affiliation option is available for $100 for individuals that live 35 miles or more outside of Annapolis. Payment plans can be set-up through the CKI office. Various arrangements for payment include automatic withdrawals, credit card withdrawals, electronic payments. Payments can be set-up monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. We offer discounts to the following:
1. Newlyweds receive free membership for one year beginning the first day of their marriage.
Please enclose a check payable to "Congregation Kneseth Israel" with your application and mail to: Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. You may prefer to “pay now” and electronically mail your application to CongKnesethIsrael@gmail.com.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Congregation Kneseth Israel office at 410-263-3924 Thank you for your support!
*It is our Synagogue’s policy never to deny membership for financial reasons.