We welcome members at all stages of life. Our members range from families steeped in Jewish tradition to those new to Judaism, including many interfaith couples. We invite you to visit us at Sunday School, during an Adult Education session, at High Holidays or for a Shabbat service. To schedule a visit, email[email protected].
To become a member, visit our application here. Here, you can also enroll children in Sunday School classes and reserve your space for High Holiday services. All registrations and payments can be completed online.
Our fee schedule is below. We work to keep dues as low as possible and welcome members regardless of ability to pay. Considerations available include extended payment plans, service exchange and fee reduction. Financial aid determinations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about our dues structure or would like to discuss financial arrangements, please contact our Treasurer, in confidence at [email protected]hchai.org.
Fees at a Glance
Family = $875
A family membership covers a two-parent family and all children up to age 21.
Single-Parent Family = $745
A single parent family is a household with only one adult or a household with two adults with a second, paid religious affiliation.
Individual = $530
Associate = $230
An associate membership is available for families residing more than 50 miles outside the Washington D.C. area. Membership includes tickets for up to two adults in your family for all three High Holiday services.
Full Time Student (over age 22) = $300
Sunday school fees vary by grade. Children enrolled in Beth Chai’s Sunday School must have a Family membership in Beth Chai’s congregation.
Note: Membership fees qualify as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.