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Membership

A Place for You
You have a home at Knesset Israel. Our diverse, unpretentious community unites around accepting a range of Jewish belief, even as we keep up a vibrant practice of Conservative Judaism. People of all stripes - age, gender, single or partnered, Jewish or non-, interfaith families - are welcome. The best way to get involved here is to start attending social events, baking hamantashen in our kitchen, coming to services or dropping in on our classes for all ages. Whatever your age, whatever your Jewish interest, however long you have called the Berkshires home, you will find the warm embrace of community. As you become more involved, you may join KI in a way that makes sense for you.

Our Traditional and Kesher memberships appeal to people who live in the Berkshires permanently or year-round; our Chaver membership, with its different set of privileges, welcomes seasonal residents of the area.


Knesset Israel Membership Policy and Information
Knesset Israel welcomes new applications, and offers three categories of membership. All applicants are invited to choose the category that best suits their lifestyle and requirements. We are in the process of upgrading this part of our website with new forms and links. For more detail, please contact the K.I. office.


Traditional (Year-Round) Membership: Available to Jewish adults

Kesher Membership:*
Available to non-Jewish adults who have a family relationship with a Jewish member of Knesset Israel. [*Many K.I. households include one traditional and one Kesher member.]

Fees:
Under 35 > One Adult: $600 | Two Adults: $800
Ages 35 + > One Adult: $800 | Two Adults: $1000

After their first year of membership at K.I., Traditional and Kesher members participate in the graduated dues system, through which each member of Knesset Israel contributes in a meaningful way to the ongoing building community.

The congregation is deeply committed to the principle that no one is denied participation because of financial hardship.


Chaver (Seasonal) Membership: Available to seasonal residents of the Berkshires
It is possible to be both a Chaver and a Kesher member.

Fee:
One Adult: $700 | Two Adults: $970

Chaver Members are not asked to participate in the graduated dues system.


Membership Applications

To apply for membership, download, fill in and mail the appropriate form below:
Download Traditional Membership application
Download Chaver (Seasonal) Membership application


Information regarding current costs and fees for Hebrew School, bar/bat mitzvah, facilities rentals, and member rates for funerals and cemetery plot reservation is available upon request.

Dues and event payments and other donations may be made online with an online account or through the synagogue office.

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