WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY MEMBERSHIP? Becoming a member at Temple Beth Rishon means that you have become a part of a warm, inviting community. In addition to tickets to our High Holiday Services, your membership includes access to our clergy for life-cycle events, complimentary admittance to festival luncheons and dinners, the opportunity to register your child(ren) in the Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School, entry to our extensive Lifelong Learning programs plus a roster filled with community activities and events that you and your family will enjoy throughout the year!
MAY I VISIT TEMPLE BETH RISHON OR ATTEND A SERVICE BEFORE I JOIN? Absolutely yes! We would be happy to welcome you for a tour of our facilities or to attend a service or to observe a class. Please call the temple office at 201-891-4466 to set up an appointment or email our VP of Membership, Stacey Frenkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW MANY MEMBER HOUSEHOLDS DOES TBR HAVE? Currently, we have a thriving community of over 430 member families.
WHERE DO MOST OF YOUR MEMBERS LIVE? Since we are easily accessed via Route 208, we draw members from areas near and far. In addition to the close surrounding towns of Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Franklin Lakes, and Hawthorne, we also welcome members from Fair Lawn, Oakland, Glen Rock, Ramsey, Mahwah, Allendale, Upper Saddle River, Wayne, Ringwood, Wanaque, Pompton Lakes, and New York State – just to name a few!
WHY ARE DUES REQUIRED? Temple Beth Rishon is not only a place of worship, but also a center of community learning, enrichment and activity. We need your dues and donations in order to maintain our state-of-the-art facility and provide the religious, educational, and social activities that our members enjoy and have come to expect. Our conscientious Executive Committee and Board of Trustees volunteer their time to ensure that your contributions are managed in a fiscally responsible manner.
IS A BUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED? Yes, full families, married couples and single members (over the age of 36) are required to contribute to the community building fund which is used for the upkeep of our facilities. The building fund payment may be paid over a period of five years and may be deferred for the first year of membership.
WHAT IF WE HAVE MADE A BUILDING FUND CONTRIBUTION TO ANOTHER TEMPLE? For members who have contributed to a building fund at another temple, we offer the following accommodation: upon presentation of a letter of confirmation from your former temple that you paid a building fund fee of $1500 or more and that you were a member in good standing, we will waive the Temple Beth Rishon building fund fee. If the original building fund fee was less than $1500, a credit in that amount will be issued toward TBR's building fund fee.
WILL AN INTERFAITH COUPLE OR SOMEONE FROM THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY FEEL WELCOME AT TEMPLE BETH RISHON? We welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds to join our community. Temple Beth Rishon prides itself on being an inclusive community and we are dedicated to supporting you and your family’s commitment to a Jewish lifestyle.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP? Absolutely. Since our members come from a variety of familial and stage of life situations, we offer membership categories to accommodate these situations. Call our main office at (201) 891-4466 or access our on-line membership applicationhere.
IS PRESCHOOL TUITION INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP DUES? Not all members have children of preschool age; Therefore, theAndrew Friedland Early Childhood Learning Center has a separate tuition requirement. Our professional staff and state-of-the-art new facilities provide children with a wonderful learning environment. Visit the Early Childhood Learning Center page to discover our extraordinary preschool facility and information on the fees required for attendance.
IS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL TUITION INCLUDED IN MEMBERSHIP DUES? Not all members have children requiring the Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School; therefore the tuition and fees are in addition to your membership dues. Visit the Religious School page to discover what we have to offer your children or grandchildren.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR UTILIZING THE SERVICES OF THE RABBI OR CANTOR FOR LIFE-CYCLE EVENTS?While contributions are always welcome, no official fee is charged for these services.
ARE YOUR FACILITIES HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE? All of our facilities are accessible to the mobility impaired and comply with applicable ADA requirements.
WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY? We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions. Please reach out to our VP of membership, Stacey Frenkel at email@example.com call our office at (201) 891-4466 for more information.