By Michael J. Lippitz and Rabbi Adam Chalom In the past decade, dozens of American Jewish congregations have experimented with alternatives to fixed annual dues. Articles on voluntary contribution models appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy in 2012, 2013 and 2015, as well as in … [Read more...] about Will “Voluntary” Synagogue Membership Dues Survive COVID-19?
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By Barry S. Mael In January 2012, an article was written in eJewishPhilanthropy about Temple Israel of Sharon, Massachusetts and its leadership’s journey towards a dues model change. Since that time many reports, articles, studies and books have appeared on the topic, e … [Read more...] about Dues Model Change Only a Piece of Financial Sustainability Puzzle
The world has changed and so has the zeitgeist from which our present community infrastructure was born. By Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss The question is not and cannot be, “What can we do to save our synagogues?” even though to not ask that question raises so much angst over wh … [Read more...] about Anchors Away: In response to: Alternative Dues Models and the Larger Paradigm Shift
By Robert Evans and Bryan Schwartzman When Allison Fine first became president of Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, N.Y., she was immediately struck by the process by which new and existing members applied for dues relief. “The idea of having to declare that you couldn’t aff … [Read more...] about Alternative Dues Models and the Larger Paradigm Shift in Synagogue Life
By Barry Mael For several years now synagogue dues and membership models have been the focus of spirited discussion in the Jewish world. The question about dues speaks to the heart of the post-World War II North American Jewish model, since the system has become so ingrained … [Read more...] about What Does the Torah Say About Paying Dues?