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Membership Dues Adjustment Request Form


Membership Dues Reduction

Our policy is not to deny membership based on financial need.  Please note that Dues Reductions do not roll over from year to year and must be requested annually. If you would like to be considered for a dues reduction please select your membership category indicate your request for dues adjustment. Please know your information will be kept private and confidential and is only for a select executive finance group to review.

Dues Adjustment

Check "Yes" if applicable. 
Congregation Bonai Shalom is a membership organization working within a limited budget to bring you outstanding kiddush, programming, services and learning.  Our community works hard to ensure no one is turned away due to financial hardship. When requesting adjustments, we ask that you consider the value of Bonai Shalom in your life as it compares to elective expenses such as cable bills or gym memberships.  

Please note that Bonai Shalom has set its dues level at a level that supports the community but has historically resulted most years in a deficit.   We are limited in the reductions we can provide as the funds come from  the contributions of others in our small community. Approximately 30% of our congregation pays adjusted dues and 40% pay adjusted tuition totaling $140,000 or 25% of our budget.   We have researched and selected the nationwide reference of the fair share dues model for reductions which is based on Household income.   

You must have a payment plan in order and have paid 25% of your total dues by September 1, 2022 to be eligible for High Holiday tickets.

 
We will follow up with a phone call to better understand your situation and discuss.

Building Fund

We’ve been working hard to be good stewards of our properties!  New members of CBS have assessed a one-time Building Fund fee of $3,300, typically paid over six years at $550 per year. If you have been a member for less than six years your building fund contribution this year is $550.  We request members on Dues Reduction to pay at least $120 annually towards the full fees.
If you still have an outstanding balance on your Building Fund Fee, and you have requested dues adjustments you will automatically be billed minimum $10 per month for your building fund contribution.  If you want to enter a higher amount, you may do so as well.

Security Fee

CBS acknowledges the need for security to provide access and ensure safety for all. Therefore, a $136 fee will be assessed for the 22-23 dues year.  Dues Reduction can not be given for the fee. 

Payment Schedule & Method Selection

It is CBS policy that if you are on adjusted dues/tuition you must have monthly payments set up via auto pay by ACH or Credit Card. Please help save CBS money and consider paying your dues by ACH (automatic withdrawal from your bank account)!
 2022/5783. To be eligible for High Holiday Tickets, at least 25% of your dues and fees and any unpaid prior-year dues and tuition balances must be received (or a payment plan in place) by September 1, 2022.
If you continue to charge the card/account we have on file, please select the first choice. If you are changing your payment method please log into your account and add or change your payment method. If you need assistance please contact Lori Cabodi-Padoc at lori@bonaishalom.org.
Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783