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Welcome to our Temple Family!

Membership Co-Chairs,

Leslie Podolsky & Kim Sheintel

We are so happy that you are interested in our joining our community. We love our congregation and hope you will join in its life and vitality.


Why join us?

  • Diverse selection of programs throughout the year.
  • A place to worship for the High Holidays.
  • Complimentary membership to Brotherhood and Sisterhood for the first year of your new membership.
  • Invitations to new member events.
  • Rabbinical services for life cycle events and hospital stays.
  • Receipt of Temple news and mailings
  • The good feeling of supporting a temple and future generations of Jewish life.
  • And the most wonderful benefit of all: our congregants - your new extended family.

The temple is sustained by the generosity of our members, through dues and contributions. Please see below for basic membership rates and special rates for the Cornerstone Society.

How do I become a Member?

Call the Temple office at (941) 371-2788 or email us HERE.


Membership Rates

Basic Dues for 2023/2024

Maintenance Fund is payable over a 5 year period.

  • Family Membership: $2,250 + $1,500 maintenance fund
  • Our Jewish Future: $360 for families with children in kindergarten - 10th grade
  • Single Membership: $1,275 + $1,100 maintenance fund
  • Young Family (Age 25-34): $1,170 + $500 maintenance fund
  • Young Single (Age 25-34): $900 + $375 maintenance fund
  • Non-resident Family Associate: $1,065
  • Non-resident Single Associate: $715
  • Young Adult (Under 25): Free

We offer special membership rates for families with children under age five.

Tot Shabbat is $108 for the year and Tot Shabbat Kindergarten is $360 for the year. Please contact us for details!

Cornerstone Society

Members of our Cornerstone Society have voluntarily raised their annual dues to support Temple Emanu-El. They enjoy special gatherings and honors, and the gratitude of our temple membership.  The maintenance fund obligation is waived for those who join as Cornerstone members.

  • Chai: $18,000
  • Benefactor: $11,000
  • Partner: $8,000
  • Pillar: $5,500
  • Sustainer: $3,700

Note: The rates above reflect a discount with payment by cash or check.

As a welcoming congregation, we strive for the inclusion of everyone wishing to become affiliated with Temple Emanu-El. If financial assistance is needed for membership dues or the building maintenance fund, our Financial Secretary will gladly work with you.

Wed, May 22 2024 14 Iyar 5784