New Models for Community Membership (Core & Seed)
Core Membership is for those at the heart of our community, and it comes with big perks like High Holy Day tickets, Youth Education, Bar/Bat Mitvahs, Weddings and Life-Cycle events, and private access to our rabbi/s.
Seed Membership is a model designed for new friends and guests from out of town who love what we do, or young folks not yet part of a community. At $18 or $36 per month you get invited to all of our free events, and discounts to ticketed events. A weekly-wisdom letter from Rabbi Zach arrives every Friday to wish you Shabbat Shalom. Most importantly, you're seeding the future of Jewish wisdom for humanity.
Coffee with the Rabbi
Rabbi Zach would love to answer your questions about The New Shul, and share stories of spiritual evolution. Email Rabbi Zach at here to set up your date, or call us at the office at 212-284-6773.
Enroll in Rishonim and BKS (Youth Education)
Rishonim and BKS are open to core members. We are striving to build a new type of Jewish community beyond the classroom walls. We want our children to feel connected to each other at services, events, and all our community celebrations. Tuition varies by program. To enroll your child(ren), use the forms located here. Don’t forget the emergency form!
Need more info?
Contact us at 212-284-6773 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get your questions answered or receive a membership packet.
Top Ten Reasons I’ll Never Join a Synagogue (But why you might want to join The New Shul)
I don’t want to be a member of a synagogue, I just want to be there when I need it.
The New Shul is a grassroots community (with lots of anti-institutional, non-joiner types!). Without your membership support, we simply won’t be here.
I don’t like services.
The New Shul is about lots more than services! Our calendar is packed with many different kinds of events, programs, classes and spiritual experiences. We’re also exploring ways to redefine ‘services.’
I hated Hebrew School.
Many of us were also turned off by Hebrew School. That’s why we created Rishonim and Big Kids Spirituality. Kids actually like it! Come for a visit and you’ll see why.
I don’t believe in God.
At The New Shul we’re constantly questioning, grappling, doubting and exploring. That’s what keeps it interesting.
I only go once a year anyway.
Once you become a member, you might be surprised to find that you come more often.
My wife/husband/partner isn’t Jewish.
The New Shul welcomes everyone. We’re proud of the diversity within our membership – interfaith, single, gay, couples, straight, families, reform, conservative, orthodox, reconstructionist, atheist…
I don’t like organized religion.
We’re not that organized.
I don’t want my level of observance/non-observance to be judged by others.
We’re not your parents’ shul. We don’t follow any particular party line – we draw from many sources of Jewish tradition and create some pretty compelling ones of our own.
I’m spiritual but not religious… actually I’m culturally Jewish, but not into ritual… actually, I’m just not sure what being a Jew means in the 21st century….
You’ll feel right at home.
I’m just not interested.
Are you so sure? You’re reading this, aren’t you?