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Membership

Click here to access the membership form.

Please note, the membership year runs from January - December.

Join Us!

By becoming a member you are a partner in our shul and our community. Members enjoy discounted events throughout the year, including high holiday tickets and special CRO dinners and lunches. Members have access to a membership directory, which allows easy access to those you have been meaning to get in touch with during the week. Members also have a vote at our Annual and Town Hall Meetings. We believe, however, that the intangible benefit, knowing that you are supporting a shul as unique as Ramath Orah, far outweighs the tangible benefits. 

CRO takes pride in being a warm, welcoming congregation. We welcome you to be a part of it.

Our shul relies on membership dues in order to cover the costs of operation and maintain our synagogue and its programs. 

Membership Rates

If would like to discuss paying at an alternate rate to the ones listed below, please contact the office directly.

Patron Membership - $2500                                                                           Participate in our new premium option to show your support of CRO - includes a family membership and donations for all additional line items to support Ramath Orah's expenses and programming.

Family Membership - $1300

Individual Membership - $650

Student Membership - $125

The following discounted rates are available to those under 30, for their first two years of shul membership:
 

Young Professional Family Membership - $700

Young Professional Single Membership - $410

Associate Membership - $180                                                           For those who live outside of the Manhattan area OR are a primary member of another synagogue and wish to support and be connected to our community

 

Community Expenses

Please note that in addition to your membership, we have included line items to cover our communal obligations to the Upper West Side.
  • The Manhattan Eruv
  •  West Side Mikvah
  •  Yoetzet Halacha

We have also added a line to indicate a contribution towards our Shabbat Children's Programming, which benefits our entire community, and Kiddush (just one dollar a week!). We endeavor to keep our membership dues as low as possible. If you have been blessed with the opportunity to make a larger donation, please do so.

If you are having financial difficulties meeting the membership dues obligations, please contact our Rabbi or the membership committee to discuss alternate financial arrangements. All conversations will be kept completely confidential.

To sign up for membership online, you must be logged in to your account. If you don't know your password, the weekly announcments email has a link that will log you in to your account.

If you are logged in, click here to access the membership form.

Membership dues paid to Ramath Orah are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, in the year in which they are paid. 

FAQ about Membership

When does the membership year run?

The membership year runs from January - December of each year.  You have the option of signing up in the fall for the upcoming membership year. For example, if you renewed or signed up in November 2019, you would be a 2020 Ramath Orah member.


Are memberships tax deductible?

Membership dues paid to Ramath Orah are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law, in the year in which they are paid.


Are payment plans available? What if I can not afford the full cost of membership?

Payment plans are available through the ShulCloud system; you can pay monthly or weekly amounts.  If you have financial difficulties meeting the membership dues obligations, please contact our Rabbi or the membership committee to discuss alternate financial arrangements. All conversations will be kept completely confidential. 

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