Here at CBS, membership is about much more than simply joining a Synagogue in order to receive benefits. Membership is a way to help signal your support for our community, and help us to continue to provide the valuable communal services we've become known for. From daily and weekly services to classes and social programming, joining CBS is a great way to show your support for our programming and activities. To request more information, please contact the Office.
Benefits of Joining Today:
Availability of Clergy Our members regularly meet with Rabbi Dolinger to discuss topics ranging from Jewish law to important life events and decisions. Rabbi Dolinger is warm, friendly, and is happy to meet with members to be of service in any way he can.
Services Membership helps support our daily and weekly services, a staple of CBS. Our daily morning and evening minyanim provide opportunities for daily prayer with a minyan (prayer quorom) and the recital of kaddish for those in mourning. On Shabbat, our spirited and musical evening services, along with our well-attended Shabbat-morning service (followed by a kiddush each week) provide a warm home for the observance of Jewish ritual, and allow members to pray, study, and form lasting friendships.
High Holy Day Services At CBS, we're known for our moving and uplifting High Holiday services. From Rabbi Dolinger's practical and insightful sermons to the moving tunes and melodies of our talented guest Cantor, Dr. Stuart Rappaport, CBS is truly the place to be during the High Holidays. Members are entitled to seats free of charge!
A Wide Range of Synagogue Events and Programs Throughout the year, CBS runs many exciting special events. These include movie night, wine tastings, game night, scholars-in-residence, special Shabbat and holiday meals, an annual picnic, and more.
Adult Education Opportunities Check out the Adult Education link in our programming tab to see the wide array of exciting classes offered on a weekly basis.
Other Benefits Cemetery Plots: Plots can be purchased from a Lincoln Park Cemetery in a reserved Orthodox section. Please contact the office for details.
Sponsoring Kiddushim: Only members may host a private party on Shabbat morning.
Opportunity to participate in Arba Minim & memorial services (Kaddish, Yizkor)
Opportunity to vote on shul matters
Room Rental Fees: Significant discounts for renting the social hall for both large and small gatherings
Only members are allowed to utilize the social hall for a main affair on Shabbat morning
Significant discounts to have a Brit Milah/Aufruf in the shul
Reduced dues are available by arrangement. In collaboration with the treasurer, efforts can be made if a family or individual needs help paying their dues.
To help us save on credit card processing fees, if you choose to pay in full, please pay by check or ask the office for an invoice so you can pay by bank transfer.
If you would like to pay by PayPal/Credit Card monthly, please use the PayPal buttons. You will be redirected to Paypal's site (which is secure).
Write checks to: Congregation Beth Sholom 275 Camp Street Providence, RI 02906 Write DUES in the memo line.