Join as a Member

Your gift to Beyt Tikkun is tax-deductible in the USA.

When you join as a member, you become part of our community. You receive High Holiday and all other celebrations and Beyt Tikkun events for free from the time you donate till the next Rosh Hashanah. If you join after Passover, then the membership extends through the following year. The cost is 1% of your household income but not less than $400 for a couple or $300 for a single. Children are free.

You can also pay monthly or quarterly, or if you want to be a member but can’t afford this much, we will work out a way you can afford it: call Alden at 510-644-1200 or email, Monday-Friday 9 am – 1 pm Pacific time.

Money is not our bottom line. We believe every institution and social practice (including our economy, political system, legal system, educational system, cultural systems) should be judged efficient, rational, and productive not to the extent that they maximize money and power (the capitalist Old Bottom Line) but rather by our New Bottom Line: the extent to which they maximize our capacities to be loving and generous, kind and empathic, actively supporting environmental sanity and social justice, uprooting racism in all its forms, capable of treating others as a manifestation of the holy (and not valuable solely to the extent that they meet our needs), and responding to the universe with awe, wonder, and radical amazement.

Prayer services are not restricted to members. However, we invite you to consider joining our synagogue if you understand and agree with the conception of Beyt Tikkun summarized on this site. We welcome anyone who is interested in the process of actualizing this particular vision. We have a very low membership fee and we are committed to building a community of people who share our fundamental conception.

  • The basic cost of membership is 1% of your annual (gross) family income, but not less than $300 (for singles) or $400 (for couples). Membership includes High Holidays tickets.
  • We are also offering a $75 membership to young adults between the ages of 22 and 29.

If you cannot afford the membership dues, please let us know and we will work something out. No one will be kept from joining solely for lack of ability to pay. We have some opportunities available for people to exchange their special skills and talents for a modified membership fee. So please don’t let money be a factor in joining Beyt Tikkun.