Membership

Welcoming You From the First Shalom

Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) is a connected family that exists to make life’s Jewish journey more meaningful by advancing the richness of Jewish values and traditions through worship, social action, education and community.  CBI is a nationally recognized all-inclusive Reform Synagogue known for its innovative services, commitment to Tikkun Olam and exceptional programs including an APPLE accredited award-winning Early Childhood Program, an accredited religious school and renowned adult education programs. Whether you are immersed in Jewish tradition or exploring it for the first time, CBI welcomes you from the first shalom!

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Member benefits

COMMUNITY

  • Develop a personal relationship with clergy who will share in your lifecycle events
  • Opportunity to study with our clergy in weekly Torah study groups, and in other learning opportunities in which we explore a variety of meaningful topics
  • Participate in congregant led Shabbats
  • Join CBI's Adult or Junior Choir
  • Admission to all High Holy Day Services, plus reciprocal admission privileges for High Holy Day tickets at any Reform synagogue worldwide

SOCIAL ACTION

  • Access to organized social justice programs to serve the greater community as a Jewish group through our social action arm of the synagogue, our Kantor Family Center for Justice
  • Programs include: Yom Kippur Food Drive, Feed the Community, Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day, MLK Interfaith Service, Sandwich Brigade, monthly collections, Little Free Pantries, Fight Against Hunger
  • Weekly opportunities for mitzvot and tzedakah
  • Partnerships with local charitable organizations

WORSHIP

  • Opportunity to attend lectures, events and concerts that explore Jewish culture and tradition
  • Opportunity to enroll students K-12 in our Religious School (SLJ) and youth programming
  • Advanced ticketing and special pricing for our CBI Inspires Events, including our Rosenthal Speaker Series
  • Inclusion in our Adult B'nai Mitzvah program
  • Complimentary admission to all Nagle Family Film Festival events and many CBI-sponsored events
  • Access to CBI's monthly Book Club
  • Enjoy complimentary membership for the year for all families with children actively enrolled in our Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education (NCECE)

EDUCATION

  • Eligibility to serve on the Board of Trustees and other leadership positions with opportunities to forge friendships with fellow congregants throughout your Jewish journey
  • Access to join our CBI auxiliaries (WRJ / CBI Sisterhood, Brotherhood, ARZA) and attend social events throughout the year
  • Subscription to our quarterly e-magazine - Shelanu, including a printed High Holy Days special edition
  • Access to travel programs to Israel for adults, families and individuals led by our clergy
  • Discounted rate to cemetery plots for immediate family members in a dedicated section of Star of David in north Ft. Lauderdale

Your membership commitment is tax-deductible, as a charitable contribution to a non-profit organization.

Membership Levels

Family/Single Parent

  • Includes children through age 24
  • Oldest member of household is 36 years of age or older
  • Building Fund required

Prime Membership

  • Families with children 25 years or older
  • Building Fund is optional for members 65 years of age or older

Young Singles/Couples

  • 25-29 years of age
  • No Building Fund required
  • Not available if you have children enrolled in our schools

Early 30s Singles/Couples

  • 30 to 35 years of age
  • No Building Fund required
  • Not available if you have children enrolled in our schools

Associate Membership

  • Must be full paying members at another congregation
  • High Holy Days Admission not included
  • Not available if child enrolled in our schools

Winter Membership

  • High Holy Days Admission not included
  • Not available if child enrolled in our schools

Help Make Membership Possible For Others Join The Shomrim/Guardian Society

The Shomrim/Guardian Society was created with the purpose of making Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) membership possible for those who are unable to pay full dues or tuition. Members of the Shomrim/Guardian Society generously contribute additional funds to help ensure that every child can receive a Jewish education and families have access to membership.

Level Cost
Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Circle$27,000
Amudim (Pillars) Circle$18,000
Rabbi’s Circle$12,500
Tzedakah (Justice) Circle$7,200
Chai (Life) Circle$5,400
Bonim (Builders) Circle$3,600
Mitzvah Circle$2,700