Dues and Fees

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July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

 

Annual Dues
Fewer than 18 years with TBS* $2,835
18 or more years with TBS (Chai)** $2,400
Seniors (65 and older)*** $2,125
Active Military Please contact Lynn
Please see below for Special Dues Categories
Religious School:
Pre-K Free (first year only)
Grades K-3 and 8-9 $485
Grades 4-6/Hebrew School $785
Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Grade 7) $1,740
Confirmation (Grade 10) $1,250
Post Confirmation (Grades 11 & 12) $175

*Prayerbook Fund Fee: $54 (one-time fee for new members only)

  • The fee for Grades 4-7 is for Sunday Religious School and Tuesday Hebrew School.  The fees for all other Grades are for Sunday Religious School only.
  • For Hebrew School and Religious School, there is a ten percent (10%) discount for families with three (3) or more paid tuitions (not to include students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten or Post Confirmation).
  • Religious School tuition is non-refundable.
Brotherhood Dues: $36
Sisterhood Dues: $40
Special Categories:
Note: Where applicable for dues, all ages will be as of July 1, 2019. 
Young Adult (single, single with child(ren), or married****)
1st Year (up to age 30) approximately ¼ dues – $605
2nd year approximately ½ dues  – $1,415
3rd year approximately ¾ dues  – $2,120
Age 33 and older Full dues – $2,835
(****If married, membership is based on age of the older member of the couple, as of July 1, 2019.)
Dependent Parents of Members: No dues – A contribution is appreciated.
Adult Children of Members (L’dor V’dor)

L’dor V’dor memberships are based on the member’s age as of July 1, 2019.

23-29 years old, unmarried, no children $118
30-35 years old, unmarried,  no children $390
Long Distance Affiliations (must live more than 60 miles from Temple):
Associate $1,700
Senior Associate***** $1,380
Corresponding $200

 

Policies Relating to Dues, Fees, Tuition and Special Fees

Schedule of Dues and Fees:
The schedule of dues and fees is set by the membership at the annual meeting, when acting on budget recommendations from the Board of Directors.

Age-based dues categories are determined based on status as of July 1 of the fiscal year.

**The Chai category of membership is determined by the total years of membership as of July 1 of the fiscal year.  For example, if a member’s 18th year of membership date is after July 1, 2019, they will be changed to the Chai category effective July 1, 2020.

***The Senior category of membership is effective when both partners of the member family are 65 years of age as of July 1 of the fiscal year.

**** The Long Distance Senior Associate membership is effective when both partners of the member family are 65 years of age as of July 1 of the fiscal year.

Billing:

The Temple fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Members of record as of July 1, 2019 are obligated to pay their full annual dues even if they resign their membership before June 30, 2020.  NOTE:  If you join between July 1 and September 30, you are obligated to pay for the entire year, including the entire first quarter.  Unless you have children who will be in our religious school, if you join between October 1 and June 30, you are obligated to pay the fees for the quarter in which you join, plus the rest of the membership year.  If your children will enter our religious school in the fall, you are obligated to pay for the entire fiscal year.  (The only exception to this policy will be for families relocating here during the school year.)

As a convenience for our members, members have the option of being billed on a quarterly, monthly or annual basis.  (L’dor V’dor members are billed on an annual basis only.)  For members electing the quarterly option, one-fourth of their total annual obligation is billed at the beginning of each calendar quarter, i.e., on or about July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1.  Members choosing the monthly option will be billed on the first of each month.  The annual option is billed on or about July 1.  Again, note that while dues and fees may be billed monthly, quarterly, or even annually, at the member’s option, the total annual amount represents the member’s obligation to Temple B’nai Shalom for that membership year and must be paid in full.

Payment is due upon receipt of the bill.  Payments are considered overdue 31 days after the invoice date.  Members may prepay dues and fees at any time.  

Temple B’nai Shalom offers the following payment options:

  • Checks (made payable to Temple B’nai Shalom or TBS; mail to Kesef Accounting Service, P.O. Box 418, Montvale, New Jersey 07645)
  • ACH withdrawal either initiated by the member through their bank, or pulled by Temple B’nai Shalom’s bookkeepers per member request.  There is no fee added on to these ACH transactions for our members.
  • Credit Cards (we do not accept American Express).  We add a 2.5% fee for dues and tuition paid by credit card.  (We do not add the fee for credit card donations.)
  • Transfer of stocks.  Please click here for instructions.

Religious School fees must be paid in full when children are registered for the school year ahead.

Direct all billing questions to Lynn Richmond at 703-764-2901 or lynn@tbs-online.org.

Good Standing:
To remain in Good Standing, members must be current in payment of dues and fees.  This means that the current quarter’s dues and fees must be paid no later than 90 days after the invoice date.

If a member’s check is returned for insufficient funds, a $25 fee will be assessed.

Members who are not current in payment of dues and fees are not in good standing and will not receive rabbinical services or High Holy Day tickets, cannot enroll or retain children in Religious School, and cannot vote at the Annual Meeting or at any special meetings.  In extreme cases, the Board may, at its option, decide to terminate membership for members substantially in arrears.

Members who are unable to remain current in paying their dues should contact the Treasurer to discuss the situation.  Alternate arrangements may be possible.  Click here to download our Financial Consideration application.

Tax Deductions:
Members should consult their tax advisers regarding deductibility of dues and fees.  After the end of the calendar year (usually in January, or as early as practicable), a statement of all payments made to the Temple is mailed to members consistent with Internal Revenue Service requirements.