Dues on a Sliding Scale

Q.  How much are the dues?
A. Membership for all new members is 10 percent of the standard dues rate for the first fiscal year 
in which you join.  Membership for all those age 35 and under is also 10 percent of the regular dues.  
The membership rate for those age 36 is 20 percent of the regular dues, and, for members between ages 
37 and 40, financial responsibility increases each year by 20 percent of the full amount, so that, by age 
40, a member is paying full dues.  Dues are paid quarterly.  

                                 As of December 2021, dues per quarter are as follows:
Congregant Age: Individual Membership: Family Membership:
35 & under $26.50 $53
36 $53 $106
37 $106 $212
38 $159 $328
39 $212 $424
40 & older $265 $530

Q.   What if I’m under 35 but my partner is older?
A.   The dues rate for family membership is based on the age of the younger adult in the family.
Q.   If I turn 36 in the middle of the year, when do my dues increase?
A.   We operate on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year. Dues are based on a member’s age on July 1 of each 
year and are constant until July 1 of the following year.
Q.   If I join in the middle of your fiscal year, how does the 10 percent rate work?
A.   Your membership will be billed quarterly at the 10 percent rate from the time 
you join until the next June 30, the end of our fiscal year.  For example, if you 
join in February, you’ll enjoy the reduced new member rate for the quarters ending 
March 31 and June 30 of that year.  If you choose to join in July, the reduced rate 
will apply for a full year – four quarters – until the following June.
Q.   I belonged to B’nai Sholom years ago. I miss it and want to come back!  Am I a “new” member eligible 
for a year of dues at the 10 percent rate for the remainder of the fiscal year??
A.   “New” members are defined as those who have not belonged in the previous five years.


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