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As a member of the Jewish community, you are invited to join us -- to learn, pray and celebrate with Jews of all ages and diverse backgrounds.  Our services and activities are open to everyone, adults and families.

 

Through prayer, music, study and, yes, food, we connect with our traditions and share in life-cycle events, as well as teach our children the culture.

 

Highlights of the year 5778 are:

Shabbat services on Friday evenings

Family-centric services and activities

Childrens' Services and Events

Special Succot, Chanukah, Tu B'Shvat and Purim celebrations

Adult Education Classes

 

MEMBERSHIP / ENTRANCE CARD REQUEST 

 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INCLUDES YOUR HIGH HOLY DAY ENTRANCE CARDS.
Membership Forms Available Soon 
Yahrzeit Memorial Board Forms Available Soon and will be due September 12
Yizkor Names Forms Available Soon

 

MEMBERSHIP/TICKET OPTIONS ARE:

Families @ $800

Singles @ $500

 

High Holiday entrance cards for non-members @ $225 per person

 

High Holiday entrance cards will not be mailed. They will be held and given to the first member

of your family who attends services. 

 

It is the policy of the Congregation not to exclude any person from participation in RIJC activities for financial reasons. 

If you would like to discuss your personal situation, please contact Steve Kaufman, Treasurer at 917-376-1417

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND

JEWISH CONGREGATION, PLEASE CONTACT STEVE KAUFMAN AT 917-376-1417.

 

NEW! PAY VIA PAYPAL!

 

TRUSTEES' MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY

 

 Welcome to the RIJC, a significant part of the Roosevelt Island community for 30 years.  We are delighted to welcome you back, or invite you for the first time, to join us for the High Holidays and become a member or supporter.  We are an active, liberal, egalitarian congregation that strives to engage, include, and support the Jewish community on Roosevelt Island.  We are dedicated to increasing meaningful and spiritually engaging participation in all that we do. 

 

We remain committed to offering synagogue membership to all, regardless of financial circumstances.  However, our dues, shown on the back of this document, are only a guide.  It is crucial to understand that membership income at the suggested rates and donations cover only 80% of our actual costs.  With this shortfall in mind, we ask you to please consider significantly increasing your contribution; this increase will allow others to be part of our community and help cover our costs. 

 

We are delighted that so many have enjoyed our Shabbat services and onegs, family dinners, holiday observances, celebrations, and adult education classes.  We must be able to cover the expenditures for these events, as well as the costs to engage our wonderful Rabbi, maintain an appropriate space for services, provide education, and include a cantorial presence for the High Holidays.

 

If the RIJC has been the place you’ve turned to as your Island Jewish resource, please generously reflect this in your contribution.  You may also want to consider sponsoring a particular event or aesthetic improvement in our rebuilt home.  Nina Lublin, our president, or Steve Kaufman, our treasurer, would be happy to arrange this with you.   With your generous help, the RIJC will be able to continue to provide a broad range of services and activities to the Roosevelt Island Jewish community.