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IKAR is fueled by the love, talent, and creative investment of each of our community members. Our membership is an expression of individual commitments and a way for each person to expand his/her Jewish horizons through learning and spiritual growth.

  • What we ask of you
  • Membership Contribution Levels
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When you join IKAR, we ask that you (1) share in the building of our community, (2) engage in Jewish learning to stretch your heart and mind, (3) join us in working toward the tikkun — repair — of our city, our country, Israel, and the world through Minyan Tzedek, our social justice initiative, and (4) help us build and sustain IKAR with a financial contribution. Our model is based not on membership dues, but on tzedakah contributions. We ask you to contribute not only because of the benefit to you/your family, but because you know the organization is doing good and important work in the world.

We’ve been exploring ways for membership contributions to cover a greater percentage of our annual operating expense — which will in turn minimize the need for multiple appeals throughout the year, and help us plan better at the start of each fiscal year.

Two years ago we piloted our Sustainability Model to help us strengthen the financial health of our community in the long term while remaining consistent with IKAR’s dynamic and inclusive approach.

On your membership brit, you’ll notice the choice between three membership contribution levels:

AIDER
Our standard membership. You love IKAR and want to make it official.

ABETTOR
You are fired up about supporting an organization you know is making a difference.

CO–CONSPIRATOR
Our sustainer level contribution, calculated using the approximate cost per member unit to operate IKAR. Our co-conspirators are total rockstars.

Whatever contribution level is possible for you right now, please know how much we appreciate you and your support.

5778 Membership Rates

Current + former members: Check your email for your personalized membership link; please use it for renewal – and do it by June 29 to catch early bird rates.

First-time joiners, email Claire.

Got Qs? Check out our membership FAQs.