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Membership Application

We welcome you to join our VBS community!

If you are an existing member looking to renew your membership for the 2020-2021 membership year, click here

For new incoming membership, please complete the form below.

Welcome to an exciting new year at Valley Beth Shalom! We are delighted to have you join our VBS community. As a member, you are a stakeholder in and builder of our community, and your partnership is imperative to the health and vibrancy of VBS. 

To join us for the coming year, please complete the membership form below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Natasha Benzaken, Membership Manager, at nbenzaken@vbs.org or by phone at 818.530.4008.

Membership dues are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Once paid, dues are non-refundable.

MEMBER INFORMATION

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION

CHILD INFORMATION

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
Member 1
      Member 2
Name • Relationship • Secular Date (before sundown)
Name • Relationship • Secular Date (before sundown)

YOUR CONNECTIONS

Please list your emergency contacts in the event that there is an emergency, due to illness or any other reasons.

YOUR INTERESTS AND BACKGROUND
VBS prides itself on creating an atmosphere of fellowship and community. We need community to share life, a circle of friends for support and celebration, a congregation to share our prayers and dreams, and rabbis and teachers to help us grow. We encourage you to take an active part in synagogue life and get the most out of your membership. Review the VBS Membership Brochure for descriptions of the interests listed below. Please select from the following areas of interest for each adult member.
 
RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES
LEARNING
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES & FEES 2020-2021
Family memberships include 2 Temporary High Holiday tickets.
Single memberships include 1 Temporary High Holiday ticket.
Synagogue Membership
Synagogue Membership
VBS NextGen Membership
VBS NextGen Membership
Senior Membership
Senior Membership
Please note: Discount is only applicable for the 1s and 2nd years of membership
50% discount for 1st year of membership
25% discount for 2nd year of membership
Please note: Discount is only applicable for the 1s and 2nd years of membership
50% discount for 1st year of membership
25% discount for 2nd year of membership
Newlyweds Membership
Jew By Choice Membership
Jew By Choice Membership

The following categories do not include High Holiday tickets, voting, religious school or B’nai Mitzvah:
 

The following categories do not include High Holiday tickets, voting, religious school or B’nai Mitzvah:
 
Associate Membership
Associate Membership

Affiliate Membership
Deducts 40% off membership fees. Eligible for families that are dues-paying members of another synagogue comparable to Valley Beth Shalom and register their children in the VBS Day School or ECC. Your other synagogue will be required to complete the Membership Confirmation Request Form. For more information please contact Natasha Benzaken, Membership Manager, at nbenzaken@vbs.org or by phone at 818.530.4008.

Affiliate Membership
Deducts 40% off membership fees. Eligible for families that are dues-paying members of another synagogue comparable to Valley Beth Shalom and register their children in the VBS Day School or ECC. Your other synagogue will be required to complete the Membership Confirmation Request Form. For more information please contact Natasha Benzaken, Membership Manager, at nbenzaken@vbs.org or by phone at 818.530.4008.

MANDATORY FEES
Not applicable to Newlyweds, Jews By Choice or Associate Memberships.
Paid for the first 10 years of membership; Supports the upkeep of our facilities.
Paid for the first 10 years of membership; Supports the upkeep of our facilities.
Paid each year, Security Fees maintain the safety of our campus.
Paid each year, Security Fees maintain the safety of our campus.
Paid each year, Security Fees maintain the safety of our campus.
Paid each year, Security Fees maintain the safety of our campus.

YOUR VBS COMMUNITY (Optional Items)

Enhance your Valley Beth Shalom membership to enjoy the best opportunities to share Jewish learning, caring for others and the celebration of life's greatest moments. Personalize your membership to best fit what matters most to you.
 
VBS Premier
* Premier PLUS+ members will receive additional benefits:
- A special Shabbat Service and Dinner with Clergy
- LA|Kosher catered dinner for 6 delivered to your door
Youth Department Membership
Youth programming to develop leadership skills, engage in social projects and create lasting friendships

Sisterhood Membership
A place for women of all ages and stages to connect and socialize
Please note that monies are sent from VBS to National Organizations. Once submitted, these fees are non-refundable.

Brotherhood (Men's Club) Membership
Community-based activities for men
Please note that monies are sent from VBS to National Organizations. Once submitted, these fees are non-refundable.

Hazak Membership
A Jewish community of seniors dedicated to lifelong education and enrichment

Mercaz
Mercaz works to increase the impact and influence of Conservative/Masorti Judaism on Israeli Society, encourages religious pluralism and secures funding for Masorti Movement programs.
Please note that monies are sent from VBS to National Organizations. Once submitted, these fees are non-refundable.

New Year's Greeting
Send High Holiday greetings to the VBS community

Scroll of Remembrance
Memorialize your loved ones in our Yizkor Book

MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTION

Statement Mailing Preference


 
Optional Credit Card Coverage Fee: The synagogue incurs credit card processing fees each time a member uses their credit card. Please help us cover this cost by making an optional 3% donation and it is tax-deductible. You will have an opportunity to do this before submitting your payment.

Clicking SUBMIT below will confirm your payment amount and give you an opportunity to choose your payment method.

Thank you!

 

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