Membership Commitment

Financial Support

We hope that your affiliation with CBSRZ brings you joy, meaning, and lasting friendships. May our years together fulfill your passions for prayer, learning, social justice, and community.

Synagogue members make annual financial commitments that support CBSRZ as an active and vibrant religious, educational, and cultural institution. Membership pledges pay for the professional and support staff, subsidize our youth educational journey, and provide the funds needed to cover the expenses inherent in operating a Jewish community.

Membership Categories


One or two adults and any children under 26 living at home.


Young Member

One or two adults and any children 18 or under; oldest family member 32 years of age of younger.

Summer Member

One or two adults who have a permanent residence in another state and are in Connecticut for six months or less each year.

Second Synagogue Member

One or two adults and any children living at home who are full members in good standing at another synagogue. Letter of good standing from first synagogue membership required.

Membership Pledge

Basic Dues



  • Single/Single Parent: $1,660
  • Family: $2,560

Young Member

  • Single/Single Parent: $780
  • Family: $1,280

Summer Member

  • Single/Single Parent: $1,280
  • Family: $1,280

Second Synagogue Member

  • Single/Single Parent: $780
  • Family: $1,280


Fair Share & Chai Dues Contributions

Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek depends on Fair Share dues contributions to assist those who are unable to meet minimum requirements, but would like to be a part of our congregation.


Any amount you are able to pledge in excess of basic membership dues will help us continue to provide a full spectrum of religious, cultural, educational, and related programs.


Fair Share

  • Single/Single Parent: amount greater than $1,660
  • Family: amount greater than $2,560


  • Single/Single Parent: amount greater than $2,700
  • Family: amount greater than $5,400

Adjusted Pledge/Variance

We honor all of our members and those who wish to be members of CBSRZ. A core value of our community is that financial limitations will never be a barrier to membership. If you are unable to pledge our basic category, please contact the Treasurer to discuss a financial commitment for membership that works for you.


Stephen Rozenberg


Building Pledge

In 1998, we undertook the raising of funds for a new synagogue building. The response was remarkable, as $5 million was given or pledged, enabling us to forgo a mortgage. New members are asked to pledge, for a defined period beginning in the second year of membership, funds for capital needs in the present day, as part of the community effort.

  • Single: $1,625 ($325 per year for 5 years)
  • Family: $2,500 ($500 per year for 5 years)
  • Summer Member: $1,250 ($250 per year for 5 years)






Friday Evenings

  • 7:30 p.m.

First Fridays

  • 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat
  • 6:30 p.m. Potluck
  • 7:00 p.m. Service


  • 9:00 a.m. Weekly Holy Scrollers Torah Study
  • 10:30 a.m. 2nd Saturday Shabbat Morning Service & Light Kiddush Luncheon


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