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Who is Beth Sholom?

Beth Sholom's members come from a wide variety of socio and economic backgrounds. All are inspired to choose Beth Sholom Temple due to its warm, engaging congregation. From Reform to Orthodox, we strive to meet the needs of the entire Jewish community of Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties. Membership ranges from those who have attended for thirty and forty years to those who joined just last month. The old and the young, we've come to Judaism through a variety of ways, from birth to conversion.

A Message from Membership

The Membership Committee of Beth Sholom Temple personally invites you to be a member of our vibrant and diverse congregation. We hold weekly Friday night Shabbat services. We also have shorter morning services and Torah study on Saturdays. 

Our Religious and Hebrew School provides our students with a comprehensive program that leads to an in-depth and meaningful bar/bat mitzvah experience, as well as continuation to confirmation.

Activities and opportunities abound! We offer adult classes in Hebrew and Judaic studies and community projects such as the holiday meals we provide for the local homeless shelter residents, in addition to Sisterhood, Youth Group, Book Club and Sunday morning Bagel Bar, just to mention a few. There are numerous ways you may want to get involved in temple life at Beth Sholom. We have opportunities for participation and volunteering at services, on a committee, through Religious School or one of our Temple groups.

As you consider Beth Sholom Temple for your Jewish congregational home, we encourage you to contact the Board President (president@bstva.org) or the Office (office@bstva.org).  If you are interested in becoming a member of our family, please use the form below.  If you are interested in converting to Judaism we have an active conversion program. Please contact the Office for more information.  

Click on the word calendar to see our schedule of services, meetings and events. In addition, we have an official BST Facebook page upon which we publish various activities of interest.    

Again, we look forward to your membership and the strengths you can add to our temple family.

 

2021-22 Membership Update

No form to fill out to continue your membership from  2020-21 for 2021-22 starting July 1, 2021. 
 

With NO suggested dues increase this year, we rolled over your dues commitment from 2020-21 to 2021-22 with payments due from July 1, 2021.   

See the chart below for the suggested dues for 2021-22.

Your dues commitment from last year was added to your shulcloud account on June 25, 2021, with payments starting July 1.  If you were enrolled in a credit card or echeck payment plan, the same method was set up.   No action needs to be taken by members unless they want to increase or decrease their dues commitment from last year for 2021-22.    If any changes are needed, contact treasurer@bstva.org. If you have not already signed up to pay your dues by echeck (no charge) or credit card (3% fee), again please contact treasurer@bstva.org to set this up.  

Send all dues payments to Beth Sholom Temple, 805 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA   22406

Suggested Dues Schedule for 2021-22

  

    Monthly Quarterly Semi-annually Annually
Family Family household     $219 $657 $1,314 $2,628
Single or Senior

Singles, Single parent household,
or Seniors (65 or over)                            

$156 $468 $936 $1,872
Under 30 or Active Military   $62 $186 $372 $744

 

Dues are voluntary.  No one will be excluded from membership for the inability to pay the suggested dues rate.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Ellen Grady at treasurer@bstva.org  or 703-975-1503 .

If you want to make a change in your commitment for 2021-22 or your payment plan, or have any other financial questions,  please contact Ellen Grady at treasurer@bstva.org or 703-975-1503 .

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