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Renew Your Membership

What Does it Mean to be a Member of JRC?

  • You belong to a community that embraces diversity, mutual support, heartfelt communication, and the incorporation of Jewish values and traditions in everyday modern life.
  • You’ll have access to JRC’s clergy for life cycle events for you and your immediate family.
  • You’ll be invited to festive social occasions, like Shabbat potlucks, meet & greets, and our annual gala.
  • You can engage with fellow members not just when you're at JRC, but also in our private members-only Facebook group.
  • You’ll have access to our membership directory, as well as be able to make tuition payments and donations in our secure online system.
  • You’ll receive High Holiday tickets for the adults in your household (children don’t need tickets) and significant discounts on extra tickets for close relatives (like parents).
  • You are eligible (and enthusiastically encouraged) to join the committees and task forces at JRC that reflect your interests. You’re also eligible for election to our Board of Directors and have voting rights.

When should I renew my membership?

Each year we ask that you reaffirm your commitment to the community be renewing your membership before July 15. 

Incentive for families registering for Religious School: If you register and set up your payments before July 15, you will lock in last year's tuition rate! After the deadline, Religious School tuition will increase 5%.

Membership renewal can all be done online!

  • Log in: Simply log in with your email (the one you gave JRC has as your contact information) and password
  • What's my password? If you don't remember your password, or you haven't set one up yet, please select "forgot my password" and enter your email address. A link to setup a password will be emailed to you. 

Renew Your Membership Online

There are different categories of membership at JRC based on age demographic. Please click on the following membership category type that pertains to you from the selection below. If a 404 error pops up, please double check you clicked on the correct category. If you believe there is an error with your account, reach out to the JRC office at  info@jrc-evanston.org:

Dues ranges

We're continuing our practice of offering a dues range rather than a fixed amount for each membership category. If you are able, please make a commitment above the minimum amount for your household. Please also consider joining our Circle of Chai by making a donation above and beyond your membership commitment. Your generosity helps JRC maintain our religious, educational and social action activities, as well as our longstanding practice of welcoming anyone regardless of ability to pay. 

See all dues ranges and other details about membership renewal here

Expenses will be added automatically

If you have any charges or payments on your account, they will automatically be included on your form.

  • Maintenance Fund
  • Youth Activity fees 
  • B'nai Mitzvah
  • Annual commitments for a pledge to Pillars of Chai: JRC's Campaign for the Future 

Choose your own payment plan

With our online system, you can choose when you want to make payments. Monthly, quarterly, weekly, all at once...whatever fits your lifestyle. You can set up these automatic payments to be made through a credit card or by e-check, all online. 

If You Have Children...

First, renew your membership, then you will be sent a link to complete your Religious School or Early Childhood Center registration.

Prefer to use pen and ink?

Download a Blank Membership Form


 

Did you know that all of our Early Childhood families are members of the congregation?

We are proud to include Early Childhood families in our intergenerational community, and we hope that your family will forge relationships to take you through the next stages in all of your lives. We hope you will continue to be a member when your children graduate from the Early Childhood Center. 

Financial pledges are an individual choice, and your contributions support not just the Early Childhood Center, but also important progressive programming and social justice initiatives. By supporting the congregation, we hope you will feel a sense of belonging in a vibrant, active community.

Not a member yet? 

Learn More about membership

Try a taste of JRC

Questions?

Please contact us at info@jrc-evanston.org or 847-328-7678. We look forward to another year together - and many more!

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