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Membership Application
Welcome to CBE

At CBE, membership is open to all who wish to explore their connection to Jewish culture, spirituality, religious practice, and education.

We strive to be absolutely inclusive—to provide access to to Judaism to individuals and families at every stage of life; to those who are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and non-Jewish family members; to those who have led actively Jewish lives and those who are seeking to discover what Judaism means to them. We welcome and members of every gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and ability.

Please complete this application in its entirety and a member of our team will be in touch with you right away. Membership and annual commitment information can be found on our website. We believe that the cost of membership should never prevent anyone from joining our congregation.

If you have any questions about your annual committment, or would like to have a confidential conversation before you join, please contact Maribeth Batcha, our Director of Membership and Engagement, at or (718) 768-3814 x214.

Member 1 Contact Information

Mailing Address

Member 1 Religious Background

If you are unsure of the exact date, please leave this blank for now.
Synagogue, organization, or performing Rabbi
City and State and Country if outside of US

Member 2 Contact Information

What do you preferred to be called?

Member 2 Religious Background

Synagogue, organization, or Rabbi
City and State and Country if outside of US


Child 1 Information (Under 18)

Child 2 Information (Under 18)

Child 3 Information (18 and Under)

Child1 Information (Over 18)

Child 2 Information (Over 18)

Child 3 (Over 18) Information

Additional Information

Members can always make appointments to meet with our clergy by reaching out to the clergy member directly. 

If you have been a CBE member before, please select Yes, and write in the years of your previous membership. 

Yahrzeit Information

There will be an opportunity to add additional names. If you do not know the exact dates, you may leave blank. Members can update this information at any time.
First and Last Name
Ex: Maribeth Batcha's Grandmother 

First and Last Name
Ex: Maribeth Batcha's Grandmother 

First and Last Name
Ex: Maribeth Batcha's Grandmother 

Youth and Family Opportunities

Shir L'Shabbat: Ages 0-5

Shir L’Shabbat is a weekly service geared towards young families with infants and young children up to age 5. It takes place at 9:30 AM on Shabbat mornings, and all (CBE members and non-members) are welcome to join. The Shir L'Shabbat newsletter provides updates on programming for families with young children.

The Early Childhood Center (ECC): Ages 2-5

The Early Childhood Center at Congregation Beth Elohim is a preschool dedicated to providing children ages 2 to 5 with a learning environment that nurtures their growth, curiosity, and self-esteem.

Yachad: Grades K-12

Yachad is CBE’s signature K-12 Jewish and Hebrew education program.

Adult Opportunities

Membership Category and Payment Information

Once you complete this application, you'll receive a statement for the standard annual commitment from our finance office and a welcome email from our Director of Members Services Maribeth Batcha, who will set up time for a welcome call with you. 

Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Members are automatically renewed, but not automatically charged. 

Annual commitments are aged based. If there are two adults in your household, you will both be considered members. We feel that it's important for all family members to be welcomed and included at CBE's events, programs and services. In two adult households, commitments are charged based on the age of the elder adult member. If you have an adult member of your household who feels strongly that they not be considered a member, please let us know in the additional comments below.

CBE never wants financial considerations to be a barrier to membership. If you'd like to talk about receiving an adjusted commitment, please note that in the additional comments section below.

Tzedek Membership

In setting the standard annual membership commitment, CBE seeks to balance financial sustainability with wide accessibility to the community. The costs of running CBE are substantial; membership contributions cover a portion of the cost.

For those with the financial capacity, we offer the voluntary opportunity to contribute a total of $6,525 (instead of the standard commitment).  

Upload a photo!

Please upload a recent family photo here. We can accept JPEG or PNG files. This photo will not be shared publicly; it is just for our clergy to be able to see and start to know our new members. Thank you! 

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