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PSJC Membership

Our Members

PSJC warmly encourages families and individuals of all ages, gender identity, races, cultural backgrounds, and interfaith couples to join our community. Our members include artists, musicians, graduate students, yoga instructors, bankers, writers, social workers, rabbis, teachers, and more, ranging in age from infancy to retirement. We have families with three generations in the community and individuals who just moved to the neighborhood.  We hope you will learn more about our community and our missionstaff, and programming. PSJC Shabbat services and most of our programming is open to non-members. We invite you to visit and learn more! Please introduce yourself to an usher or member of our staff if you are visiting. We are proud to be a "pay what you can" synagogue. 

How do I Join?

Visit our online new members application - we'll be in touch as soon as we receive it!  If you need assistance with the form or have any questions, please email to be put in touch with a member of our staff.

Why Join PJSC?

Joy, melody, enthusiasm and spirit define religious life at PSJC. The benefits of membership in this supportive community are vast and include opportunities for engagement, learning and connecting with one another. Membership includes support during life cycle events, High Holy Day tickets for immediate family members, discounts at PSJC programs, eligibility to enroll in Hebrew School, rental discounts and a wide variety of engaging opportunities.

Getting Involved

Seeking to jump in and get involved?  Download our informational flyer below or visit our committees page on the website!

How do I determine the right level of dues for me?

At PSJC, members determine their own dues.

Our greatest priority is to welcome everyone who wants to be part of our community. Dues and contributions from members make up 65% of our operating budget. To thrive, to properly maintain our building, and to plan for emergencies, we ask that you choose a dues amount that is as high as possible for you. To help put dues in perspective, please consider the following.


Supporter - $1,300 per adult member ($2,600 for two adults)
If every member supports our community at this level, we can cover our basic operations. We hope that everyone who can do so will choose to contribute at this level or above.​

Sustainer - $1,800 per adult member ($3,600 for two adults)
If every member of our community were to give at this level, we could thrive and properly provide for rainy days.


Builder - $2700 per adult member ($5,400 for two adults)
This level sustains the community while supporting another member of more limited means. 

Choosing your own dues

We recognize that not everyone will be able to contribute at these levels, and we invite you to pick a dues amount that is appropriate to your circumstances. As guidance, we suggest considering 1 - 2% of your annual income, which is in line with a fair share model used by many congregations. Whatever you choose, know that your support is appreciated.

PSJC is its members, and we are building this community together.

Want to talk about ways you can get involved at PSJC this year?

Email or call 718-768-1453 x102

Aileen Heiman, Director of Education and Engagement

Questions? Need assistance?

Email or call us at 718-768-1453

Stephanie Cooke, Synagogue Administrator

Antonia Tsangaris, Office Assistant

Have a lifecycle event to plan or a pastoral need?

Reach out to Rabbi Carie at

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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