If you are not a member of Beit Am, please join! Our Jewish community needs and deserves your support!
By joining Beit Am, you become a part of an active Jewish community that is committed to the mutual support of members' religious, educational, social, pastoral and life cycle needs as it relates to a Jewish way of life. You will be supporting a dynamic Jewish presence in Corvallis including:
- Religious services for Shabbat and for all the major festivals
- Community-wide observance of major Jewish holidays, including High Holiday services, a community seder at Passover, and Hanukkah and Purim celebrations
- A Jewish religious leader in Corvallis
- A building which provides a center for Jewish life in Corvallis
- A Sunday school with an innovative and thorough curriculum in Jewish education
- Observance of Jewish life cycle events, including birth ceremonies, weddings and B'nei mitzvah
- Representation of Jewish interests to school districts, local government and media
- Adult education programs
- Social gatherings of Jewish families in and around Corvallis
- A lending library with a wide selection of hard-to-find books of Jewish interest
- A monthly newsletter
- A web page (www.beitam.org) with links to many other sites of Jewish interest
- A gift shop with a wide selection of Judaica and gifts
- Support for other Jewish organizations in Corvallis, including Hadassah, Hillel and Young Judaea
Many worthy causes request donations of our time and money. None of us can afford to support every good cause that comes along. Supporting Beit Am is worth it! Please consider being a Beit Am member - it is an opportunity to support a Pacific Northwest Jewish cause with a lot of "bang for the buck". Please fill out the enclosed dues pledge form and mail it to Beit Am, P.O. Box 1143, Corvallis OR 97339
Every May begins a new membership year for Beit Am, and with it comes a time to make our pledges to this special community.
If you are a member and have paid your dues: Thanks for your support!
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The Benefits of Membership:
The central benefit:
By joining Beit Am, members become a part of an active Jewish community that is committed to the mutual support of members' religious, educational, social, pastoral and life cycle needs as it relates to a Jewish way of life.
Generally, Beit Am members are entitled to all services provided by our congregation including education (both adult and child), social and cultural events and programs, religious services, use of the building for various simchas and a wide-range of festivities both religious and social.
- Beit Am offers religious services for Shabbat and for all the major festivals. Members attend, participate and lead these services. Members also have the opportunity to become trained to lead services.
- Members can enroll their children in the Sunday School. Sunday School provides an innovative and thorough curriculum in Jewish education. Children of members may apply for scholarships to support a variety of educational experiences, including Hebrew training and B'nai mitzvah classes. Some additional fees may be required.
- Members have an opportunity to participate in decision making by the Beit Am Board.
- Members may serve on the Beit Am Board of Directors or other committees.
- Members have use of the Beit Am building to celebrate life cycle events (birth ceremonies, wedding, and B'nai mitzvah). Others pay a building-use fee.
- Members have access to the services of the religious leader. Others pay a fee for the services of the religious leader.
- Some Beit Am-sponsored educational and social activities are fee-based. When there is a charge for these activities, there is a differential fee for members and non-members (e.g., the community Seder and Hanukkah Party).
- Members may borrow books from the Beit Am Library.
- Members receive the monthly Beit Am newsletter at no additional charge as well as other mailings. Others must pay a subscription fee after an initial trial period. Also, members are included in and receive a copy of the membership roster.
- Interests of members are represented to school districts, city and county governments on policy decisions affecting the lives and rights of Jews living in the area.