The Clergy and the Central Synagogue community strive to be a source of strength for our members and the people of New York City. We endeavor to represent the best of Jewish values and to be a center of learning, community, worship, and tikkun olam (repair of the world).
It is important to us that our members have a meaningful experience and member engagement is critical to our success. Member participation enhances the congregation as a whole, even as it deepens the individuals’ connection to Judaism. We encourage those who join our community to attend worship services, programs and events, and the various learning opportunities we offer. We want to be the place where our members celebrate times of joy and find solace at difficult moments.
Currently our membership slots are completely filled. We can, however, offer you Associate status. The Associates category was introduced in 2007 when our Board of Trustees determined that our membership should not exceed 2,000 family units in order to:
Each year there is turnover, and as space becomes available, we are happy to extend full membership to as many Associates as possible. Initially families remained as Associates for a few months before becoming members, though currently it may take as much as two years before an Associate is extended membership status. Membership is offered to Associates in the order in which they become Associates.
There are numerous benefits to becoming an Associate. Associates are entitled to:
Single Adult: $360.00*
Couple or Family: $720.00*
*This includes High Holy Days seating for Associates and their children who are between the ages 3 and 23
These fees are non-refundable but will be applied to your membership dues in the year in which full membership is offered. Additionally Associate families with children in the Religious School prior to becoming full members will be charged a registration fee of $500 per household in addition to tuition. This fee will also be applied to membership dues in the year in which membership is offered.
Likewise Associate families with children in the Nursery School will be charged a registration fee of $300 per household in addition to tuition. This fee will also be applied to membership dues in the year in which membership is offered.
High Holy Days Guest Tickets
Tickets for guests are available as space is available and can be ordered on-line at:
Guest tickets are $150 per person per holiday or $300 for both Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur in the Associate services.
It is understood that Associate families will accept full membership when offered or relinquish Associate status.
For more information, call us at 2112-838-5122 x 2000
If you have any questions about membership, please call
our Office of Membership Services at (212) 838-9385