Becoming a Member

At Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue is a membership-based community. Our members have a voice in shaping this community, and demonstrate their commitment to its future, to the future of Reform Judaism, and to progressive Jewish values in the world.

Our Community

Central Synagogue is an inclusive and welcoming community. We encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life and want to be part of our sacred community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. Learn more »

Join Central Synagogue

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In order to best meet the needs of our community, we limit our membership to 2,600 households. To have your name added to our waiting list, please fill out the form below. We will contact you as space becomes available—we are typically able to extend an invitation to join within 18–24 months.

We encourage and welcome the larger community to engage with us. Much of our programming is open to all, including Shabbat worship, adult education, and social justice opportunities. We invite you to explore our calendar and experience the Central Synagogue community.

Benefits of Membership

The goal of the Central Synagogue community is to facilitate the creation of relationships: with each other, with our clergy, and with Judaism.

Members have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with our clergy for pastoral care
  • Tickets for your household to our High Holy Days member services in David Geffen Hall with option for one service in our Main Sanctuary
  • Enroll your children in our Nursery School and Lese Center for Living Judaism (K-12 program), including our B’nei Mitzvah program
  • Hold life-cycle events such as weddings and funerals in our Sanctuary
  • Rent our spaces for other purposes such as brises, meetings, and parties
  • Receive our members-only publications such as our Luach calendar-newsletter and notes from our clergy
  • Travel with us on trips to Israel and other Jewish communities around the world
  • Attend members-only events such as our Congregational Seder and Sukkot on the Farm
  • Join our CORE Groups and Chai Connections
  • Secure a place in Central’s section at Rose Hills Memorial Park cemetery

Central Synagogue’s goal is that finances should never be a barrier to being part of our community. If you’re unable to meet your membership or tuition obligations in full, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Annual Membership Dues 2020–21

One-Adult Membership
includes $150 security surcharge


Two-Adult Membership
includes $300 security surcharge


One-Parent Family Membership
includes $150 security surcharge


Two-Parent Family Membership
includes $300 security surcharge


Family membership includes High Holy Days tickets for all children ages 3–26 and eligibility for LCLJ and NS enrollment.

There is an automatic 50% reduction of dues for households in which the primary member is under 30. If you fall in this category and don’t see it reflected on your dues statement, please let us know.

LCLJ Tuition

K–2nd Grade


3rd–5th Grade


6th Grade


7th Grade


8th & 9th Grade


10th Grade


11th–12th Grade


**10th grade tuition includes cost of mandatory Confirmation retreat.

Our People

Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

Director of Member Experience

Rosie Morreale

Rosalia Morreale

Membership Associate