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Beth El Welcomes Prospective Members! 

We want you to know that we are a family. When you celebrate a simcha, we share your joy. When you need strength and comfort, we are there with you. In joining Beth El, our family will become your family. We are delighted that you are considering making our home your home!

We are an inclusive congregation open to all Jews and interfaith families, to people of every race, ability, nationality, and sexual identity.

Please don't hesitate to introduce yourself when you come to visit.

For more information about any facet of Beth El, please contact Joanne Rhodes, Membership Team Lead, or Liz BayerExecutive Director. Contact the office to set up a tour at 703-370-9400. 

If you are ready to become a member please fill out the online membership form or the two pdf's listed below. Scan or photo the PDF's and return them by email to the office, mail them, or stop by Beth El at 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

2024-25 Free Will Dues

At Beth El Hebrew Congregation we do not believe finances should prohibit you from being a part of our congregation. We do not have a dues schedule and we do not ask for your personal finance documentation, instead we have “Free Will Dues.”

We look at our expected income and expenses for the upcoming year and tell you what we need each membership unit to give to break even. Some will have the capacity to give more, and some will give less depending on what is going on in their lives. We ask our members each year to look at their budget and make a pledge based on what they can afford and what is meaningful to them. We want to be important to you, but we don’t need to be as important as your mortgage, just important enough that you attend and participate in a way that matters.

This year our break-even number is $3,460 for the year. Some will pay more and some will pay less but at the end of the year we hope to break even.

Please remember your pledge does not include religious school fees or the two mandatory charges for security ($275) and building maintenance ($275).


2024-2025 DUES PDF



Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784