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Temple Israel Portsmouth Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in Temple Israel Portsmouth! 

We are a diverse, welcoming community made up of Jewish individuals and couples or families that include at least one Jewish partner. The questions below are intended to help us integrate you and your family into our ritual and communal life. 

All our members are invited to participate in all non-ritual temple activities. However, certain religious rituals (such as having an aliyah during a Torah service) may only be performed by Jewish individuals. 

Our religious school welcomes all children who are being raised as Jews, whether they have one or two Jewish parents. Our synagogue follows the Jewish laws and standards established by the Conservative movement, which assigns religious status based on the religion of the mother. Therefore, if a child’s mother is Jewish, but their father is not Jewish, the religious status of their child is Jewish. If the father is Jewish and the mother is from another faith, we will support the parents in guiding the child to a formal commitment to Judaism by immersing in a mikveh (ritual bath) sometime before they become a bar/bat/kabbalat mitzvah at the age of 13.

Please fill out the Membership Application below. Visit our website for more information about Membership benefits or School and Membership Fees. If you have any questions please email the Temple Office or our Membership Committee. We look forward to having you as an active member of Temple Israel!
 

Applicant Information

Lack of ability to pay the full dues should never be a barrier to becoming a Temple Israel member. To request a dues reduction, please check the appropriate box on the bottom of this Membership Application. Confidentiality will be honored.

Contact Information

Some activities in Jewish ritual life are reserved for those who are descendants of Kohanim (Priests) or Leviim (from the tribe of Levi).


Contact Info: Spouse / Partner

Some activities in Jewish ritual life are reserved for those who are descendants of Kohanim (Priests) or Leviim (from the tribe of Levi).


For Children Under 21

Temple Israel warmly encourages member involvement in many areas of synagogue life. Please indicate any areas that interest you below:

Please do not let a lack of ability to pay the full dues or tuition be a barrier to becoming a Temple Israel member or sending your children to our school. We offer dues and tuition reductions based on need.

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