We invite you to join our vibrant community of young professionals coming together to connect with Jewish heritage, find a spiritual home, create community and to build lasting relationships that extend beyond the walls of our temple. 

We offer introductory membership rates to young professionals in their 20s and 30s that include tickets for the High Holy Days. First-year rates range from $180 for one person under age 30 to $500 for one person between 35 and 39. We also have special rates for two-adult households in this age group.*



We have something for everyone.

From breaking bread over Shabbat dinner to intimate and carefully curated small group events with our Young Members Circle to hearing your favorite celebrities speak at the Streicker Cultural Center to the lights and music of Friday Night Hub, we provide a variety of opportunities to meet and get to know other like-minded young professionals.


Membership has its benefits.


We hope you will join us.

Introductory First-Year Membership

Temple Emanu-El offers the following reduced membership dues for individuals and couples between the ages of 21 and 39 in their first year of membership.

  Ages   One-Adult Households
  Two-Adult Households
  21-29   $180   $360
  30-34   $360   $720
  35-39   $500   $1,000

Includes:

  • High Holy Days Tickets to Evening Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidrei Yom Kippur Services, as well as morning services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Complimentary entry to Streicker Outreach Young Professional Events
  • Invitation to participate in all member receptions, programs and events, including Young Member Circle events
  • Member pricing for Streicker Center events
  • Member discounts on Skirball Academy classes

Does not include: 

  • Member discount for Nursery School or Religious School tuition
  • Please note that additional fees for lifecycle events may apply

Assigned seating at regular membership rates is available by contacting the Membership Office at 212-507-9514.

Introductory Second Year Membership

Temple Emanu-El offers the following reduced membership dues for individuals and couples between the ages of 21 and 39 in their second year of membership.

  Ages   One-Adult Households
  Two-Adult Households
  21-29   $360   $540
  30-34   $540   $1,080
  35-39   $750   $1,500

Includes:

  • High Holy Days Tickets to Evening Rosh Hashanah and Kol Nidrei Yom Kippur Services, as well as morning services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Complimentary entry to Streicker Outreach Young Professional Events
  • Invitation to participate in all member receptions, programs and events, including Young Member Circle events
  • Member pricing for Streicker Center events
  • Member discounts on Skirball Academy classes

Does not include: 

  • Member discount for Nursery School or Religious School tuition
  • Please note that additional fees for lifecycle events may apply

Assigned seating at regular membership rates is available by contacting the Membership Office at 212-507-9514.

Non-Introductory 20s and 30s Membership

Associate Members (Under age 30)

We offer Associate Memberships for individuals and couples between the ages of 21 and 29. Associate Membership at Temple Emanu-El offers full membership benefits; all individual Associate Memberships include one ticket for High Holy Days Services, and all Two-Adult Household Memberships include two tickets.

Ages

 One-Adult Households

 Two-Adult Households 

21-25

$180

$360

26-29

$360 $720

Young Members (Ages 30 – 34)

As the Associate Membership concludes at age 30, dues gradually increase over five years, as households 35 years and older are billed at the full dues amount. Below, please find this year’s schedule. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Office at 212-507-9514.

Ages

 One-Adult Household

 Two-Adult Household 

30

$700

$1,150

31

$950

$1,400

32

$1,150

$1,600

33

$1,400

$1,850

34

$1,700

$2,200

35+ (Full Dues)

$1,800

$3,000

To help maintain the highest standard of professional support and a state-of-the-art infrastructure, for your safety, young members (34 years old and under) also are asked to pay a security fee of $100 for an individual person household and $150 for a 2+ person household. Non-introductory members (35 years old and older) are asked to pay a security fee of $250 for an individual person household and $500 for a 2+ person household.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial means should never be a barrier to membership, so please contact the Membership Department if you need to make special payment arrangements or to request a reduction in dues.


*Please note that children of current temple members may remain on their parents’ membership until age 25, at which point we invite them to join as young professionals.


Learn more about our programs for young professionals in their 20s & 30s.

2023-2024 Events for 20s & 30s

As a temple member, events and programs for young professionals are included in your membership.

September 15: Friday Night Hub Rosh Hashanah Dinner 

October 1: Young Members’ Circle Sukkot Brunch

October 6: Friday Night Hub Shabbat Dinner 

November 3: Friday Night Hub Service + Oneg 

November 13: Young Members’ Circle Torah Study 

December 8: Friday Night Hub Chanukah Dinner 

December 11: Young Members’ Circle Chanukah Party 

January 26: Young Members’ Circle Annual Shabbat Dinner 

February 2: Friday Night Hub Shabbat Dinner

February 10: Young Members’ Circle Dim Sum Brunch in Chinatown

February 26: Young Members’ Circle Torah Study

March 1: Friday Night Hub Shabbat Dinner 

March 11: Young Members’ Circle Torah Study

March 25: Young Members’ Circle Purim Party

April 1: Young Members’ Circle Torah Study

April 18: Young Members’ Circle Passover Dinner and Seder 

May 10: Friday Night Hub Yom HaAtzma’ut Dinner 

May 20: Young Members’ Circle Torah Study

June 12: Young Members’ Circle Shavuot Torah Study with Cantor Anderson