Membership Forms

KOLOT CHAYEINU / VOICES OF LIVES MEMBERSHIP & CLP REGISTRATION

"Being a member of Kolot Chayeinu means being willing to engage
in the important, messy, gratifying work of building community."

-Rabbi Ellen Lippmann

Thank you for joining Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives! Our congregational/membership year goes from Sept-Aug.  Each June, we begin the process of registration/renewal for both the congregation and the Children's Learning Program.  This form contains the following five sections: 

1 - Member/Family contact information
2 - Fair Share Dues Pledge
3 - High Holy Days Pledge
4 - CLP School Registration Forms
5 - Voluntary Participation Form

If you have any questions about the form, please contact the office at 718-395-9950 or email at info@kolotchayeinu.org.  If you would prefer to fill out a hard paper version for Membership (CLP is only online,) please click the link on the Membership Page of our site or contact the office.

KOLOT CHAYEINU / VOICES OF OUR LIVES PRIVACY POLICY:

The personal and financial information Kolot Chayeinu members share with the congregation is handled with the utmost care.  Only a very small number of Kolot staff and Board members have access to this information and we maintain confidentiality as part of our responsibility for fiscal oversight, financial planning, and fundraising for the congregation.

Financial information is never made public except by special arrangement and consent.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RabbiPresident of the Congregation, or Executive Director.

MEMBERSHIP FORM:

New members who fill out the form will have an account created for you after filling out your form.  You will receive an email to sign-in after it's created. 

Renewing members can skip filling out certain sections by logging in prior to filling out the form.  In order to not duplicate your account, please be sure to sign in prior to filling out the forms.

CLP FORM REQUIREMENTS:

Membership to Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives is required of at least one parent / family member enroll in our CLP Program.  Families registering for only TorahTots (formerly StorahSteps) or K'tanim, are encouraged but not required to become members.  

To access the CLP Registration form, you must fill out the Membership Form first.

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Preferred payment is to remit your full balance at the time of renewal/enrollment. Through our online payment portal, you can use your credit card to

1) pay in full or 
2) schedule automatic monthly payments spread over the congregational year at a flexible schedule that works for you.

You may also pay by check by sending payment made out to "Kolot Chayeinu" to our offices.  

Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives
540 President Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

MEMBERSHIP: A portion of your dues must be received by December 31. Your total membership balance must be completed by June 30.  Membership pledges are 100% tax-deductible and are not refundable.

CLP: We request full payment at time of enrollment.  If that is not possible, we require at least 25% of tuition at enrollment with the total balance by March 31.  Unlike membership, no portion of CLP Tuition is tax-deductible and CLP's refund policy is as follows:

Cancellation prior to first day of classes: You will be fully refunded minus a $50 administration fee. 
Withdrawal from classes during the first month: You will be fully refunded minus a $100 administration fee. 
Withdrawal from classes after first month: Refund will be prorated for time attended minus a $100 administrative fee. 
No refunds for withdrawal after December 31: And all outstanding fees are required to be paid in full by March 31.

 

5777 Membership Form

You MUST be logged in to renew your membership and register online. 

If you need help logging in, please contact the office at 718-395-9950 or info@kolotchayeinu.org and we will follow up with you as soon as possible. 

If you fill out this form as a renewing member but not logged in, you may create a duplicate account and your payments/registration will not be applied to correct account. Thank you

If you have a change in family structure (new child, married / divorced) or new contact information, please select "YES."  If everything about your account is exactly the same as the prior year, select "NO." 

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NOTE: Either as the second member on your account; or just as another contact for Kolot. If you are a renewing member and logged in, the secondary member's info on your account will not auto-populate.  If there is no change, feel free to select "NO."

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NOTE: If you are a Renewing member and logged in, children's info will not auto-populate. If there's no change, feel free to choose "NO."

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Fair Share Membership Dues

Kolot is a diverse community and we are deeply committed to that diversity and to our values of inclusion, accessibility and mutual responsibility. We also firmly believe that money should never be an obstacle to a person’s involvement in Jewish community.

Kolot’s Fair Share Dues mean that our dues help meet Kolot’s expenses, reflect our commitment to the community, are meaningful contributions, and respect the diversity of our members’ economic circumstances. Those with less, pay less; those with more, pay more. And in addition, all Kolot members and the many supporters and friends of Kolot are asked to give contributions as they can. Without this combination of income — Fair Share Dues and contributions — Kolot cannot operate. When you make your pledge, we ask you to be both candid about your financial level and as generous as possible!

Kolot Membership Dues may be paid in any installment arrangement that meets your needs during our congregational year. To assist with our budget planning, a portion of your dues must be paid by January 1 and dues must be paid in full by June 30.

Membership dues are not refundable and they are 100% tax deductible!

Fair Share Dues Table

We ask that you pledge at least the recommended amount from the table above for your individual income level, but will be grateful for any additional level pledge you decide.

Many members ask what it costs to run Kolot per member per year. For the year 5777, if every current member pledged $2,295 Kolot would cover our budgeted expenses of $952,500.

Joining Mid Year?

This form is used for congregational year 5777 (Sept-Aug) starting Sept 2016.  If you are joining for the congregational year 5776 at this time, during Mar-Aug you may prorate your pledge accordingly.

New Member Joining & Under 30?

If you are a new member joining Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives for the very first time AND you are younger than 30-years old AND your personal income in less than $36,000 - you may pledge a one-time dues of $140.00


Based on above chart enter amount pledged for single membership dues

Based on above chart, enter amount pledged for membership dues for Adult 1.

Based on above chart, enter amount pledged for membership dues for Adult 2.


High Holy Days Pledge

Hospitality and accessibility are at the core of who we are, so Kolot Chayeinu welcomes everyone to attend our High Holy Days services without charge. Our members feel a spiritual, personal and communal responsibility for each other.

We share our High Holy Days services with everyone…and they cost a lot to put together. A large chunk of our annual budget is based on your donations made at this time of year. So please, figure out how much you can afford and give. Give for what it costs us to produce the High Holy Days, give to pay a decent wage to our Rabbi, our Cantor, our musicians, our educators and our administrative staff. Give to pay for the rent, the insurance, the school, the website. These costs are not fixed -- in fact, they’re growing. We know you know—Kolot Chayeinu is a special place, worth every penny you can afford.

All hands are needed.

High Holiday Pledge:

We recommend $180 contribution per person attending High Holy Day services. 

Enter total pledge for all persons attending. We recommend $180 contribution per person.


CLP Registration Form

Early Bird Discounted Fees apply June 1- June 30.  Standard fees apply after June 30th. Registration DEADLINE is July 31st. Enrollment after July 31st is subject to availability and late fees will apply. 

If your account is in arrears for 5776, your child will not be considered registered for CLP. Please email our Director of Youth Education, Franny Silverman, at franny@kolotchayeinu.org or call at 718-354-8224 immediately to discuss your situation.

CLASSES

TorahTots (formerly StorahSteps) / 0-4 yr olds & Parents 
6 Saturdays Sept-June, 10:00-11:30am.
     Location: Kolot Chayeinu Social Hall, 1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: FREE

Kolot K'tanim / Pre-K-1st grade & Parents
2nd Shabbat/Saturday morning of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm, Sept-June
     Location: Kolot Chayeinu Social Hall, 1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: $545 until 7/1, $600 until 8/1, $655 if available after that

CLP: Kitah Bet, Gimmel, Daled, Hay / 2nd-5th grade
Mondays 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sept-June
with optional Early Arrival / Hebrew Enrichment 3:40-4:00pm.
     Location: Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Attendance Requirement: 3-6 Shabbat/Holiday services including Class/Kitah Shabbat
     Cost: $1,190 until 7/1, $1,300 until 8/1, $1,625 if available after that.  
     Early Arrival / Hebrew Enrichment fees are $126 until 7/1, $142 until 8/1, $210 if available after that.

B'nai Mitzvah / 6th-7th grade
Thursdays, 4:15-6:15pm, Oct-June
     Location: Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Attendance Requirement: 12 Shabbat services (10 Saturday) plus parent & child attendance at our monthly Family Class with clergy 6:30-7:30pm at Kolot Chayeinu, 1012 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: $1,440 until 7/1, $1,550 until 8/1, $1,882 if available after that.  If your child is starting CLP for the first time by entering the B'nai Mitzvah program, there is additional administrative fee of $180. 

What's Up?! / 8th grade
Every other Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, Oct-June plus 3 Action Days (usually Sundays) plus additional rehearsals in spring
     Location: Kolot Chayeinu Social Hall, 1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: $640 until 7/1, $750 until 8/1, $965 if available after that.

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Please Note: All grades except those available are now closed. If you would like to be added to a closed class, please contact the CLP Office. Thank you. 

We are interested in supporting relationships between our students. To that end, we will try to honor at least ONE request for your child to be with a friend when we create classes. Please list 1-3 friends whom your child would like to be with in class.

Allergies/Medications: Please describe any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that we should know about.

Emergency Contact Info
In the case of an emergency, parents/guardians will be contacted first. Please provide up to three other emergency contacts- name, relationships to student, and phone numbers for ALL children listed here and below. 

 

Kolot Chayeinu periodically shares images from CLP programs through the website, brochures, and emails. This media documentation is an exciting and important part of strengthening and sharing our learning.   Whenever children's images are published without first asking the family, there is NO NAME attached to the image.


(ex: she/her, he/him, they/them, ze, other)

Please Note: All grades except those available are now closed. If you would like to be added to a closed class, please contact the CLP Office. Thank you. 

We are interested in supporting relationships between our students. To that end, we will try to honor at least ONE request for your child to be with a friend when we create classes. Please list 1-3 friends whom your child would like to be with in class.

Allergies/Medications: Please describe any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that we should know about.


(ex: she/her, he/him, they/them, ze, other)

Please Note: All grades except those available are now closed. If you would like to be added to a closed class, please contact the CLP Office. Thank you. 

We are interested in supporting relationships between our students. To that end, we will try to honor at least ONE request for your child to be with a friend when we create classes. Please list 1-3 friends whom your child would like to be with in class.

Allergies/Medications: Please describe any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that we should know about.


TorahTots/K'tanim Non-Member Registration Form

TorahTots (formerly StorahSteps) is free!  K'tanim Early Bird Discounted Fees apply June 1- June 30.  Standard fees apply after June 30th. Registration DEADLINE is July 31st. Enrollment after July 31st is subject to availability and late fees will apply. 

If your account is in arrears for 5776, your child will not be considered registered for CLP. Please email our Director of Youth Education, Franny Silverman, at franny@kolotchayeinu.org or call at 718-354-8224 immediately to discuss your situation.

CLASSES

TorahTots (formerly StorahSteps) / 0-4 yr olds & Parents 
6 Saturdays Sept-June, 10:00-11:30am.
     Location: Kolot Chayeinu Social Hall, 1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: FREE

Kolot K'tanim / Pre-K-1st grade & Parents
2nd Shabbat/Saturday morning of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm, Sept-June
     Location: Kolot Chayeinu Social Hall, 1012 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
     Cost: $620 until 7/1, $675 until 8/1, $730 if available after that.

     Cost for Members is: $545, $600, & $655

(ex: she/her, he/him, they/them, ze, other)

Allergies/Medications: Please describe any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that we should know about.

Emergency Contact Info
In the case of an emergency, parents/guardians will be contacted first. Please provide up to three other emergency contacts- name, relationships to student, and phone numbers for ALL children listed here and below. 

Kolot Chayeinu periodically shares images from CLP programs through the website, brochures, and emails. This media documentation is an exciting and important part of strengthening and sharing our learning.   Whenever children's images are published without first asking the family, there is NO NAME attached to the image.


Allergies/Medications: Please describe any medical conditions, medications, or allergies that we should know about.


KOLOT CHAYEINU PARTICIPATION FORM

Will you participate in building and helping to sustain Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives? 

ALL hands are needed.  We are a vibrant and participatory community. If you are a new member, we ask that you pick a place to help build our community.  If you are a renewing member and would like to update your preferences, please fill out the form again.

BY CLICKING BELOW, THESE ARE PLACES YOU CAN LEND A HAND TO BUILD OUR COMMUNITY:

SHABBAT (FRIDAY NIGHT & SATURDAY MORNING):

Shamas - Two volunteers / service who help to set-up, greet all who come, and help after. A great way to meet the worship community.

Shamas Shabbat Sheli - Volunteer to help specifically with our KIDS Friday night Shabbat event. Only happens 1x/month on the 2nd Friday.

Breakfast - Donate to Kolot a Shabbat morning breakfast meal.  Bring it to services by 9:30am and help to set it up. Can be a shared duty. 

JEWISH LEARNING & PARTICIPATION

D'var TorahWrite and present at a Shabbat morning service a brief commentary on the week’s Torah portion or holiday themes.  Help is available for those new to this. 

Read TorahWe are always seeking people who can read or chant Torah for Shabbat and holiday services, so please let us know if you already have this skill and want to share it.

Sing or Lead Singingif you can sing, love to sing, can play an instrument, would like to sing or play during Shabbat or holiday services,  and if you know the liturgy, or some Jewish songs, or want to learn

HOLIDAYS

All holidays need help, but especially look out for emails RE: High Holy Days!

KOLOT COMMITTEES / WORKING GROUPS

Eitz-Kehilah / Social Justice - Deeping Kolot's involvement in social justice issues in our own backyard and beyond.

G'milut Chasadim / Acts of Loving Kindness - Helping to support members of the congregation at times of need: birth, death, illness, need, loss, and joy.

Multiracial Families Network - Connect with other multiracial families at Kolot for events and holidays

Membership - Help to recruit, welcome, and connect both current and new members into our community throughout the year.

Tachlis / Administration - Help us keep things running smoothly! Help to sign people into meetings, do large mailings, make phone calls, organize our office and storage rooms, and more!

Education Committee - Help support the CLP program

CLP Children's Lending Library - Sit with library cart before/after family services and programming and stamp/sign-out books for children. Clear instructions provided.

SKILLS

Skills you'd be willing to lend to us as projects arise.


Payment Options

Pressing the button below will take you to our payment portal.  NOTE: Your form will not be submitted until you complete the following page and receive a confirmation email!

Pay online, in full or in part, OR set up a payment schedule now
After submitting your form, you'll be taken to a payment screen. There you can choose to pay now or schedule to start paying in the future.  You can also choose to pay the full amount, or to pay in monthly or even weekly installments.

Or

LOGGED IN MEMBERS ONLY:
Bill my account

If you do not wish to arrange payment at this time, current logged-in members can choose to "bill my account".  Invoices will be charged to your account and you can pay them later either by logging in or sending in a check.

Pay by check
If you want to pay by check, you must be logged in and choose: "Bill My Account." You can remit payment to "Kolot Chayeinu" and please be sure to mark in the memo how you would like your payment applied to your account. Send to:

Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives
540 President Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Total Membership Pledge, HHD Pledge, and CLP Tuition due Kolot Chayeinu.  Payment schedules may be worked out on the next page.

This is a required field to make sure you do not hit "continue to payment" prior to finishing the form.

 

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