Become a Member of Hinenu!
Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl (“Hinenu”) is a spiritual community that celebrates Jewish life through ritual, learning, holidays, song, and prayer. Hinenu offers a home for people of all backgrounds seeking Jewish life to land, feel safe, and be welcomed. Your membership sustains the work of the community and makes us who we are!
Please fill out the form below. If you have registered as a member in a previous year, please click “renew your membership.” If you are a new Hinenu member, click “register as a new member.
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What does it mean to be a member?
Members make a commitment to contribute to the work of the congregation and financially according to their means. No interested individual or household will be turned away for lack of funds.
Benefits of membership include: becoming a founding member of our community and supporting its growth; a vote at the annual members meeting and a voice in key decisions; access to Chesed committee support; pastoral and life cycle support for immediate family members from the Rabbi (weddings and b'nai mitzvah are not included in membership dues); access to Hinenu programming and resources at a free or reduced rate; and eligibility to hold office for the Hinenu Board and committees.
Who can be a member?
Membership is open to any individual who meets the following criteria:
• Is above the age of 12 (or post b’nei mitzvah)
• Children and youth of members are welcome to participate in any and all activities of the community. Youth members (aged between 12 and 18) are eligible for full membership including voice and a vote in decision-making. Youth member contributions are non-monetary and developed on a case by case basis.
• Contributes to the congregation through individual contributions and participation in the community (see additional materials for dues and contributions)
Community members who are also formal members of other synagogues or religious communities are welcome to join Hinenu. Prospective members joining the organization should have a clear understanding of expected contributions to the congregation
What is the cost of membership dues?
The majority of our congregational budget is paid for by membership dues! Our voluntary dues structure exists so that everyone who wishes to become a member of Hinenu can, regardless of means.
Our suggested dues are $432 per adult per year which works out to $36 monthly. We encourage those who are able to pay above the suggested amount to do so at any level you are able.
We recognize that many disabled, young, and elderly people, along with many other marginalized people, experience poverty, and our dedication to financial accessibility ensures that there are no monetary barriers to participation in our community.