We welcome new members.
We realise that people join synagogues for a variety of reasons.
If you would like more information about membership, or would like to speak to Rabbi Paul Freedman, please telephone the office on 01923 856110, and the team will be happy to help.
If you would like to attend one of our regular Shabbat services on a Friday evening (starting at 6.30pm), or on a Saturday morning (starting at 10.30am), we would be delighted to see you.
Benefits of Memebership
As a synagogue member you also have the opportunity to make a difference both within the congregation and community at large, and to share your skills and interests with others and connect with the people who make Radlett Reform Synagogue the friendly and caring place that it is.
Membership is offered to Jewish men and women.
Any question concerning the eligibility of an applicant for membership, and the applicant’s Jewish status will be determined by the Synagogue Council (after consulting with the Rabbi) and shall comply with the practice of the Movement for Reform Judaism as determined by its Rabbinical Court.
The spouse of a member, and their unmarried children under the age of twenty-one, may also, if eligible, be members of the Synagogue.
We are an inclusive, egalitarian and caring community. We realise that people join synagogues for a variety of reasons and encourage new members to join in both the religious and social activities.
We appreciate that deciding about joining may not be an overnight process.
We welcome non-Jewish partners as “Friends” of Radlett Reform Synagogue. We value Friends as many are closely involved in the Jewish upbringing of our younger members and support their partners in their Jewish life. Many undertake sterling work for our synagogue and we hope that if you choose to become a Friend you will take part in the many activities available to you.
You are welcome to attend any services, the regular Friday night and Saturday morning services and the Festival services.
Please join in with any of the prayers you feel are appropriate for you. Your partner will explain what is happening, but if you would like more guidance to follow the service, please ask. The person who greets you when you arrive is often a warden or council member and will be pleased to help you. There are many social events for you to just enjoy or contribute to by helping with the organisation.
Should you want to extend your knowledge of Judaism, there are various courses that you can attend and it is good to go together with your partner.
As a new Friend, you will be invited with the new members to a social event, where you will meet the rabbis, council members and chairs of various committees, all of whom will be delighted to tell you more about Radlett Reform Synagogue and encourage you to feel part of the community. You will be able to keep in touch if you read our monthly email magazine Shofar and receive our weekly email ReNew and of course talk to the people you meet at Synagogue.
The community is entirely self funding and all our costs are covered by the subscriptions paid by members topped up by donations and bequests.
Subscriptions are established at a standard rate, related to various categories of membership.
These subscriptions are eligible for tax relief as the Synagogue is a registered Charity.