Become a Member

At Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, we believe that synagogues are a place of meaning.

It is in the synagogue that we celebrate and mourn, that we find intellectual engagement and spiritual sustenance. It is by coming together that we can act to support each other, and work to change the world.

Since our beginnings in 1882, our synagogue has been the home of liberal Judaism in Montreal. The Judaism that we practice can be lived with integrity alongside modern life. The equality of men and women; the inherent value of all human beings, of every gender identity and sexual orientation; the conviction that interfaith families can strengthen our community; the openness to intellectual inquiry and spiritual journeys; these are our hallmarks.

We also believe that if you share our values, you will want to help sustain our community, so we can be here for you and for others, now and for many years to come. Although we welcome contributions from friends of Temple, our primary model of support is through membership. You are welcome to attend services and events as our guest, but we would love to have you join our Temple family.  See below for the wide variety of membership options we offer. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons; for more information on membership abatement, please contact us at 514-937-3575, ext. 213.

Membership Categories and Benefits

Community Circle

  • Seating at the High Holy Days
  • Services of the clergy for life cycle rituals and pastoral care and counsel
  • Preferred fees for Torah School and programs

Torah Circle

  • Seating at the High Holy Days
  • 3 additional High Holy Day tickets (single); 5 additional High Holy Day tickets (couples)
  • Additional tickets at reduced rate of 50%
  • Acknowledgement in the bulletin and High Holy Day booklet
  • Services of the clergy for life cycle rituals and pastoral care and counsel
  • Preferred fees for Torah School and programs
  • Recognition at a special reception with our clergy
  • Vouchers for 5 complementary programs of your choice

Rabbi’s Circle

  • Seating at the High Holy Days
  • 3 additional High Holy Day tickets (single); 5 additional High Holy Day tickets (couple)
  • Additional tickets at reduced rate of 50%
  • Acknowledgement in the bulletin and High Holy Day booklet
  • Services of the clergy for life cycle rituals and pastoral care and counsel
  • Preferred fees for Torah School and programs
  • Recognition at a special reception with our clergy
  • Pulpit honours during the year
  • Vouchers for 8 complementary programs of your choice

Builder’s Circle

  • Seating at the High Holy Days
  • 8 additional High Holy Day tickets
  • Additional tickets at reduced rate of 50%
  • Acknowledgement in the bulletin and High Holy Day booklet
  • Services of the clergy for life cycle rituals and pastoral care and counsel
  • Preferred fees for Torah School and programs
  • Recognition at a special reception with our clergy
  • Pulpit honours during the year
  • Personal learning opportunities with the Rabbi in her study or at your home or workplace, together with a small group of your colleagues, family or friends
  • Pulpit honours during the year
  • Vouchers for 10 complementary programs of your choice

Please download our membership application and mail it to the Temple office, or fax it to us at 514-937-7058.

There’s something for everyone at Temple!