2023 Membership Drive & Annual Pledge
Shalom Chaverim! We hope you have had a refreshing break for the secular New Year’s festivities. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our yearly Chanukah celebration on Solstice Eve.
We are gearing up for a rich and engaging year ahead! Our aim is to meet the needs of a diverse Jewish population with intellectual, social, and spiritual offerings to match the amazing and creative group of islanders we are...
We are a volunteer run, lay-led congregation and welcome your participation in building a dynamic, joyful and fulfilling Jewish presence on the island. We ask for both financial and energetic contributions; ideally, our members can give both. However you choose to make your offering to our community is up to you and will be accepted with love and gratitude.
We look forward to this next year, continuing to make our havurah the most vibrant, fulfilling, supportive community we can be.
Membership and donations are a vital part of our annual budget and are critical to ensuring our Jewish presence on Vashon Island. Our year begins and ends about September (at Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year). The Vashon Havurah (also called Havurat Ee Shalom) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization; all contributions and membership dues are fully tax deductible.
Dues are entirely self-assessed, meaning dues of any amount are welcome, and all financial information is confidential. Active members give $500 to $1,000 a year. (No one is denied membership for financial reasons).
Suggested “Fair Share” membership dues, which are based on income levels, are listed below.
To become a new member or extend your current membership:
Send your check to:
Havurat Ee Shalom
PO Box 89
Vashon WA 98070
Havurat Ee Shalom is a registered 501(C)(3) Non-Profit.
Contributions are tax deductible as permitted by federal regulations.
Suggested “Fair Share” Annual Membership Dues
If gross household income is: Please consider contributing between:
Below $10,000 $0
$10,000-$30,000 $35 to $105 (.035%)
$30,000 to $40,000 $150 to $200 (.05%)
$40,000 to $60,000 $200 to $300 (.05%)
$60,000 to $90,000 $600 to $900 (1%)
$90,000 to $150,000 $900 to $1,500 (1%)
$150,000 to $200,000 $1,500 to $2,000 (1%)
Over $200,000 your income x 3%
Fair Share dues are based on self-assessment. Fair Share dues are flexible, allowing members to pay according to their ability. It is the essence of the Jewish traditions of tzedakah (generousity), justice and righteousness. According to Talmud, “one loads the camel according to its ability carry...”
Active members give $500 to $1,000 a year.
No one is denied membership for financial reasons.
All dues information is confidential.
To encourage the growth of this community, those who belong to other
synagogues may want to consider dual membership at an adjusted level.
Our fiscal year runs with the Jewish calendar, beginning with Rosh Hashanah.