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In early Rabbinic times in Eretz Yisrael there was an elaborate system of tithing produce to provide livelihood for the Kohanim and Leviim. Today, in the absence of the Temple, the shul is regarded as the Mikdash Me’at (a small temple), and like the Kohanim and Leviim who supported us with their avodah and Torah, our shul and Rabbinic leadership support US and OUR FAMILIES spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. So, it is our obligation to contribute towards it’s continued success by investing in Torah, avodat HaShem, and Eretz Yisrael to ensure that our tradition endures for generations to come.

By joining today as a Full or Associate member you play a key part in the sustained growth of our shul - an inclusive spiritual home, where Ashkenaz and Sephardic congregations are joined together under one roof and unified by Torah and a love of Eretz Yisrael.

And yes, FULL membership entitles you to complimentary Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur seats (for adults) and a discount on social hall rental fees😉.  Once your membership is updated, you can sign up for your High Holiday seats by visiting: or by contacting Sharon Burgin in the office: (847) 673-8592 or

No one will ever be refused membership for financial reasons. If you are unable to pay the full membership amount, please contact the finance committee to discuss alternate arrangements: Chaim Lubin, Treasurer ( phone: 312-929-7056) or Matthew Koenig, Vice President of Fundraising ( phone: 847-293-0572).


Dear Friends,

We are thrilled that you are renewing or joining the membership of Kehilat Chovevei Tzion for 5779/2018-2019!  For your convenience we have created an electronic membership registration form below (best viewed on a larger screen like a computer or tablet).  Please click here to complete or update your account profile. If you are not registered on our site, please click here and follow the instructions to register your account. Please email our membership committee with any questions. 


Jeremy Goltz, President
Debbie Marmor, Co-Vice President of Membership
Sigalle Shpayher, Co-Vice President of Membership

Please click here to complete or update your account profile. If you are not registered on our site, please click here and follow the instructions to register your account. You can add your family members including Hebrew names for aliyot. Add yahrzeits so you can be notified of future occurrences. Set Up your directory listing under My Members/Manage People. Here you can upload your profile picture and indicate how much information you'd like to share with the KCT community.


Please choose a membership option above.  Note that Associate Membership does not include High Holiday seats.

For other arrangements, please contact Matthew Koenig or Chaim Lubin to discuss available options (Matthew: / cell phone(847) 293-0572 or Chaim: / cell phone 312-929- 7056)

Please note: No one will ever be refused membership (full or associate) for financial reasons.

BUILDING FUND (required)

All members (after 1 year of membership) are required to contribute to the KCT Building Fund. This is an essential part of maintaining the synagogue’s financial health, providing important capital for our mortgage and helping maintain the overall aesthetic of the newest shul in Skokie. The Building Fund is set at $6,000 over 4 years ($125 per month), with discounts available for early payment per the schedule below.

Those families or individuals joining KCT for the first time in 2018 are exempt from the Building Fund for their first year of membership.

The goal is 100% participation from all members. If you have questions regarding the building fund, dedication opportunities or would like to discuss alternate arrangements to participate in the Building Fund, please contact Jeremy Goltz at or anyone in the finance committee at

MAKOM KAVUA (optional)

As part of our initial building capital raise, we started to offer the opportunity for full members to buy their seats or "makom" in our beautiful new sanctuary in an effort to raise additional funds for the shul. These funds are another very important capital raising initiative to ensure the shul can operate and offer all the current services to the community.


Therefore, as a way to continue our fund raising efforts for KCT, we continue to offer any full member in good standing, the opportunity to acquire naming rights (makom) for seats in the shul for $1,200 per chair, for a 3 year period.  This would not preclude others from sitting in these chairs as everyone, (members and guests), are always welcome but we would ask people to choose seats that are not otherwise reserved with name plates on them, assuming other seats are available.  The reserved seating program is an important fundraiser for the shul and we ask you wait until at least 10am before taking a reserved seat, assuming other seats are available. Only full members in good standing who have paid all prior balances and signed up for next year's membership may buy these naming rights. Good standing includes either paying in full or being on a payment plan for the building fund. If you are interested in naming rights for a seat (men or women's section), please e-mail Matthew Koenig (

   Men's Section Ashkenaz - $1,200.00
   Women's Section Ashkenaz - $1,200.00
   Men's Section Sephardic - $1,200.00
   Women's Section Sephardic - $1,200.00

KIDDUSH FUND (optional)

Our kiddush fund members keep our weekly kiddush going even when there isn't a sponsor!  Join the kiddush fund to contribute $25 for each week there is no sponsor, or make a fixed one-time, weekly, or monthly donation.



Thu, March 21 2019 14 Adar II 5779