Machar relies upon membership dues, tuition, and contributions to cover operating costs for the congregation and Jewish Cultural School. Our membership year runs from September 1 to August 31 of each year, and our academic year runs from September through June. Please contact Machar’s Administrator at administrator [at] machar.org with questions about visiting our congregation, joining for the first time, setting up an installment plan, or any other questions you may have.
MACHAR DUES AND TUITION SCHEDULE 2016-2017
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Machar Dues, 2016-2017
Suggested dues are based on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Above-minimum dues (paid in lieu of minimum dues—not in addition to them) help balance Machar’s budget and keep rates reasonable for all. All dues may be tax-deductible. New households registering mid-year should contact Machar’s congregational administrator at administrator [at] machar.org prior to registering.
|SUGGESTED ABOVE-MINIMUM DUES CATEGORIES||Rates for 2016-17|
|Suggested for Household with AGI of $200K or more||$2100|
|Suggested for Household with AGI of $150K-199K||$1750|
|Suggested for Household with AGI of $100K-149K||$1350|
|Minimum Dues Categories||Minimum Dues Rates||Notes|
|2 Adult Household||$995||If one adult is a member of another congregation, household may join for the 1 Adult rate upon submission to Machar of proof of membership at other congregation. Adult children of Machar members may remain part of the family membership until age 25.|
|1 Adult Household||$665||Adult children of Machar members may remain part of the family membership until age 25.|
|2 Young Adult (under 35) Household||$525||This category acknowledges the financial challenges some members in this age range may face. We encourage members to pay at the above-minimum or minimum 2 adult rates if possible.|
|1 Young Adult (under 35) Household||$315||This category acknowledges the financial challenges some members in this age range may face. We encourage members to pay at the above-minimum or minimum 1 adult rates if possible.|
|Long-distance member||$180||This rate is for members who live more than one hundred miles away.|
|Full-time Students or Unemployed Recent Graduates, to age 22||No charge||Upon graduation and/or finding full-time employment, please join Machar at our Young Adult rate.|
Request for Membership Dues/Tuition Reduction
Machar welcomes all who wish to be members. However, Machar has limited funds and relies on members’ dues and tuition to pay all our expenses. In extreme situations (family health crisis, loss of employment, etc.), reduced membership dues/tuition may be granted. These decisions are kept strictly confidential, and only the Dues Committee (three board members) is involved. If you have a financial challenge that prevents you from paying your full dues, please request the Machar Membership Dues/Tuition Reduction Request Form from our Administrator at administrator [at] machar.org.
Machar Jewish Cultural School Tuition, 2016-17
With the exception of the Post-Mitzvah class, all classes meet twice a month on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon, concurrent with our Adult Education program, at Jewish Primary Day School (Hanukkah and Purim parties take place at Schweinhaut Senior Center). Bagels and, on selected Sundays, all-Machar Community Sunday activities follow JCS.
|Grade Level||Tuition rates||Notes|
|Tots (ages 2-3)||$150||This class serves as an intro to JCS.|
|Grades PreK/K/1||$600||$50 sibling discount for additional children enrolled in a JCS class.|
|Grades 2-6||$750||$50 sibling discount for additional children enrolled in a JCS class.|
|B’Nei Mitzvah Year||$1350||Higher tuition due to increased rabbi time and administrative costs of project development, mentoring, ceremony, and other added activities. All payments must be completed by 4/1/17.|
|Adult B’Nei Mitzvah Class||$575||This is the first year of a two-year class, taught by Rabbi Nehama Benmosche once a month, beginning in fall 2015. In the second year, each student will conduct and present a research project.|