Temple Sinai in Cranston believes that if people give membership a try, they will like it. So the congregation is offering a free membership for six months from July 2019 to the end of December.
“For many people, especially those who have never been a member of a Temple, making a financial commitment seems like a big risk,” says Rabbi Jeffrey Goldwasser. “We understand that many people want a chance to get to know a congregation first.”
The offer of free membership includes tickets to the congregation’s High Holy Days services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. New members are still required to pay tuition for Religious School for their children from the beginning of the school year.
“We are living in a new era,” says Goldwasser. “Once upon a time, Jews joined synagogues just because it was ‘what you are supposed to do.’ Those days are over. Jewish families and individuals want to know that being a member is going to improve the quality of their lives. They want to experience being part of a real community, engaging in real learning and attending services that are meaningful and fulfilling.”
For more information on Temple Sinai, contact the congregation at 401-942-8350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Temple Sinai