T'chiyah Membership Renewal Form 2020/2021
Thank you for recommitting to our community! This is an online form that automatically collects responses. Responses are viewable by our Rabbi, Board President, Treasurer, & Community Engagement Associate.
Please direct questions to:
Please direct technical / administrative questions to our Community Engagement Associate at
Name(s): (If you are renewing on behalf of your partner / family, list all of your names here.)
I am comfortable with my name, pronouns, and contact info (email, phone, address) being shared with other T'chiyah members as part of our Member Directory and Neighborhood Groups listings.
Yes, that's fine.
Please do not share my info with fellow congregants.
Please contact me to discuss this further.
This year, I am interested in strengthening our community by participating in the following work groups: (Please select at least one)
Chesed: Volunteering and coordinating mutual aid & community care
Chochmah: Offering and organizing Jewish learning opportunities
Kehillah: Strengthening member-to-member connections and sense of belonging through programs
Levites: Co-leading song and ritual to facilitate transformative experiences
Shefa: Cultivating resources for financial sustainability
Tzedek: Pursuing intra-congregational justice and/or working with Detroit Jews for Justice
I am interested in participating in the following identity-based affinity groups:
T'chiyah Families (for people raising children in our community)
LGBTQ+ Identified T'chiyahniks
Jews of Color @ T'chiyah
Growing Older with T'chiyah
Terumah: Giving From the Heart
As COVID-19 and its aftereffects create new challenges, we are called to hold onto two truths: 1) whatever our personal financial state was previously, our future situation is uncertain; and 2) now more than ever, we must depend on one another for generosity, community and collective resilience. It is these facts that our Board has kept in mind while preparing this year’s call for terumah, our practice of freely giving from the heart according to your means rather than paying fixed dues.
Our Board recommends that we strive to collect a minimum of $90,000 to be in a good financial standing for the year.
With about 100 members, the average pledge per member would need to come to $900. For an adult couple, that would mean $1800 per year.
Members with the means to do so are invited to contribute more, knowing that these contributions help to foster equitable access to our unique, progressive, LGBTIQ-loving, justice-pursuing intergenerational community.
***We understand that giving may be more difficult during this turbulent time, and that these rates are not feasible for all. The numbers are here to help assist you in making a contribution that is reasonable for your budget and impactful to our community.***
Whatever your pledge, we thank you for choosing to (re)commit as a T’chiyah member. Your presence and participation is integral to our collective wellbeing.
We are grateful for the continued support of the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation, whose generous contributions have enabled us to better educate, empower, and serve one another as we strive to build meaningful Jewish lives. In order to best prepare for the termination of this grant, we will be launching additional fundraising initiatives such as the “Friends of T’chiyah Giving Circle”, a major donor program, and creative grassroots strategies . Please email Victoria Kohl at
to get involved.
Please state the amount you intend to contribute this year.
I would like to fulfill this pledge by May 2021:
by setting up a monthly, recurring online donation at
via mail-in check(s): Congregation T'chiyah, c/o Rabbi Alana Alpert, 584 Arden Park Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
via online donation(s):
Friends of T'chiyah Giving Circle
The Friends of T’chiyah Giving Circle is composed of kindred spirits who are invested in the continued growth of our justice-driven Jewish community, including (but not limited to!) 1) former T’chiyah members who have since moved away and want to support from afar, 2) your parents, children or other loved one(s) who understand how important T'chiyah is to you, 3) folks who attend services and programs, but aren’t interested in full membership, 4) fellow travelers in the work of liberation-seeking community-building.
Friends of T'chiyah make freewill financial contributions to sustain us as we expand, without the volunteer expectations of membership. Can you help us build a base of supporters, near and far?
Who will you invite to join the Friends of T'chiyah Giving Circle? (If you can't think of anyone now, that's okay!)
Do you have any information that has changed since last June? (Contact info, pronouns, family members, yahrzeits, access needs, etc.)
Could you share a testimonial about why you're choosing to renew your membership?
Can we use this testimonial in promotional material, grant reporting, and other "external" communications?
Yes, with my name and age
Yes, without my name and age
No, please do not share this testimonial.
Anything else you wish to share?
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