Membership, Mishkan-style.

So you want to make it official? Membership at Mishkan is so much more than annual dues and High Holiday tickets. It lets this community know who you are and in doing so, helps connect you to opportunities to grow and thrive. Being a Builder at Mishkan means we’ve gone on enough first dates and that you’re ready to take this thing to the next level.

ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם

“Make a Mishkan for me, and I will dwell within you.” Exodus/Shemot 25:8 

Individual Buildership

• Giving Hearts •
Na’div Lev

כֹּל נְדִיב לִבּוֹ יְבִיאֶהָ אֵת תְּרוּמַת יְהוָֹה  – Let every person with a giving heart bring their gift (Exodus 31:5)

Costs less than your gym membership, packs more spiritual punch. Great for part-time members, lower-income singles, people who want to Mishkan at a basic level.

$36 monthly / $420 yearly

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• Illuminators •
Nerot

בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ אֶת־הַנֵּרֹת – Come on baby, light my fire (Numbers 8:2)

At this level you are helping make the day-to-day operating at Mishkan happen, keeping our literal lights on as we keep the flame of your spirit stoked.

$54 monthly / $630 yearly

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• Wise Hearts •
Hohmat Lev

וְאַתָּה תְּדַבֵּר אֶל־כָּל־חַכְמֵי־לֵב – And now, speak to all those with wise hearts ( Exodus 28:3)

Less than the cost of your daily Starbucks fix, more spiritual awakening. Giving at this level covers the actual cost of individual participation in Mishkan programming.

$72 monthly / $840 yearly

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Couples & Family Buildership

• Couples •
Cherubim

וְעָשִׂיתָ שְׁנַיִם כְּרֻבִים זָהָב – And make two angels of gold… (Exodus 20:18)

The Torah teaches that real truth and relationship emerges from between the faces of two golden angels on the ark. Join Mishkan as a couple- either as a couple of friends, a hevruta, or romantic couple.

$120 monthly / $1400 yearly

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• Families •
Mishpucha

We are family. Get on board now as we create space for kids and families, preserving the intellectual depth, musical inspiration and personal feel of our adult programs.

$160 monthly / $1800 yearly

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Benefits of Buildership

Discounts & First Alerts: Builders receive first priority & free High Holiday tickets & discounts on Mishkan classes, holiday experiences & programs.

Lifecycle Services: Builders get access to our Rabbis’ services for your most meaningful life cycle events (wedding officiation, naming ceremonies, funeral officiation, creative life-cycle moments, b’nai mitzvah).

Builder-Only Events: Builders get access to special Builder only events and parties.

Special Communications: From Yahrzeit reminders to birthday cards and advance notice emails about events, you’ll be in the loop!

Builder Families: Builder families and kids get priority access to registration for Mensch Academy, inspired, down-to-earth Jewish learning for kids!

The warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing that you’re not being a freeloader!

Big Builders

Giving at these higher levels helps Mishkan to expand our reach through all of our programs and experiences. It also helps us to continue engaging young adults and those with limited financial means. Please consider sponsoring at one of the following levels (all include Family-Level Buildership):

• Luminary •

You see Mishkan’s work as holy and want us to spread the love far and wide. Includes Family-Level Buildership, invitation to a special Shabbat, and recognition on our website and in our annual State of the Mishkan report.

$2500/year
$208/month

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• Macher •

Mishkan has deeply touched your life, and you want to pay it forward. Includes Family-Level Buildership, invitation to a special Shabbat, a yearly spiritual gift, and recognition on our website and in our annual State of the Mishkan report.

$3600/year
$300/month

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• Visionary •

You can’t imagine a Jewish Chicago without Mishkan. Includes Family-Level Buildership, invitation to a special Shabbat, a special learning opportunity with our clergy, a yearly spiritual gift, and recognition on our website and in our annual State of the Mishkan report.

$5040/year
$420/month

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A note about Buildership:
  • If you wish to join and require financial assistance, please contact Rhonda. Everyone is always welcome.