Join Us. Become a Builder.

Like synagogue membership, but more like a creative partnership (even a friendship) that allows us to co-create your spiritual journey with you. We’re looking for people to help us build a community of learning, moral inspiration, and support. Who are serious about radical inclusivity and want to create community with people across the spectrum of age, background and identity. Who want to bring their whole selves to something larger than themselves. 

Learn more about Mishkan’s guiding principles and norms here, which include loving thy neighbor, being anti-racist and more.

Like what you see? Join us by becoming a Builder today.

Buildership Levels

Individual Buildership Options

Transparent Buildership aka Fair Share: $3,333/year
This is the actual investment per household to operate Mishkan. This number is calculated taking our annual budget and dividing by the number of Builder households. Individuals, couples and families alike can all proudly join at this level. Check out our State of the Mishkan (aka our Annual Report) to learn more about our annual budget.

Individual Aleph: $881/year
Less than the cost of your daily Starbucks fix, more spiritual awakening.

Individual Bet: $661/year
You’re fired up about supporting an organization that keeps the flame of your spirit stoked.

Individual Gimmel: $441/year
Great for OOTers (out-of-towners), lower-income singles, people who want to do Mishkan at a basic level.

Growing Buildership: $120/year
This level is for those for whom paying more would hurt too much. We see you, and we’re glad you’re here.

DIY Buildership
If you want to pay more or less than any of the levels listed here, or your circumstances have changed and you need to adjust an existing level, send us an email. Everyone is always welcome.

Couples Buildership Options

Transparent Buildership aka Fair Share: $3,333/year
This is the actual investment per household to operate Mishkan. This number is calculated taking our annual budget and dividing by the number of Builder households. Individuals, couples and families alike can all proudly join at this level. Check out our State of the Mishkan (aka our Annual Report) to learn more about our annual budget.

Couples Buildership: $1,469/year
For you and your partner to do it, together – Mishkan, that is.

DIY Buildership
If you want to pay more or less than any of the levels listed here, or your circumstances have changed and you need to adjust an existing level, send us an email. Everyone is always welcome.

Family Buildership Options

Transparent Buildership aka Fair Share: $3,333/year
This is the actual investment per household to operate Mishkan. This number is calculated taking our annual budget and dividing by the number of Builder households. Individuals, couples and families alike can all proudly join at this level. Check out our State of the Mishkan (aka our Annual Report) to learn more about our annual budget.

Family Buildership: $1,958/year
Enjoy our family programs for holidays and Shabbat or our award-winning Mensch Academy religious school. Or all of the above.

DIY Buildership
If you want to pay more or less than any of the levels listed here, or your circumstances have changed and you need to adjust an existing level, send us an email. Everyone is always welcome.

The Fine Print

Our Buildership cycle begins on July 1 of each year for everybody. We are happy to prorate your Buildership contribution on a quarterly basis (see proration schedule below). You have the flexibility to decide how you would like to make your contributions – split it up, or pay all at once!

Proration Schedule:
Join July 1-September 30: Contribute the full rate of your Buildership level
Join October 1 – December 31: Contribute 75% of your Buildership level
Join January 1 – March 31: Contribute 50% of your Buildership level
Join April 1 – June 30: Contribute 25% of your Buildership level

Benefits of Buildership

  • Discounts: First priority and discounts on Mishkan classes, High Holidays, and programs.
  • Lifecycle Services: Access to our Rabbis’ holistic services for your most meaningful lifecycle events (weddings, naming ceremonies, funeral & shiva officiation, lifecycle moments, BMitzvah).
  • Builder-Only Events: Builder families and kids get priority access to registration for Mensch Academy, as well as invitations to Builder-only events.
  • Keepin’ Us Going: Your contribution directly supports our work, enabling us to be here for you and your people.
  • Bringing Your Whole Self to Something Larger Than Yourself: You invest in us and we invest in you. You’re the people who show up, and are always at the front of our minds. Just as you rely on us for so many important ritual & community moments, we rely on you to bring your head, heart and talents to the Mishkan family.

We Were Built for This

Take a look at how Mishkan has grown. Mishkan is only possible with support from our Builders. Let’s keep building this modern-day Mishkan together, and get excited for what tomorrow may hold. Join today!