Who can be a friend?

We welcome all who share our values and want to show their support to become a Friend of CJC. 

This might be you if:

What does it mean to be a friend?

1. Show your support through a financial contribution of any size

2. Receive updates about what’s going on at CJC

3. Reduced rate for CJC programming 

4. Reduced rate for life cycle officiation (weddings, funerals, etc.)

5. Take a spiritual and political stance by investing in CJC’s sacred community and our collective future

Financial Contributions

Our goal over the next few years is to increase our financial capacity, in order to compensate Rabbi Miriam for her time. In 2024, our goal is to pay Rabbi Miriam $30,000, which is roughly ¼ of a typical congregational rabbinic salary. (In 2023, Rabbi Miriam made roughly ⅛ of a typical salary and our goal is to increase her salary every year until she is fairly compensated for her time.)

Our total 2024 budget is $50,000, which, in addition to Rabbi Miriam’s salary, includes $7,000 for operating costs (software, fees, general supplies, etc) and $13,000 for programming costs (space rental, food, printing, etc).

While we are always looking for grants and other fundraising opportunities, membership and friendship contributions are our largest and most reliable funding source. Contributions are tax deductible. Thank you so much for contributing to the future of our community!