Become a Member

Welcome to Become a Member at Congregation Beth Yeshurun!

Beth Yeshurun has been the spiritual home to Jews in Houston since 1891 and now provides spiritual, educational, cultural, and social activities, programs, and services to more than 2300 families.

Adhering to the principles of Conservative Judaism, Beth Yeshurun welcomes Jews of the widest possible demographic categories – young and mature, men and women, single and married, with children and without children, traditional observing and less traditional observing.

Because of our “fair share” and young adult dues structures, Beth Yeshurun is open to all, regardless of financial status. Our congregants are asked and expected to contribute dues and donations based on their ability.

Applicants and candidates for membership at Beth Yeshurun must meet with representatives of our Membership Committee. This process is intended to give applicants/candidates an opportunity to learn more about our Congregation and to ask questions in a confidential setting. For more information about membership at Beth Yeshurun, contact our Membership Services Manager, Ellen Petras by email or by phone at 713-666-1881, extension 360. We would be happy to meet with you, show you around our synagogue, and discuss opportunities to join.

Members of Beth Yeshurun are privileged to have many opportunities to experience the joy of Jewish living. Although our doors are open to the entire community for most of our programs and activities, daily minyans, and Shabbat services, we do have space considerations that require us to limit admissions to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Our Day School is open to students from the entire Jewish community, but our supplemental Religious school and Hillel High School enrollment are available only to members. And only members enjoy the right to vote at congregational meetings and serve on the Board of Trustees.

We have 4 different types of memberships available: