A community of communities

Membership Information

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Thank you for your interest in joining Germantown Jewish Centre!  You can download our Membership Application and Dues Structure information here:

Cost should not be a barrier to membership.  Dues adjustments are available if you have special financial needs. Please contact Nina Peskin, Executive Director, at 215-844-1507, ex. 12 or [email protected] to discuss a membership agreement that works for you.

Why Join?

The reasons for joining Germantown Jewish Centre are as diverse as our congregants. We call ourselves a "community of communities" because we provide a multitude of opportunities for connecting meaningfully with others--multiple prayer communities for adults and children; Jewish education classes for members of all ages; family-friendly holiday celebrations and social events; and social action programs designed to "repair our world" here in Philadelphia and beyond. Whichever pathway you choose to enter GJC, you become part of a warm and welcoming community with whom you will share the most significant events in your life from births, b'nai mitzvah and weddings to funerals and memorial services. GJC is a pluralistic, egalitarian synagogue affiliated with the Conservative movement. We embrace difference and welcome all Jews regardless of background or sexual orientation.

Benefits of Membership

Many of the benefits of membership are unquantifiable. Friendships forged through years of praying and learning together, sharing life's highs and lows, are priceless. The concrete benefits of membership include free access to all of our regular services and programming. Additional benefits include:

  • Tickets to High Holiday services
  • Discounted enrollment fees for our Adult Education courses
  • Fewer fees for our Early Childhood Program
  • Rabbinic support, which includes pastoral counseling and teaching as well as spiritual guidance during times of transition.

If you are still deciding whether GJC is the right place for you, we suggest that you:

  • Join us for a service, attend a program or register for a class. Prospective members are always welcome!
  • Browse our website to get a sense of our diverse community and all of the programs and services that you will benefit from as a synagogue member. 
  • Learn more about Our Community before taking the plunge.