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Congregation Or Torah

Congregation Or Torah Membership and High Holiday 5776 Information

Membership Information

High Holiday Seats           

Early Bird Discount if paid in full by June 30, 2015 is $1700 for membership dues.  Ful membership dues are $1800 starting July 1, 2015

Please note that every membership includes a seat for each parent/spouse for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Each Child's seat cost $75 in total for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This amount is $75, even if your child will only sit with you at a minyan on one of the two holidays (children of members includes those who live at home and are fully dependent on the member parents).  Guest Seats cost $200 each for Rosh Hashana and an additional $100 each for Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Seats

  Person Location When Requests Notes

Building Fund

The building fund obligation is a one-time obligation, of $3,500, payable over 5 years at a suggested $700/year beginning with the member's 4th year as a member. Participation in and payment of the building fund is required in order to be considered a member in good standing.


Please note that you do not have to obtain approval from a member of the finance committee to pay half of your membership dues now and half in December. 

Payment Options:
1. Credit Card: To pay in full today please select "Paypal" next to payment method and click "Submit and  Continue" below. You will be redirected to Paypal. You do not have to create a Paypal account to  pay with Paypal. To pay as a guest, scroll down to the bottom of the page and follow the  instructions listed. To pay half now and half in December by Credit Card, please follow these instructions:
a. Click on the box next to "Split this Payment
b. Next to the "Split this Payment", select "Two Payments"  
c. Next to the word "Paid" click on the dropdown menu and select Every 5 Months
NOTE: Although the system will allow you to choose to pay every few weeks or months, Or Torah will only process your payment when you select "Every 5 Months". We will contact you if a mistake has been made so that we may rectify it.   Please also note that in order to split your payment, you must create a  Paypal accountThis is similar to registering for an email address on Gmail or Yahoo. The credit card you use to make your first payment will be re-charged exactly 5 months from the day you make your first payment.



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Welcome to Congregation Or Torah, one of the largest Modern Orthodox Synagogues in the Midwest. We are a diverse community united in our dedication to Torah study, support for the State of Israel, and desire to inspire the next generation of Am Yisrael. Our congregation, led by Rabbi Zvi Engel, serves as a place of spiritual growth and communal activity within the greater Skokie area. Click on the tabs below to learn more about our upcoming events, youth department, events and more!

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