Renew Your Membership
You Are Essential to JRC
Whether JRC gathers in our beautiful building, an Evanston beachfront, or in your living room on Zoom, our congregation is here to hold emotions and traditions – both celebratory and loss-filled – and to be a gathering place for all. Rabbi Hillel wrote, “al tifrosh min ha tzibur,” meaning “don’t separate yourself from the community. We hope what our fellow members gain from membership at JRC isn’t merely transactional or tangible, but rather an ongoing sense of connection, commitment, sanctity and love. In order for JRC to be here for you and for your children in years to come, we hope you’ll continue to invest in us now. We need your ideas, your presence, and your support. We are right here for you, and we need you right here beside us.
Dues Range and Dues Adjustments
At JRC we provide a dues range rather than a fixed amount for each household. We are committed to ensuring that any individual who would like to make JRC their spiritual home should be able to do so regardless of financial means. If you are able, we encourage you to select a dues level above the minimum. Your generosity allows us to continue our longstanding practice of welcoming all members. And if you would like to discuss a dues adjustment, please contact JRC’s Executive Director, Micky Baer.
Renew Your Membership
Click on the link below to access our online Membership Commitment Form. For those who prefer the traditional pen and paper, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down for a downloadable link to a renewal PDF with instructions to mail in. We want this to be a seamless process. If you have any trouble at all, do not hesitate to reach out to JRC’s office staff for help. We promise, you will not be the only member who needs a password reset. A list of commonly asked questions can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you prefer to mail in your renewal form, click this link to download a PDF of our renewal form.
Paper forms can be mailed to:
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
Common Questions Regarding the Renewal Process
Q: I would like to discuss a dues adjustment
A: JRC’s executive director, Micky Baer, would be glad to have a confidential conversation with you about this. Please email her at email@example.com.
Q: It says I need to log in but I can’t remember my password.
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly reset your password!
Q: I want to set up a payment plan. How can I do that?
A: When you reach the end of your renewal form, you will have the option to add a payment method and create a payment plan. Please note that payment plans through a credit card incur a 3% charge but payment plans through your ACH do not.
Q: How do I register for Religious School?
A: You must be a current member of JRC to enroll in Religious School. On your renewal form, you can indicate that you would like to register for Religious School. Once you complete your renewal form, the Religious School enrollment form will populate.
At JRC we provide a dues range rather than a fixed amount for each category of household. If you are able, we encourage you to select a dues level above the minimum for your household. Your generosity helps JRC continue a longstanding practice of welcoming all our members with due regard for ability to pay. And if you would like to discuss a dues adjustment, please contact JRC’s Executive Director, Micky Baer.