membership

Please complete an application. If you are a returning member, please insert your name (or names) on page 1, and indicate your choices for payment of dues on page 2. This form may be printed, and/or emailed to the USH office.

We are an informal and welcoming community committed to renewing vibrant, inclusive, and egalitarian Jewish life in the riverfront towns of Hudson County.

The most important membership benefit is being part of a place where our presence makes a difference and where, as each of us discovers or rediscovers Judaism, synagogue life becomes richer and more vital.

Members receive free admission to High Holiday services, discounts at various programs, preschool admission preference, learning center admission eligibility, our monthly newsletter, The Shofar, cemetery rights, and a voice in synagogue issues.

Membership is open to Jewish adults, and their partners, whether or not they are Jewish. Everyone is encouraged to participate in community life. Partners who are not Jewish, and who choose not to join, are warmly invited to participate in all synagogue events and services, and to receive the member discount at all fee-based events.

Synagogue operations and programs depend on member volunteers. This approach strengthens communal bonds, helps keep dues at a moderate level, and enables us to provide a vigorous range of programs such as:

The dues assessments listed below are valid May 1, 2014 through July 15, 2014

Dues are assessed according to five categories:

  • Household (two adults, with no children or any number of children)
    ($1,650)
  • Age 30-69 (one adult, with no children or any number of children)
    ($820)
  • Age 27-29 ($440)
  • Age 21-26 ($180)
  • Full-time college or graduate student ($160)
  • Age 70 and over ($210)
  • Alumni ($60)

A child under the age of 21 who is not a college or graduate student, and who lives with a parent who is a USH member, is included in the parent's membership.

Members who prefer not to fulfill the volunteer requirement of helping at two synagogue events during the year may choose to buy out of that responsibility for $420 per person.

No qualified individual is ever denied membership for financial reasons. Confidential arrangements can be made by contacting VP Membership Monique Haas.

Please complete an application. If you are a renewing member, you only need to choose the payment amount and type on page 2. Mail the completed application to USH, 115 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030-3703

If you wish to spread your payments over 2 or more months, please indicate that on the application. You may pay via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). You may get a reduced rate if you pay by check, eCheck, or cash. If you choose the eCheck option (whereby money is sent to USH automatically from your bank), please also complete the Electronic Debit Authorization Form.

Please note that payment via PayPal may be chosen only if you pay the entire amount at once.

Household - $1,650
You can save $55 by mailing a check to the office.
Age 30-69 - $820
You can save $25 by mailing a check to the office.
Age 21-26 - $180
You can save $10 by mailing a check to the office.
Age 27-29 - $440
You can save $20 by mailing a check to the office.
Age 70 and older - $210
You can save $10 by mailing a check to the office.
Full-time college or graduate student - $160
You can save $10 by mailing a check to the office.
Alumni Membership - $60
(for USH members who have moved to other towns)
You can save $10 by mailing a check to the office.
Buy out of the Service Requirement - $420
Eliminates your requirement to do volunteer work
You can save $20 by mailing a check to the office.
115 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-659-4000