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MJCBY Interfaith and Conversion Policy
The Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael welcomes interfaith families to participate in all Congregational events and activities. However, as a Conservative Congregation, only the Jewish spouse can be considered a full member as it relates to voting in Congregational elections; serving as an officer of the Congregation, Sisterhood or Men's Club; chairing a Congregational Committee; or receiving a religious or ritual honor. A review of an individual's conversion process must be in accordance with the tenets of Conservative Judaism before the application is accepted. In the case of a non-Jewish mother; or a mother who converted to Judaism after the birth of her children, children must be ritually converted to Judaism within one year of joining the Congregation in order to continue in our Religious school. We encourage you to meet with the Rabbi to discuss any questions you may have.
It is Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael's policy that no Jewish person should be discouraged from membership or receiving religious education for financial reasons. For consideration of extenuating circumstances, please contact Dr. Joel Goodman, executive director, at (973) 538-9292.
Our synagogue is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for Jewish expression such as our Religious School, Kadima, USY, Adult Education and social programs, Shabbat, High Holy Days and Religious Services. In order to meet the financial obligations of Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael (MJCBY), we depend on the Congregational Community to honor its financial obligations to the Synagogue. We therefore require that, as a condition of membership in the Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael, that each member agree to abide by the financial policies of MJCBY, including executing the annual Dues Agreement, and to make timely payment of all obligations - dues, Religious School costs and fees, assessments approved by the Board of Directors or the congregation, and pledges or donations to MJCBY. Also, as a member of MJCBY, you agree and understand that your financial obligations to MJCBY shall continue until paid in full. The obligation to pay membership dues and building fund remain due until the member(s) submits a written letter of resignation to the MJCBY office. Upon receipt of the written letter of resignation, membership dues and any unpaid building fund obligation of the member(s) shall be pro-rated.