Join our family!

Temple Israel of the City of New York is a family of families; a warm, welcoming community on New York’s Upper East Side. We would love to speak with you about your interest in membership.

Temple Israel is a place where the nurturing of community, learning and spirituality are embraced and celebrated. We invite you to take a closer look and let the warmth of our congregation be a part of your year-round life. After all, in every generation, the synagogue remains the primary address of the Jewish community. Our members find a second home here to build their family and connect with their community, and we hope you do, too.

Enrollment in our Early Childhood Learning Center, our Religious School, and Sanctuary seating for the High Holy Days are reserved for members of the congregation. In order to make membership accessible for everyone who wish to become a part of our community, Temple Israel offers a variety of membership options.

For more information on membership, contact us at or by phone at 212-249-5000.

Membership Categories + Dues

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Starting at $3,650


Starting at $2,475

Young Couple

Starting at $1,390

*32 and younger

Young Single

Starting at $775

*32 and younger

Live far away and interested in becoming a member of the family? We’d love to have you! There’s an ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (starting at $1,900 for families or $975 for individuals) reserved for those who live over 150 miles from Temple Israel.

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