MEMBERSHIP AT KAVOD

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Why?

Why do we have a membership model?

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What?

What do you get as a Kavod member?

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How?

How do you become a member this year?

WHY MEMBERSHIP?

Choosing to become a member at Kavod is a powerful step of support and affirmation for Kavod’s work towards building a more liberated Boston. For over a decade, our membership model has supported our community in building power, staying connected and rooting in our collective values. 

 

Kavod’s membership model is rooted in a long Jewish history of communal projects and collective ownership, dating back to the Biblical story of the construction of the Mishkan. In the Torah, the Israelites raised their resources through both a “half-shekel” tax on every adult member of the community, and through generous additional offerings given by each Israelite according to their means and talents. From this learning, we help resource our own community through a structure of “Half Shekel” and “Nediv Lev — Gift of the Heart” giving.*  

AS A MEMBER OF KAVOD, YOU WILL BE INVITED INTO...

  • Collective Ownership

    • Provide your feedback & input on community decisions, systems, and visions. Run for leadership roles and vote in the annual election

    • Participate in community care and support networks

    • Contribute to building our cooperatively run shabbat services through our Kevutzah model 

  • Leadership Development 

    • Mentorship in taking on leadership in the community

    • Receive financial support to attend trainings, conferences, and workshops

  • Kavod Apparel 

    • For the first time, when you become a Kavod member you will be gifted a Kavod t-shirt premiering the new design 

  • Communal Annual Gatherings 

    • Attend gatherings centered around connective and fun activities and spiritual and ritual programming

    • You’re invited to join conversations that work to reimagine our community’s growth 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

Part One:​ 

 

 

 

This year when you donate, your 'Half-Shekel' of $36 will support our Kavod community. With the rest of your planned gift, we are asking you to participate in a coordinated community campaign to redistribute and invest in Kavod's closest organizing partners:

  • Half Shekel: A contribution of $36 — if this is not accessible to you, please contribute whatever you are able.   

  • Nediv Lev — Gift of the Heart: An additional contribution at your financial capacity   

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Our yearly community census helps us know our community better, so that together we can build the organizing, ritual and connection that fits our community best. 

Need Support? Have more Questions?

Our Membership Chair, Chera Garlick, would love to connect with you. You can reach her at membership@kavodboston.org.

 

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