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Membership Renewal

Open each of the documents below.
Then, print, complete, and mail them to the Hakafa office
(Congregation Hakafa, P.O. Box 409, Glencoe, IL 60022)

2022-23 Membership Renewal and Financial Commitment Form

2022-23 School Enrollment Form and Information Packet

Thank you!

July 2022

Dear Fellow Congregants,

It is time to renew your membership with Congregation Hakafa. In this past year of immense challenges, participation in Shabbat and holiday worship, study groups, our many social justice programs, and amazing educational offerings for all ages, has remained strong. We even have added a new social justice program, the Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Fund. We’ve enjoyed being together in person and on Zoom, and we hope to continue on that path. At this time, we ask that you recommit your financial and volunteer support to Hakafa to strengthen all the activities of the life of the congregation. Your commitment allows members to be part of this welcoming community, as well as to enrich our lives through involvement with people outside of our Hakafa circle. 

Congregation Hakafa does no fundraising. We rely solely on the yearly financial commitments of our members to meet our expenses.

  • Hakafa was founded with an expectation that budgeted expenses would be equal to the financial support of its members. Dividing the total budget among the number of member units establishes the level of financial commitment that would sustain Hakafa’s programs if every member unit paid the same amount. The congregation set this sustaining amount at $2,675 for 2022-2023.
  • We encourage our members to value our circle by providing the greatest level of financial support that they can. Our bylaws state that all members should help “ relation to their individual or family financial capabilities.” No one is denied a place in our Hakafa community because of financial concerns, nor do we require disclosure of anyone’s finances. 
  • We rely on the generosity of members with greater financial resources to give above the sustaining amount to ensure that we are able to run our congregation. Your extra help will be greatly appreciated. 

 Please note:     

-  You may choose to pay your financial commitment in one or more installments. 
-  All financial commitments must be paid in full by May 1, 2023. 
-  Your financial commitment must be made before you receive tickets or other access for our High Holiday services. This information will be sent at the appropriate time prior to Rosh Hashanah, which starts the evening of September 25, to those who have made a financial commitment. 


  • Our congregation eliminated Religious School, Hebrew School, and High School tuition this year, as the education of our children is an integral part of the services we provide.
  • Religious/Hebrew School/High School participation can begin only after enrollment forms are received.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD, PRINT, COMPLETE, AND RETURN THESE FORMS with your initial or full payment by August 15, 2022:

- Membership Renewal and Financial Commitment Form
- School Enrollment Form (if applicable)

THANK YOU, in advance, for your timely financial commitments and payments, which allow us to plan appropriately for the upcoming year. We are grateful that you are part of Hakafa. We look forward to another wonderful year together! Please contact us if you have any questions.


Joli Fridman, Membership Treasurer

Barbara Miller, President

Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783