Have You Paid Dues for 5781?

Pay your dues by 6 pm ET on May 14, 2021 and be invited to register for the online Summer Institute on May 15th!  That’s TWO weeks prior to registration launch, which will be June 1st.  Some courses have an attendance cap, so you will have an advantage of getting first pick!


JULY 25- AUGUST 8, 2021

Everyone who attends Institute pays dues.

  • $40 per individual
  • $80 per family

The dues year follows the Jewish calendar so those who have paid dues since the Fall of 2020 do not have to pay again for the 2021 Summer Institute. Dues payments are tax deductible and non-refundable.  If you have paid dues for 5781, you will be invited to register early.  There will be an option to pay dues when purchasing your tickets for the Summer Institute, but early payments get you early access to pick courses!

Click here to learn about ticket options for the 2021 online Summer Institute.


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