Become a Friend of Shaarei Shamayim!

Stay connected to Shaarei Shamayim even if you live far away.

Shaarei Shamayim is an inclusive Jewish community, and we open our doors to everyone who wishes to join us. We are building a community of supporters outside of the Madison area who wish to connect regularly with our congregation. 

How can I stay connected?

We certainly hope that you'll visit us whenever you're in town. Grab a cup of coffee with Rabbi Laurie or come to any of our programs, services, or events.

But when you're not in town, we will send you our newsletter, yahrtzeit reminders, a New Year's card, and other updates. Make sure to "like" us on Facebook so you see what we're up to in that way.

We will also include you in our member directory in the special Friends section.

Who is this membership for?

Really, it's for anyone who lives outside of Dane County. In particular, though, we're thinking about parents or grandparents of our members, former members who have moved away, and visitors who have passed through and developed a connection with us.

How do I join as a Friend?

We ask for a flat annual donation of $180 for this category of membership. Simply join here to get started, or contact Joy at or 608-257-2944.