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We at Shaarei Shamayim envision a sacred community that embraces the richness of diversity, fostering acceptance, inclusion, and belonging. We strive for passionate community action, fueled by authentic spirituality and tight-knit, supportive relationships.

At Shaarei Shamayim, we:
•    provide intergenerational experiences rooted in Jewish community
•    foster commitment to spirituality, learning, and justice
•    create space for difficult conversations about Israel and Palestine
•    offer a spectrum of opportunities to explore Jewish life and identity

Our mission is to weave a tapestry of shared values that resonates throughout our community and beyond.

New Members

If you are ready to join Shaarei Shamayim, please refer to our dues schedule and complete our new member form.

If you would like to learn more, please email our office. One of our staff members will speak with you and get a sense of your interests and whether this community is the right one for you.

Current Members

To renew your membership, fill out our 2023-2024 member renewal form.

Become a Friend of Shaarei Shamayim

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

Shaarei Shamayim is building a community of supporters who live outside of Dane County who wish to stay in touch with our congregation – parents or grandparents of our members, members who have moved away, and visitors who have passed through and developed a connection with us.

As a Friend of CSS, we'll send you our newsletter, yahrtzeit reminders, a New Year's card, and other updates. We'll also include you in our member directory in the special Friends section. We hope you'll visit us whenever you're in town – grab a cup of coffee with Rabbi Laurie or drop in to any of our programs, services, or events. Make sure to "like" us on Facebook so you can see what we're up to.

Join As a Friend

We ask for a flat annual donation of $180 for this category of membership. Fill out our online form or contact our office manager at or 608-257-2944. You can renew or make a payment online here.

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