The Shul is run by an annually elected Executive and Board of Management (Board). The Executive will comprise of a Chairman and Treasurer (elected by the Congregation from the Board), Secretary and 3 Portfolio Conveners (selected from the Board). The Portfolios consist of Religious Affairs; Buildings; and Community and Welfare.
For a complete overview, see the Laws of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation
Membership is open to all Jews recognised as such by the Office of the Chief Rabbi. Membership is rewarded by a seat in the Synagogue, and regular mailings (both e-mail and snail-mail) that inform all members of any events planned.
For the year 2014, the Membership contributions are as follows:
|Membership Class||Annual £/year||Monthly £/month|
|Husband & Wife||504||42|
The first 3 classes of membership include any Jewish children whilst they are at School or University. Country Membership is for those who wish to remain members (and support us), but no longer live in Edinburgh. Annual payments are made no later than Rosh Hashanah; Monthly payments must be made by regular Standing Order. In all cases of hardship, a reduced rate can be privately agreed with the Treasurer, so there is never a monetary bar to Membership.
Since we are a registered charity, Charity Number SC016924, we can reclaim tax at Basic Rate paid on all contributions that are covered by a Gift Aid declaration. This means that members who are able to sign a Gift Aid declaration increase their effective donations by 25%, at no cost to themselves. Once issued, a Gift Aid declaration applies to all future donations, an can be revoked at any time.
We will be glad to accept all donations, no matter how small, and would be especially pleased if they are Gift Aided. The Gift Aid Declaration form should be printed off, completed, signed, and returned to The Treasurer.