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Membership

We invite you to visit our synagogue and meet with Rabbi Jordie Gerson, Executive Director Stephanie Glaser and our staff. Please call (203) 629-0018 to set up an appointment with our clergy or staff, or to request a phone call from our Membership Committee. Click here to download a membership application and current dues schedule.

Be a part of our welcoming community! Members of all ages, married, partnered or single, with or without children, of diverse religious backgrounds and orientations, enjoy the friendly, supportive atmosphere found in our warm congregational family; interfaith families especially appreciate our spirit of inclusion. We value the participation of each and every member and sincerely believe that you will find membership in Greenwich Reform Synagogue to be a life-enhancing experience.

 

 


 

Committees

We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who share their talents and make time to enhance the lives of our congregants and the community. Please join us! It’s rewarding, enjoyable, and offers a meaningful opportunity to develop new friendships. Contact the GRS office for details. 

 

Parents Circle

Join us in partnership with other parents, Rabbi Gerson, and Education Director Eliana Hall to maximize your children’s experiences with the goal of supporting our children as they grow into confident, learned, self-aware Jewish members of society.

Chai Society

Members brainstorm and coordinate fun social events throughout the year designed to bring the Jewish calendar to life. Examples include Selichot progressive dinners, building the sukkah, and dinner & movie nights.  We step outside the Jewish calendar with such events as a March Madness burgers and brew, cooking demos, museum trips, theater outings, and more.

Lifelong Learners 

At Greenwich Reform Synagogue, we take education seriously – at every stage of life – and believe Jewish learning has the potential to enrich, transform and deepen our lives. Help plan topics for weekly study sessions or weekend scholars in residence programs. Do you know a special speaker you’d like to have at GRS? Let us know.

Social Action

Members of the GRS Social Action Committee help those in need, both within our larger community and around the globe. We coordinate a range of activities including food and coat drives, serving meals at soup kitchens, holiday gift drives and nursing home visits. If you have a passion for Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) we need your help.

Welcome New Members Bruchim ha’baim

If you enjoy reaching out to people directly, please join us! You’ll engage with new congregants through phone calls, personal introductions, invitations to GRS events, and helping members of similar interests connect.

Music

Works with the Cantor and Choir Director David Johnson to develop the music program at GRS.

Caring

Provide assistance to fellow members in times of need, whether someone needs a ride to Shabbat services or a friendly visit when recovering from illness or surgery.

Ritual

Works with the Rabbi, Cantor, Choir and other members of the GRS community to organize, facilitate, and enrich GRS worship from the High Holy Days, to weekly Shabbat services. We also explore additional opportunities for Jewish experiences from festival celebrations, to Shabbat yoga, Rosh Chodesh and walking meditations in nearby Pomerance Park.

Communications 

Through social media and traditional outlets, this vital group keeps the congregation and the Greenwich community informed about religious services, educational and family programming, and special activities. Have a way with marketing?  Please let us know!

Circle of Giving 

Coordinates the GRS annual appeal as well as develop giving opportunities throughout the year to make membership affordable for all, and to underwrite special programs.

Finance 

If numbers are your thing, make yourself at home with our Finance Committee. From budgeting to investment strategies, folks with a head for figures are always needed and appreciated.

Pinch Hitters

For those who can be available to help out on programs and projects on ad hoc basis – we can always use your help!

 


 

Playground

Our beautiful building is ready for all to enjoy. Now we need to bring it to life, so it will be welcoming for generations to come. Our new playground will help make GRS a happy place for kids. The Greenwich Reform playground is being designed by Fred Martin of Environment Design of Milford CT, highly recommended by area preschools and the Stamford Nature Center. Set in a wooded, garden environment, this natural playground will feature a variety of climbing, creative, balance, and exploratory elements including a basket swing, free-build elements, ramps, slides and more, as shown below. The playground is geared for children under 6, however all ages are welcome and will enjoy this fun environment. Although directly adjacent to the GRS parking area, the playground is quiet, safe, and secluded.

 

 


Capital Campaign

Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s Capital Campaign exists to grow our endowment fund and guarantee a secure financial future for GRS. Many naming opportunities still exist. Click here to find out more about the Capital Campaign.