Benefits of Membership

Benefits of AKSE Membership

We are Embracing.

At AKSE you will:

  • Find a caring community, one that joins you in celebration in good times and   envelops you with support in times of difficulty.
  • Have access to the caring pastoral and counseling services of our spiritual leader, Rabbi Steven Saks.
  • Share a focal point for supporting important causes and responding to communal concerns. We actively support Israel and help Mary Campbell Center residents open gifts on December 25, just to name a couple.

We are Engaging.

At AKSE you are encouraged to:

  • Come to Shabbat Services. Enjoy Rabbi Saks’ engaging and enlightening sermons….and stay for a delightful, social Kiddush
  • Join our active Sisterhood and Men’s Club groups
  • Get involved in rewarding volunteer activities

We are Enriching.

At AKSE you will find:

  • A place to express your belief in G-d or to seek answers to theological, philosophical and ethical questions
  • A musical congregation–with a High Holiday choir, Klezmer band, and adult folk dance group, and a more than 60 year tradition of presenting an annual musical celebration of Israel’s Independence Day.
  • A varied and rich offering of events, programming and classes to entertain, educate and involve you.

In addition, we offer:

  • High Holiday Sanctuary Seating at no extra charge
  • Free subscription to our Shofar newsletter and informative e-mail blasts
  • Travel opportunities, such as the Rabbinical Community trip to Israel and the AKSE delegation AIPAC Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Free burial plot, in accordance with bylaw rules