Join our Family

We Welcome Jews by Birth, Jews by Choice, and Jews at Heart. ❤️

As a thriving Reform congregation in Hampton Roads, our Temple embodies the ritual warmth and ceremonial beauty of Jewish tradition while creating a community for those of all religious backgrounds, races and sexual orientations. Our Temple also serves as a center for worship, Life-Cycle events, education, social engagement and as a safe meeting space for congregants of all ages.

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Benefits of Temple Membership

  • Inspiring Spiritual Worship Services
  • Being Part of an open and inclusive Temple Family that truly cares for and enjoys each other
  • Availability of Rabbis and Cantor for Life-Cycle events
  • The Monthly Temple pOST Bulletin – available online or by mail
  • Notification of Yahrzeits for Loved Ones
  • Creative & Outstanding Adult Programming
  • Beautiful Music and Musical Programming with a volunteer choir open to all
  • High Holy Day Tickets
  • Outstanding Opportunities for Family Jewish Learning
  • Social activities for all ages – singles, young couples, young families, baby boomers and seniors
  • Many volunteer opportunities both within the Temple walls, as well as outside, giving back to the community and participating in Tikkun Olam
  • One of the best Religious Schools in Southeastern Virginia offering many avenues for your children to learn about and embrace their Jewish identity.
  • Ohef Sholom Temple Youth Groups (OSTY & JOSTY)

Still Have Questions About Becoming a Member?

For more information on the benefits, costs and privileges of becoming a member at Ohef Sholom Temple, to make an appointment for a tour of our beautiful facility, and/or to meet our clergy and staff, please contact us by phone at (757) 625-4295, by email at membership@ohefsholom.org, or submit a membership inquiry to us online and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Need Financial Assistance Becoming A Member?

In the spirit of our mission statement as “A House of Prayer for All Peoples,” OST’s policy is to not refuse membership because of financial inability to pay the full membership contribution. All dues adjustment requests are held in strict confidence, and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Members who believe they qualify for a financial reduction should submit a Dues Adjustment Application online or by mail to the Temple office.

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PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE

We are extremely grateful to our Pillars of the Temple,
who voluntarily pay above-standard membership dues,
enabling us to honor our mission of being
“A House of Prayer for All Peoples,”
regardless of financial ability.

Guardians of the Temple

Karen & Matthew Fine
Ted Kaufman

Keepers of the Flame

Debra & Don Keeling
Anne & Eddie Kramer
Susan & Alan Nordlinger

Protectors of the Torah

Kim & Andrew Fink
Linda Kaufman
Bob Liverman
Sarah & Jim Schloss
Giselle & Matthew Weinstein

Defenders of the Ark

Anonymous (3)
Carol & Allan Brum
Monica & John Cooper
Susan & Allan Donn
Barbara & Noel Dudley
Susan & Martin Einhorn
Barbara & Andrew Fine
Jeanette & Don Friedman
Jane Goldman & Ron Dyer
Susan & Paul Hirschbiel
Nancy Sacks Jacobson
Beth & Nathan Jaffe
Bruce Longman
Jeanne & Julius Miller
Linda Laibstain
Sharon & William Nusbaum
Meredith & Cindy Rose
Rose & Kurt Rosenbach
Sharon & Gene Ross
Judy & Robert Rubin
Linda & Ron Spindel
Lawrence Steingold
Barbara & Paul Walker

Cornerstones of the Temple

Candace & Benjamin Altschul
Paula & Michael Blachman
Marjorie & Robert Brotman
Anna Marie & Edward Cross
Jeannie & Bruce Frieden
Jodie & Jack Frieden
Jane & Leonard Frieden
Lori & Scott Galbraith
Cynthia & Matthew Galumbeck
Laura & Bruce Gilbert
Barbara & Izaak Glasser
Marsha & Stephen Goldstein
Martha & Robert Goodman
Marynell & Stephan Gordon
Barbara & William Hearst
Carol & David Hirschler
Judith & Burton Jaffe
Patricia & Barry Kayer
Marilyn & Steven Kayer
Bonnie & Jeffrey Laibstain
Sandra & Martin Mendelsohn
Alicia & David Metzger
Alyssa & Jonathan Muhlendorf
Diane & Kenneth Muhlendorf
Sarah & Bert Newfield
Nancy & Charles Nusbaum
Pansy & Jerome Perlman
Sharon & Steven Perlman
Karen & Warren Sachs
Rebecca & Irwin Sachs
June & Bo Saks
Elaine & Joashua Schulman
Miriam & Robert Seeherman
Leah & Richard Waitzer
Norma & Jack Young
Cinda & Leonard Zacks