A synagogue is a place where you want to feel at home, nourished, nurtured and spiritually fulfilled; a place where your soul, heart and head are touched. It is a place where you and your children feel a sense of relevance. It is a place where you are safe, where you are stimulated, and where you will find a welcoming community.

Membership at MCJC is not just about paying your annual dues. It’s about affirming your role as a partner and stakeholder, and sharing your time, talent, and treasure with a community of which you are a vital part. When you become a member of MCJC, you are able to fully experience this dynamic community in three ways:

SPIRITUALITY: Our worship combines traditional Jewish liturgy with joyous dance and song. We are a house of worship for all people. All are welcome.

COMMUNITY: We are a community of spiritual seekers. In joining this congregation, our members are making a statement: “This is my spiritual home.”

WISDOM: MCJC seeks to deepen your knowledge of our faith, our traditions, our community, and our lives. It is Jewish learning, elevated.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member.

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Participation in the MCJC School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah require Membership. Building Fund is payable over five years.

If you have financial questions related to membership, please email the Treasurer at Be sure to include your phone number if you would like a call.

When you are ready to apply for membership, please print and complete the forms listed below.


Our 2020-2021 Forms are available HERE on the FORMS page in fillable .pdf format along with additional completion and submission information (

Email completed forms to or send via regular mail:
McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

You can make membership payments in any amount via PayPal on this site in the right column of every page or below.

Pay by Check
If you are paying by check, make your check out to McHenry County Jewish Congregation and mail with your completed printed forms to:

McHenry County Jewish Congregation
8617 Ridgefield Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012​

Online Payments via Credit Card or PayPal
If you are paying via Credit Card or with your PayPal account, mail in your forms, and use the Membership Payment button below (also in the left column of every page of the site).

Please note: If you are paying via Credit Card, a login to PayPal isn’t required. When you go the the PayPal page, just select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” below the login screen.

When you use the Membership Payment Button below, you will be taken directly to PayPal. 

Amount: USD
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