The Building Fund obligation for Temple Israel is $3,600. A minimum payment of $500 is due July 1st following the first year of membership, with additional payments each year thereafter. However, if there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the family, the full $3,600 is required to be paid before the event. If payment is made in full before the first anniversary of membership, the amount of the Building Fund obligation is reduced to $3,000. If the family is coming from another congregation and has already satisfied, or partially satisfied a Building Fund obligation, Temple Israel will honor that payment. For example, if $2,000 was paid towards a Building Fund obligation to another congregation, then the family must make a $1,600 contribution to Temple Israel's Building Fund. If $3,600 or more was paid to another congregation then the family's Building Fund obligation has been met.