The article about voluntary synagogue dues is generally good. (“Synagogue Dues, And Don’ts” (April 10). However, it seems to focus on dues being expensive.
This overlooks one major reason why young single adults are not interested in paying dues: Value for price. Dues would not be perceived as expensive if we got something of equivalent value in return. Unfortunately, we do not. Ninety percent of synagogue programs focus on families with young children or seniors. Perhaps a la carte admission fees would be a possible alternative for some congregations.
New City, N.Y.