The High Holy Days season is a time when many people want to make special donations to our Temple. It is also a season in which our Temple has many extraordinary expenses. This year, we thought we would help potential donors by providing a list of some of the specific expenses incurred during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. You can make the donation in honor or memory of a loved one, and, if you so wish, your donation will be acknowledged during services on the High Holy Days.
If you would like to assist Har Sinai Temple with any of these expenses, please contact the Temple office at (609) 730-8100 or use this form to make a secure online payment. Please do not interpret this list as a limitation; if you would like to honor this season with a donation, we welcome your support!
Musicians – $500 – The cost of hiring each professional to sing in the choir for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Our total cost is $2,000.
Flowers – $300 per service – This year we will purchase fresh flowers for each holiday to beautify the bimah. (Flowers purchased for the evening service will be used the following morning.)
Tashlich Lunch – $750 – This will cover the cost of the food we provide when we gather for lunch and Tashlich at Rosedale Park.
Break the Fast – $250 – Following the blowing of the Shofar and Havdalah on Yom Kippur, we will break the fast together as we wish each other a Sweet Happy Year.
Yizkor Book of Memory – $1,000 – Donate the cost of publishing Har Sinai Temple’s Book of Memory as a way of paying tribute to your deceased loved ones.
Security – $400 – The cost of hiring an off-duty police officer for each service. Our total budget for the holidays is $2,000.
Technology – $750 – Allows us to upgrade our technology so that we can enhance the livestreaming of our beautiful services.