Rent the Social Hall

The shul has a new, more user-friendly policy for personal rental and use of the Shul social hall.

The two key changes in our new policy are as follows:

(I) an individual renting the social hall for personal use may serve home-baked goods at their event, provided they agree to inform themselves of and adhere to the applicable laws of Kashrus; and

(II) individuals no longer have to invite the entire Shul to their personal event as a condition to rent the social hall (but must pay a higher rate if they choose not to do so).

The purposes underlying our new policy are to encourage members to hold their simchas in Einstein, to provide an affordable option to do so, and to also provide an option for private events.

If you wish to rent the social hall, please contact any member of the board (http://einsteinsynagogue.com/contact/)

 

Einstein Synagogue Social Hall Policy (effective: October 27, 2014)

1. An individual (“Renter”) may rent the Einstein Synagogue Social Hall (the “Social Hall”) for personal use for a time period of five consecutive hours, for $100.00 (the ” $100 Fee”) provided the following conditions are met:

(a) Renter is a Synagogue member;

(b) Renter furnishes a $50.00 deposit (the “$50 Deposit”), which Synagogue will refund to Renter if Renter leaves the Social Hall in reasonably good condition;

(c) Renter is renting the Social Hall for one of the following personal uses:

(i) bris;

(ii) simchat bat;

(iii) pidyon haben;

(iv) shalom zachor;

(v) engagement party;

(vi) sheva brachot;

(vii) birthday party; or

(viii) similar simcha or life event approved by the majority of the Synagogue board;

(d) Renter invites the entire Synagogue, via email to the listserv and via inclusion in the Synagogue weekly bulletin, to attend the event for which Renter rents the Social Hall; and

(e) Payment of the $100 Fee and $50 Deposit are furnished to the Synagogue Treasurer prior to rental.

2. Renter may rent the Social Hall for personal use for a time period of five consecutive hours, for $200.00 (the “$200 Fee”) provided the following conditions are met:

(a) Renter is a Synagogue member;

(b) Renter furnishes a $100.00 deposit (the “$100 Deposit”), which Synagogue will refund to Renter if Renter leaves the Social Hall in reasonably good condition; and

(c) Payment of the $200 Fee and $100 Deposit are furnished to the Synagogue Treasurer prior to rental.

3. Renter may bring home-baked goods into the Social Hall for consumption, provided however Renter:

(a) may not make use of the Social Hall refrigerator, counters, oven, or utensils; and

(b) covenants to use his best efforts to ensure home-baked goods fully comply with the

applicable laws of Kashrus.

4. Renter reserves the Social Hall for a specific date and time on a first-come, first-served basis: The first Renter to furnish the applicable Fee and Deposit to the Synagogue Treasurer reserves the room for the desired five hours on the selected date.

5. The Synagogue sanctuary and all of its contents, including but not limited to chairs, tables, mechiztas, and siddurs, are completely off-limits during rental of the Social Hall for personal use. Therefore, the doors between the Social Hall and sanctuary must be kept closed during any such rental.