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High Holiday Seating 5782

Welcome Back!

We're so glad you'll be joining us for the Yomim Noraim. Please continue reading below for important information regarding this year’s High Holidays at Ohr Hachaim and to reserve your seats.

Health & Safety

  • The Shul has scheduled extra deep cleanings between tefillos to mitigate the risk of exposure with the expected crowds.
  • Unfortunately, no youth groups or babysitting will be provided this year. Reservations may be made for children davening with their parents.

Minyanim

  • Ohr Hachaim will be offering the following minyanim for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:
    • Netz Minyan in the Social Hall beginning at approximately 5:50 AM. 
    • Main Minyan in the Main Shul beginning at 8:00 AM.
  • There will be tables & chairs available in both minyanim.
  • There will be women’s seating available in both minyanim. 

Seating

  • Please use the seating chart below to request your preferred seats (click for a zoomable PDF). You may include any special notes on the form below and we will do our best to accommodate. 
  • Seats in the Main Minyan are for all minyanim. Mispallelim in the Early Minyan are welcome to join the Main Shul for other tefillos but will not have reserved seating. To guarantee preferred seating in both minyanim, one is encouraged to submit separate seat reservations for both locations.

Appeal & Fees

Critical Yomim Noraim Appeal: The pandemic has impacted us all, but Shuls and non-profits who rely on member traffic and donations to fund their operations have been particularly affected. While we have conscientiously refrained from pressing our kehillah out of respect for our collective hardship, we turn to you now as our revenues have been suppressed far longer than anticipated. Please open your hearts and wallets to help support the Shul through this time.

  • Membership
    • Ohr Hachaim offers six membership tiers for every family and budget. The Shul has been fortunate to keep our membership dues static for the past five years, and is committed to keeping it that way for 5782. In light of this, and the severe revenue shortage the Shul faced this year, we ask families to strongly consider stepping up a tier and strengthening your support for Ohr Hachaim this year.
    • All active memberships have been renewed for the new year, and you can find your current balance or scheduled payments in your account. Payment plans do not renew automatically. Please contact the office to continue or resume a payment plan.
    • Please note that in order to reserve Yomim Noraim seats your account must be in good standing with all balances paid or on an active payment plan. If you need to resolve a billing issue, please click here to contact our office. 
  • Security
    • Ohr Hachaim has recently invested in robust security infrastructure including a state of the art camera system, panic buttons, fencing and vehicle blockades. There is a flat $50 Security Surcharge applied to all families to fund this sobering but necessary measure.
  • Yomim Noraim Seats
    • This year, Yomim Noraim seats will be priced as follows:
      • Member Seating: $250 each
      • Guest Seating: $360 each
      • Students/Children: Discounted seats for self-supporting students and those under Bar/Bat Mitzvah available for $100 upon request
      • Note that you must be logged in to your family account in order to receive the member pricing. If you are not already, click here to login.
  • Financial Assistance
    • No one will ever be denied membership/seats for financial reasons. Contact our office at office@baishaknesses.com or Rabbi Weiss at rabbi@baishaknesses.com if you would like to confidentially discuss any special circumstances.
    • As always, we encourage the use of a monthly payment plan to extend your giving and create a stable cash flow for the Shul.

Arba Minim

  • We are excited to announce that once again, Ohr Hachaim will be selling Arba Minim sets out of the Social Hall as an added convenience for the community.
  • Noting the various concerns regarding a supply shortage of Arba Minim this year, we have secured ample supply to offer our membership and the broader community plenty of affordable options, so rest assured you will have a quality set available for purchase right here in Shul. 
  • Each set will have been individually checked and graded by Rabbi Weiss. 
  • We will be offering contact-free ordering and same-day delivery to enable a frictionless process to secure your Arba Minim from the comfort and safety of your home.
  • Stay tuned for details on the sale, which will be open beginning Motzei Rosh Hashanah and remain open through Erev Sukkos.

 

Fill out the form below to reserve your seats:

Total # of Physical Seats (Men and Women)

Seat Requests
  * Name Location When Seat Request(s)
Please let us know if there's anything you'd like the Committee to be aware of when assigning your seats (e.g., mobility issues, makom kavuah).

׳׳ותשובה ותפילה וצדקה מעבירין את רוע הגזירה׳׳

Critical Yomim Noraim Appeal: We recognize that membership dues and seat reservations can be a considerable sum for our families. However, while the projected Yomim Noraim funds are essential to the Shul's budget every year, this year's extenuating circumstances and lack of a proper dinner have put us in the difficult position of asking for additional help to keep the Shul afloat and continue providing the Makom Torah u'Tefillah you rely on. We ask that everyone joining us for the High Holidays contribute with a Yomim Noraim Sponsorship or amount of your choice in support of this urgent appeal. Please donate generously in this great time of need and help inscribe us all for a שנה טובה ומתוקה.
Thank you for contributing to our Yomim Noraim Appeal, and helping the Shul during these trying times.
יהי רצון שימלא ה׳ כל משאלות לבינו לטובה
Building Dedications: The Shul has completed the first stages of our vital renovation project, which has already brought many improvements that add greatly to the davening experience for both men and women in our Shul. We are still looking to raise funds to complete the rest of the planned enhancements including an elevator and more. Many dedication opportunities remain for every budget; please be in touch with the Shul President Moshe Heideman at president@baishaknesses.com if you'd like to be a part of this effort.

We eagerly look towards the feelings of unity and uplifting friendship that we experience when we gather together every Rosh Hashanah. We fervently pray that this year brings only nachas, gezunt, parnassah and a year of mazal and bracha for us and all of Klal Yisrael. From Rabbi Weiss, Moshe Heideman and all of us at Ohr Hachaim, we wish you and your family a wonderful Elul season and כתיבה וחתימה טובה for the coming year. 

Sun, September 19 2021 13 Tishrei 5782