Har Sinai Congregation is fortunate to be able to make available to its members and non-members unique and beautifully functional facilities for the celebration of joyous life cycle occasions.
We hope this section will answer your questions and serve as a guide for your party planning. All plans must have temple approval before they may be implemented. The Director of Programming and Membership will be happy to help you in any way possible.
Date and Time Clearance
Rooms for receptions are reserved when your contract is signed and returned to Har Sinai Congregation with your deposit. Deposits are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We urge you to make your plans as soon as possible so as not to be disappointed.
Facilities are available for any day of the week and throughout Shabbat. All evening activities are scheduled to terminate by 11:30 p.m. An hourly extension may be granted only with an additional fee.
There are certain things that are helpful for you to know now
so that you can begin to plan for a successful event.
The following information is intended to help you reach that goal:
- All caterers must be approved by the Har Sinai Congregation Executive Committee or designee.
- No contract will be officially approved without the name of the caterer.
- The caterer must provide the temple with certification of insurance (if not already done so) prior to being permitted to cater in our building.
Please be sure that your caterer is informed about all dietary restrictions adhered to within the kitchen, and that this is known well in advance of the party so that food does not have to be discarded and misunderstandings can be avoided.
No decorations or flowers may be attached to the walls in any manner. The use of lighted candles is restricted to the dripless variety together with a candle holder designed to prevent the dripping of wax on the floors, carpets and furniture.
A coat room is available near the temple lobby. However, the temple cannot assume responsibility for any loss. You may provide your own attendant if you wish.
Damage to our temple or temple equipment will require an additional assessment. We urge your care and consideration. The temple assumes no responsibility or liability for the loss or damage of any personal property.
Within one year of the scheduled event date, we will not reimburse deposits for a signed contract if the renter chooses not to utilize the space and cancels the agreement.