The gift of flowers to decorate the bimah is a meaningful way to remember a loved one, honor a bar or bat mitzvah, or commemorate a wedding, birthday or other notable event. Instead of flowers, you may prefer to help sponsor the weekly Oneg Shabbat (reception) held after Sabbath worship services on Friday evenings.
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Flower sponsorship enhances the beauty of our magnificent sanctuaries throughout the year. The temple arranges for the flowers each week. Congregants who wish to sponsor flowers may do so with a donation of $325 to the temple. With an Oneg Shabbat sponsorship — also a $325 donation — the temple arranges for food and beverages; no special arrangements need to be made by the donor. Both flower and oneg dedications will be included in the Temple Bulletin for the Sabbath you choose; several dedications usually appear each week.
B’nei Mitzvah parents, please note: Oneg Shabbat sponsorship is part of the requirements for having a bar or bat mitzvah service at Temple Emanu-El. No special arrangements need to be made with the temple; please refer to your B’nei Mitzvah contract for details on billing.
To sponsor either bimah flowers or the Oneg Shabbat, click here or call (212) 507-9512. Because of Temple Bulletin publication schedules, you must notify us of your sponsorship intention a minimum of six weeks before the specified Sabbath so that your dedication will appear in a timely fashion.
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