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Pulpit Flowers & Oneg Shabbat

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 pulpit flowers, you may prefer to help sponsor the weekly Oneg Shabbat (reception) held after Sabbath worship services on Friday evenings.

Your generous contribution enhances the beauty of our magnificent sanctuaries throughout the year. Congregants who wish to sponsor weekly pulpit flowers may do so with a donation of $300 to the Temple. Your dedication will be included in the Temple Bulletin for the Sabbath you choose; several dedications usually appear each week.

With an Oneg Shabbat sponsorship, the Temple arranges for food and beverages; no special arrangements need to be made by the donor. Your dedication also will be listed in the Temple Bulletin for the Sabbath selected. Donation for the Oneg Shabbat likewise is $300.


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; the fee will be charged automatically on your monthly billing statement.

To sponsor either pulpit flowers or the Oneg Shabbat, click here or call the Temple Office at (212) 744-1400, ext. 312. 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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