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Fennis

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In Topic: Is this University racist against white people?

Today, 04:45 PM

Holy ####, this thread needs less white people


In Topic: Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

Today, 11:57 AM

Very few things in life are worth cutting off your ####.

:goodposting:

 

I've only done it twice in my life.  You need to find the right times.


In Topic: Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

Today, 11:52 AM

The Texans are in trouble now


In Topic: Happy Passover to everyone!

Today, 11:49 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, having married into a Jewish family, this was a tough one for me.  Economically, I get it (there are not the numbers to make the Temple stay afloat without a fee), but it is quite high ($2500 at ours in Raleigh).  I can tell you that if you cannot afford the fee, they will usually cut you a break.  Even some participation is huge when you think a Temple of 500 families averaging 2k in memberships annually is only $1 million/year to pay a couple of Rabbis, Cantors, staff, facilities, etc.

 

Our Temple got creative a couple of years back and rented out space to a fledgling church for a couple of years...very funny walking in there on a Sunday and hearing gospel music (I knid of liked it).  It helped immensely with finances.

 

 

On the flip side of this equation, my Temple was burned down (arson) as a child.  For the three years of rebuilding / construction, we held services and Hebrew school at a local church.  Most of my Hebrew School memories happened in that church.

 

 

Hebrew school at a church?  talk about combining the worst of all worlds

 

 

At least we had Bagels brought in.

 

 

When I was growing up a lot of the smaller temples had high holidays at churches so they could pack it in in a bigger venue.  They would put a giant sheet in front of the cross.

 

 

Guilt.

 

 

Jews?


In Topic: Happy Passover to everyone!

Today, 11:47 AM

 

 

 

 

Yeah, having married into a Jewish family, this was a tough one for me.  Economically, I get it (there are not the numbers to make the Temple stay afloat without a fee), but it is quite high ($2500 at ours in Raleigh).  I can tell you that if you cannot afford the fee, they will usually cut you a break.  Even some participation is huge when you think a Temple of 500 families averaging 2k in memberships annually is only $1 million/year to pay a couple of Rabbis, Cantors, staff, facilities, etc.

 

Our Temple got creative a couple of years back and rented out space to a fledgling church for a couple of years...very funny walking in there on a Sunday and hearing gospel music (I knid of liked it).  It helped immensely with finances.

 

 

On the flip side of this equation, my Temple was burned down (arson) as a child.  For the three years of rebuilding / construction, we held services and Hebrew school at a local church.  Most of my Hebrew School memories happened in that church.

 

 

Hebrew school at a church?  talk about combining the worst of all worlds

 

 

At least we had Bagels brought in.

 

 

When I was growing up a lot of the smaller temples had high holidays at churches so they could pack it in in a bigger venue.  They would put a giant sheet in front of the cross.