USH Simcha Form
To help us coordinate your event, please complete the following form. This form along with payments, must be completed at least 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT.

Before you fill out this form, please read the "Simcha Info and Policies Document" http:/bit.ly/USH_simcha_policies_2016 to find out about USH policies, rental fees and recommended vendors. By filing out this form you agree to these terms of your use of the USH building.

Basic information
Host's Name *
Your answer
Host's Phone Number *
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Host's email *
Your answer
Type of Event *
Total Guests Expected:* *
If your event is being held during Saturday morning services, please be sure to add to the TOTAL GUESTS estimate: WHEN LEARNING CENTER IS IN SESSION, please add 55 adults and 35 children (5-13 years old). DURING NON-SUMMER MONTHS WHEN LEARNING CENTER IS NOT IN SESSION, please add 35 guests. DURING SUMMER MONTHS, please add 20 guests.
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Event Date *
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Event invitation time:
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Event End Time
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What time will you need access?
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Are you a member of USH? *
I have read and understand the policies, fees and terms associated with use of the USH facilities. *
If you are planning to become a member, when?
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Does anyone in your family attend the Kaplan Preschool or the USH Learning Center? *
Use of the facility
What type of building access will you need? *
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Request for Facilities and Equipment *
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Food / Kashrut Information
All foods brought into the United Synagogue of Hoboken buildings must be kosher. The best guarantee of the kosher status of a food product is the presence of a hekhsher - a symbol of Rabbinic supervision - on the food package. A partial list of hekhshers can be found on the following page and at: http://www.jewishcooking.org/kosher-symbols.html .

Please note: The letter “K” by itself sometimes signifies reliable Kashrut supervision and sometimes does not. Please consult the Rabbi in such cases.
Certain foods are presumed to be kosher, and no rabbinical supervision is necessary. Such foods include:
• Fresh fruits and vegetables
• Most canned or frozen fruits and juices (unless they contain grape juice).
• Frozen vegetables without sauces or additional ingredients.
• Milk
• Eggs

Please note: As a rule, food cooked in a private kitchen may not be brought into the synagogue. Exceptions are made for congregants who maintain a strict level of Kashrut in their home kitchens. Please check with Rabbi Scheinberg if you wish to bring food from your home.

A strict separation must be maintained between dairy and meat foods. Following a meat meal in the synagogue, dairy foods may not be served for at least 3 hours.

There is some debate in the Conservative Movement concerning the kashrut of cheese and wine. In the synagogue, however, we follow the stricter opinion on both of these issues. Cheese and wine must have a hekhsher (examples on the following page) to be brought into the synagogue.

For any questions on our Kashrut standards, please contact Rabbi Scheinberg at Rabbi@hobokensynagogue.org.

List of recommended kosher caterers can be found at http:/bit.ly/USH_simcha_policies_2016.

Please indicate whether your meal will be MEAT or DAIRY
Catering Company Name:
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Caterer's Phone Number:
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Delivery Date
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Delivery Time
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Special Instructions
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Do you plan on providing hot coffee or tea? (Please note we can provide an urn of hot water, but we must know in advance)
Are you providing ANY food that will not be provided by the caterer above? (soft drinks, ice, baked goods, wine, coffee/tea/milk etc)
Your answer
Please specify whether your caterer will have staff on site, whether you have hired staff or if you have volunteers that will help through the duration of your event.
Please provide the name of a catering staff leader that we can turn to in case of any issues
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Other vendors / deliveries
# 1 Supplying Company Name and Contact Person:
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Supplier's phone number
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Delivery Date
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Delivery Time
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Special Instructions
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#2 Suppling Company Name and Contact Person:
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Supplier's phone number
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Delivery Date
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Delivery Time
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Special Instructions
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Ritual information and ritual items
Kippot
the Host or USH can supply
Wine and Grape Juice (Friday night and Saturday morning only)
Friday night and Saturday morning services only: USH can provide wine and grade juice for the blessings. For Bar/Bat Mitzvahs the blessings are done in the Sanctuary on the bimah with Bar/Bat Mitzvah family. For other Saturday morning kiddush events, wine and grape juice is provided at the kiddush
Will you provide your own Kiddush Cup?
Challah
USH does not provide Challah. Please plan to supply your own challah to guarantee it is available for your event. (Note: Like all other foods brought into USH, challah must bear kosher certification.)
For Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and aufrufs ONLY. USH will supply the candy (to be thrown at honoree(s)).
USH provides Sunkist Fruit Gems
Your answer
Do you have kids you want to distribute the candy for throwing?
Do you have programs or handouts?
Do you have ushers? (large shabbat morning events only)
If you have more than 50 invited guests, you need at least 2 ushers upstairs in the sanctuary to hand out programs, prayer books and direct guests to bathrooms etc. Shabbat morning usher instructions are at http://bit.ly/USH_Ushers_Instructions. On Shabbat mornings, Greeters downstairs are provided by USH until 11am. If there is specific information you need the greeters to convey, please discuss with the USH event coordinator beforehand.
Names/emails of at least 2 ushers (if required per above)
Your answer
Babysitting and child supervision
Babysitting
On shabbat morning, USH provides babysitting for walking children under 5 years of age. Are you expecting quests who may utiliize this service?
Backyard use / child supervision (Saturday events only)
On Saturdays, USH provides supervision of children in the back yard following the service. When more than 20 children age 2-14 are invited (beyond the USH community), the sponsoring family shares the cost of this supervision with USH, at a cost of $100 (this fee is included in the 550 dollars for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs). For other Saturday events, how many children are you expecting?
Your answer
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