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Shabbat Room Rental

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Host Information

Host #1
Host #2 (if applicable)

Event Information

Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Anniversary, Birthday, etc.
If you have already selected a caterer please provide the name and contact information.  For a list of caterers already approved to work at the Bayit please visit

All caterers must submit proof of liability and workmen's compensation insurance as well as their teudah (kosher certificate) before being approved to work at the Bayit.

The Bayit reserves the right to refuse entry to caterers who do not have proper insurance or whose hashgacha (kosher certification) does not meet the standards of the Rabbinic team. Additionally, caterers who have a history of violating house rules may not be allowed to provide service at the synagogue.

If your caterer is not on our approved list, we strongly recommend that you do not sign any contracts until he or she is approved.

The Bayit is not responsible for any losses incurred by a renter who signs a contract or provides a deposit to a caterer prior to confirming their ability to work at the synagogue.
Please provide name and contact info for any other vendors you are using: Party Planner, Florist, Band/DJ, Facilitator, Decorator, Photo Booth/Games or others.  

Building Information

For all private events with 75 or more people there is a $70 per hour mandatory charge for a security guard.  The hourly charge begins at the end of our guards regular Shabbat morning shift. For events with fewer than 75 people you have the option of hiring a security guard or asking us to lock the building. If the building is locked your guests will need someone to let them back in if they leave. 
Please check this box to indicate that you understand and accept this requirement.
Thank you for including Abraham and Sarah's Tent in your simcha plans.  Please visit to sponsor. The cost is $400 plus $12pp.

Please contact Richard Langer 718-796-4730 x 104 or for information about the cost to enhance the menu of the tent.
For a copy of the menus click here
The Rabbinic Staff must approve all tefillot at the Bayit.  Main Sanctuary is not available for rent during regularly scheduled Bayit tefillot. 
Seudah Shlishit room rental includes up to 1 hour for Melave Malka, dancing, dessert and/or slide show at no additional charge. Overtime charges apply to parties that go beyond 1 hour after Shabbat ends.

House Rules

  • All vendors must be properly insured and provide certificate of insurance for both Liability and Workmen's Compensation to the HIR prior to your event.

  • The caterer must be under Orthodox rabbinic supervision approved by the Rabbinic Staff of HIR/The Bayit.

  • All religious events, ceremonies and services must be approved by the Rabbinic Staff of HIR/The Bayit.

  • You must provide supervision for any children at your event.

  • Do not attach or hang anything in any manner to the walls, windows, window treatments, doors, ceiling, vents or light fixtures.

  • Do not bring food or helium balloons into the main sanctuary.

  • No candles, sparklers or “silly string” may be used.

  • By submitting this contract, you agree to be responsible for any damage caused by you, your guests or those you hire or bring into HIR/The Bayit for your event.  

  • Party time of 4 hours does not include setup/cleanup time. Caterers/other vendors will be granted access to space no less than 2 hours prior to event (earlier if space is available).

  • Caterers and other vendors are expected to clean up kitchen/party area in one hour and turn the room over to our maintenance staff for vacuuming/mopping as needed.

  • All alcoholic beverages must be stored in the Executive Director’s office before and after your event until removed from HIR premises.

  • The office will accept deliveries of supplies (wine, liquor, balloons, linens etc) and store them in either the administrative offices or maintenance office as available/appropriate up to 3 days in advance of your event.

  • Your room rental includes the use of HIR’s tables and chairs and access for your caterer to our kitchen. HIR does not provide any linens, kitchen equipment or tableware.

  • HIR has some audio/visual equipment (screen, projector, microphones and speakers) that are available for your use at no additional charge (subject to availability). Please discuss your needs with us, so we can reserve the appropriate equipment for your event.

HIR/The Bayit’s liability is limited to rental fees actually paid to HIR/The Bayit. Room rentals are for a maximum of 4 hours plus setup and clean up time as described above. Overtime costs at a rate of $100/hr will be deducted from your Security Deposit. Your Security Deposit (less any deductions for damages or overtime) will be refunded after your event.

Please note the following:
  • You may choose to "bill your account" at checkout, However your reservation will not be confirmed until we receive the $500 security deposit.

  • Reservations are on a "first come, first served" basis.

  • All fees, including the non-member surcharge if applicable, are due before the event.  

  • Your security deposit will be refunded after the event. Any damages or overtime charges will be deducted from your deposit.

  • Your form will not submit until after you checkout on the next screen.

Tue, May 30 2023 10 Sivan 5783