POLICIES FOR USE OF FACILiTIES

1. POLICY
A. The congregation itself, as well as the auxiliary groups and members in good-standing, have first call on the Temple facilities.

B. Priority must be given to regularly scheduled congregational functions or those involving members. All Jewish holidays will take priority over other functions.

C. Regular scheduled renters have priority within TBA schedule, but must adjust their regular schedule to consider Jewish Holidays. Temple Auxiliary groups must schedule events that may disrupt a renter's regular time 90 days in advance of the event.

2. REGULATIONS
A. COAT ROOM
1. Attendant for the coat-room, if desired, is the responsibility of those using the facility.
2. The Temple cannot accept responsibility for articles lost or damaged in the coat-room or other areas of the facility.

B. FLOWERS
1. Bima Floral decorations must be discussed with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Coordinator.
2. All floral decorations used in any area of the building must be freestanding, and cannot be attached to walls or ceiling.

3. We recommend the use of food baskets in lieu of flowers.

C. DECORATIONS
1. No decorations may be placed in aisles, tacked or taped to the walls or any part of the building.
2. Decor must be approved by the Housing Committee. Installation of decorations must be scheduled as to not interfere with Temple functions and activities.

D. CANDLES
Decorative candles are not permitted in the social hall or school rooms due to fire regulations. No open flames or pyrotechnics are permitted.

E. PHOTOGRAPHS
Photography is not permitted during any religious ceremony conducted in the Sanctuary. Photos should be completed 30 minutes prior to services. Video using natural light is permitted but camera must remain in a fixed location.

F. SMOKING
Smoking is forbidden at all times and in all places inside the building and on Temple grounds.

G. LIQUOR
1. No alcoholic beverages may be sold on the premises at any time.
2. The use of liquor in moderation, by adults, on the premises, in conformance with the regulations of the State of New Jersey, is permitted.
3. Under no conditions may minors be served alcoholic beverages.

H. FOOD
PORK, PORK PRODUCTS, or SHELL FISH or OTHER FORBIDDEN FOODS may not be served or catered within the Temple building. Please present a menu to the Housing Chairperson in advance.

I. CLERGY
The participation of clergy, other than the Temple Rabbi and Cantor, must be cleared in advance, by the Rabbi.

J. DAMAGES
1. The Temple or its representatives shall not be liable for any damages to the property of the renter or their contractors.

2. The renter and/or their contractors are responsible for any damage to the Temple property occurring during the rental.

3. The Renter and or their contractors shall indemnify and hold harmless the Temple and its representatives for any liability resulting from the renter's use of the building.

K. ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment should be in keeping with the dignity of the surroundings.

L. EMPLOYEES
Please do not reprimand any Temple employee. Report problems to the Housing committee or the Temple office.

M. LITTERING
NO rice, confetti, candy, etc. may be scattered inside or outside the Temple building.

N. EXTRA COST
Any extra costs (such as extra help or rental of extra equipment) is the responsibility of the user.

O. NON-MEMBER AFFAIRS/FUNCTIONS
Dates for non-member affairs may not be confirmed more than (3) months in advance.

P. INSURANCE
A Certificate of Liability Insurance and Workman’s Compensation is required in all cases, and should be discussed with the Housing Committee. A renter who hires their own servers, is responsible to provide appropriate coverage.

3. CATERERS
A. Users are free to engage whichever caterer they wish, providing they conform to TBA rules and regulations.

B. The Temple office must be advised who the caterer is at once, so that these regulations may be provided to him.

C. The caterer must post a recoverable $1000.00 bond to cover breakage, damage, and additional clean-up (if required), before the kitchen can be made available to him. This can be waived at the discretion of the Housing Chairperson.

D. Caterers must submit, to the Temple office, a Certificate of Insurance covering Workman's Compensation and Public Liability.

E. The caterer is responsible for cleaning up the kitchen, Social Hall and Temple equipment after use.