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Old 08-24-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Impossible. Orthodox synagogues all operate the same way and none sell tickets.....
In neighborhoods like borough Park or Williamsburg in NYC this is true. But in Orthodox areas outside of NYC, they sell memberships and seats. Just look at the Chabad Link I included earlier in this thread.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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In neighborhoods like borough Park or Williamsburg in NYC this is true. But in Orthodox areas outside of NYC, they sell memberships and seats. Just look at the Chabad Link I included earlier in this thread.
Pruz is correct. I live outside of NY, and my shul charges for membership (which includes HH tickets). Non members have to pay for their HH tickets. Anyone unable to pay full price gets reduced prices - they just have to talk to the Board to make arrangements. Nobody goes for free. Even the poor are obligated in tzedaka. And the money raised during the Yomin Naraim exceeds the money raised from membership. Gotta keep the doors open and pay the Rav. Anyone unwilling to give is a goniff.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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There's membership and seats in most, if not all, synagogues, especially in NYC where the shul overflows on the Yamim Noraim. There are no TICKETS sold, and certainly no guard mans the entrance. If somebody were to come unexpectedly, he'd just have to stand around until all the assigned seats were filled and then find a no-show or random empty seat at the back, where the children usually sit. Folks would be more than glad to help a stranger feel comfortable, just as they did in the Uzbek shul.

FFB, would Chava's father have been turned away in your shul?
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I know someone who use to go to the Conservative here and she didn't have tickets and literally the Rabbi there made her leave.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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FFB, would Chava's father have been turned away in your shul?
Are you talking to me? In Borough Park when I was Frum; Never in my generation.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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I think IWish was talking to me. And no, her father would not have been turned away. Our shul has turned away "Jews for J," but real Yidden or converts in process are never turned away, not even during the holidays when everyone in the room has paid for their seat.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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I think IWish was talking to me.....
Sorry,I doubt it. FFB means Frum From Birth or born Orthodox/Haredi. The only one's who fit that are her and myself.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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I think IWish was talking to me. And no, her father would not have been turned away. Our shul has turned away "Jews for J," but real Yidden or converts in process are never turned away, not even during the holidays when everyone in the room has paid for their seat.
Where I grew up at they had paid seats and non-pay seats, which were in the extreme back. You were not obligated to pay back then if you didn't want a comfy seat. Now I'm talking about in the 1970-1980s. But now at that particular place you have to. I doubt they would check or say anything if you walked in and didn't pay...and I'm sure they have people there who do.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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I was talking to TFF.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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I was talking to TFF.
He's not FFB. He's BT. Freudian slip typo?
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