Posted in News, on September 14, 2012


This form was handed out to a Jewish congregation before the High Holidays in order to smooth out the seating process this New Year. 

During the last holiday season, many individuals expressed concern over the seating arrangements in the synagogue. In order for us to place you in a seat which will best suit you, we ask you to complete the following questionnaire and return it to the synagogue office as soon as possible.   

1. I would prefer to sit in the . . . (Check one)    

______Talking section     

______No talking section 

2. If talking, which category do you prefer? (indicate order of interest)

_____ Stock market

_____ Sports

_____ Medicine

_____ General gossip

_____ Specific gossip (choose)

_____ The rabbi

_____ Fashion news

_____ What others are wearing

_____ Your neighbors

_____ Your neighbor's relatives

_____ President Obama

_____ Other:


3. Which of the following would you like to be near for free professional advice?

_____ Doctor

_____ Dentist

_____ Nutritionist

_____ Psychiatrist

_____ Child psychiatrist

_____ Mother in law

_____ Pilot

_____ Podiatrist

_____ Chiropractor

_____ Stockbroker

_____ Accountant

_____ Lawyer

_____ Criminal

_____ Civil

_____ Estate agent

_____ Architect

_____ Plumber

_____ Buyer (Specify store:_____________)

_____ Golf pro (tentative: we're still trying to find a Jewish one)  

_____ Other:_____________________________  

4. I want to be seated (Indicate order of priority)

_____ On the aisle

_____ Near the exit

_____ Near the window

_____ In Aruba

_____ Near the bathroom

_____ Near the pulpit

_____ Near the kiddush table

_____ Where no one on the bimah can see/hear me talking during services    

_____ Where no one will notice me sleeping during services  

_____ Where I can sleep during the rabbi's sermon (Additional Charge)

_____ Where I can see my spouse over the mechitza

_____ Where I cannot see my spouse over the mechitza


6. Please do not place me anywhere near the following people (limit of 6 names):



(If you require more space, you may wish to consider joining another congregation)