Congregation Agudath Israel of Monsey




To address simultaneously two long standing problems in the orthodox
community, the lack of decorum and the lack of funds, our synagogue
is pleased to provide you with the following schedule of unacceptable
behavior and fines for violations:
	
BEHAVIOR                                                       FINES
Sleeping during the Rabbi's Drosha ------------------------ $   36
        Surcharge for snoring --------------------------------  54
Checking watch during Drosha, Rabbi facing your direction ----  72
Cinspicuously reading unrelated Sefer during Drosha ---------- 180
Drosha longer than Davening ---------------------------------- 270
Announcements longer than Davening --------------------------- 360
Leaving lollipop stick on carpet -----------------------------  18
Leaving lollipop stick on carpet, candy still attached -------  54
Finish Amidah after Rabbi ------------------------------------  72	
Duchening - socks not fresh ---------------------------------- 180
Duchening - no socks ----------------------------------------- 360
Starting the wave -------------------------------------------- 900
Removing the good stuff before throwing the candy bag --------  36
Harmonizing with Baal Tefillah off key -----------------------  36
Singing with Baal Tefillah, different melody -----------------  54
Complaining about the air-conditioning, non-member ----------- 180
Taking seat of person called to Torah ------------------------  72
Taking seat of Rabbi during Drosha --------------------------- 360
   (Fine waived if Drosha is longer than 30 minutes)
Nudging Gabbi for Aliyah within 5 years of last Aliyah -------  36
Kiching person out of your seat (arrival during Mussaf) ------  90
     Surcharge if evictee uses cane --------------------------  90
     Surcharge if evictee uses walker ------------------------ 180
Saving seat for someone coming during Mussaf -----------------  90
Saving a seat for someone you know is not coming ------------- 180
Talking ------------------------------------------------------  36
Talking Lashon Hora ------------------------------------------  54
Talking Lashon Hora, person two seats away can't hear --------  90
Remaining in Shul with crying baby
    First minute ---------------------------------------------  54
    Next 60 minutes ------------------------------------------  72
    Kol Nidre surcharge --------------------------------------  36
Communicating with spouce across the mechitza
    Hand signals ---------------------------------------------  18
    Shouting -------------------------------------------------  36
    Smoke signals (Shabbos) ----------------------------------  54
Placing Tallis in bag before end of davening -----------------  36
Placing someone else's Tallis in your bag --------------------  54
Leaving lipstick imprint on siddur ---------------------------  54
Leaving lipstick imprint on siddur, men's section ------------ 108
Having a child bring in coat before Aleinu
   1 coat --------------------------------------------------- Free
   2-4 coats -------------------------------------------------  36
   Wrong coat ------------------------------------------------  54
   Wrong child -----------------------------------------------  72








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