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High Holidays finances [Letter]

Reporter Jonathan Pitts' article "New heights for High Holidays" (Sept. 24), lacked something quite basic, which is that synagogues require funding to operate. We can't all have the luxury of a large endowment, as in the case of Chabad, to operate year after year relying on small donations that come in from unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Jews alike. I also find it odd that the article mentions the high cost of ticket prices and memberships at other synagogues but doesn't list any of the costs associated with them or, for that matter, with Rabbi Greenspoon's services. The prices reflect an average family of four to pay $450 for three days...

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