Pricing & Fees

Fees for Membership

Our Membership year is High Holy Days to High Holy Days.  We hope you will renew your membership.  We count on you!  For more information, read our Membership Page.

  • $180 for individuals and $360 for families

Fees for Services

All Services at American Jewish University

B’nai Horin Members:  $ 300 each    NonMembers:   $ 350


Individual Services at American Jewish University

For pricing purposes, we divide the Holy Days into the following “services”

Rosh Hashana Eve,

Rosh Hashana Day,

Tashlick (no Fee)

Yom Kippur Eve, and

Yom Kippur Day.


B’nai Horin Members:  $ 120 each    Non Members:   $ 140

Rosh Hashana Day Two Afternoon Service at Will Rogers Beach

Free to everyone!  No registration required.  Just show up!

Fees for Child Care

Gayle and kids

Rosh Hashana EVE & DAY and Yom Kippur EVE:  $ 27 each per child

Yom Kippur DAY:  $ 36 each per child

All 4 services:  $ 108 per child

No Child Care on Rosh Hashana Day 2.




Fees for a Prayerbook

Prayerbooks are NOT included with services.

bh_prayerbook-1We have created our own special High Holy Days prayerbook. Beautiful artwork plus an abundance of unique and inspirational readings, several hundred pages, all in a loose leaf notebook, make our prayerbook a treasure to be used all year round. Each person owns their own copy.

We are sorry, but due to the cost, $55 each, we cannot make books available for borrowing at services. DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOURS! 

Each year we print a few extra copies for the late registrants.  We may have a few available to sell at the door.  

This year we have the “essentials” and have those available for free!




Organization & Sources of Income

B’nai Horin is a 501.c3 religious corporation. Contributions to B’nai Horin our tax deductible. B’nai Horin operates on an annual budget of $125,000. 16% of our income comes from Membership, 75% from High Holy Days and the balance from our Shabbats, Holiday Celebrations and Torah Classes.

High Holy Day Budget & Costs

Last year it cost over $82,000 to produce the High Holy Days. Peggi Sturm, our Executive Director, serves as our High Holy Days Event Producer and receives a fee for her work. This is a full time job for over 3 months. (It would be less if everyone registered in advance, but she understands that this is just not plausible! We let her dream!) Our on site staff graciously serve for free, but receive services at no charge. Our wonderful musicians and artists receive token honoraria. Our child care staff receive honoraria along with services and lodging. Of course, AJU charges us for the facility and the meals. Plus, we pay for insurance.


And, we give scholarships to those who cannot afford the cost of High Holy Days. Last year we gave over $7,000 in scholarships.

What We Get For Free!

stan-torah_1We do NOT pay for a permanent facility. Rabbi Stan has served our community for 40 years without a charging a fee. Now we have two Rabbis and they are not paid from congregation monies.  Our B’nai Mitzvah program pays them, But no where near what they are worth! 

Regular Budget & Costs

During the year we pay the Riddick Center and we have administrative costs of running an office, voice mail and regular communications. We have an Event Coordinator and Executive Director who receive nominal fees. It is our goal that each of our programs breaks even or has a small overage! In the end, it is no accident that we break even. (That is, we are “non-profit”!) We try to have enough left over to seed the next year’s events and projects and to grow our scholarship funds.

Controlling Costs

We are committed to keeping our costs as low as possible while producing high quality events and support.


Our major method of communication is eMail and the Web! Our web site has all the latest information on our events. And, we send everyone an email update bi-weekly. Join us by giving us your email address. Just click “Subscribe” on the left side of this page. We’ll add you to the regular email list.

Photos courtesy of Leslie Goldman, Joy Krauthammer & Lynda Levy.