Each year, members and staff submit various announcements for circulating at High Holy Days services including the service schedule with the Yom Kippur mini-university, transliterations of prayers, an introduction to the Worship & Music Committee, fund raising information and more. In years past, these have been printed on multiple sheets of paper and placed on chairs in our sanctuary. Invariably, they begin cascading to the floor before services begin and are scattered in drifts on the floor by the end of services. (Our seats have no pockets for prayerbooks or other materials.) In response to complaints from members about litter, clutter, confusion and wasted paper, we consolidated these announcements into a single booklet. The booklet can be placed on chairs much more quickly than multiple papers, saving volunteer and staff time. They can be produced mroe quickly and on less paper, saving cost and staff time. They are small enough to be tucked into prayerbooks. As a result they are less likely to end up on the floor, easier to handle and read and more likely to be carried home where they might be referred to during and after the holiday period.
RESOURCES: A sample brochure
See the Union for Reform Judaism's information regarding communicating with your members.