Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Rosh Hashanah Price Check

The Sky's the Limit

 

roshhashanahtableEvery year celebrating the Chagim becomes more and more expensive.  Chagei Tishrei (the holidays that fall in the Hebrew calendar month of Tishrei: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah) can put a huge strain on your bank account and your already tight Aliyah budget. There is food to buy, new clothes, hostess and other gifts as well as unexpected household expenses that seem to pop up.  Paying by credit card over 6 months is appealing but this budgeting decision could have implications months down the line.

Image credit: TheJewishHostess.com

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A beautifully set Yom Tov table; the best table linens, the silver flatware, Bobba's candlesticks, the fine China dinner service, the table decor and the finest food are all part of the wonderful memories we have.  Setting that table, especially if you are having extra guests, can cost a bundle.

Don't blow your budget with our low cost table setting ideas

Let's face it, many of us are living on modest budgets and we have figure out how we can afford the celebrations without feeling bad or getting into debt.  Good news is that it is possible.  It's not easy and a lot of advance planning is needed. To lighten your load, we've been doing some of the leg-work for you; checking out prices, best deals and options.

Nu, 'tachlis' how much, what's the bottom line?  We visited our nearest dollar shop, our local supermarket and a high-end house-ware store to see what they could offer us.  For our overseas visitors, we are also including the approximate dollar costs for these items.  The current US$ - Shekel rate is $1 = 3.78 NIS  (14.09.16)

 

Crockery

  Dollar-Shop
$ Supermarket
$ House-ware Store
$
Soup bowl 10 / 3 2.65 10 / 2  2.65 15 - 30 / 1 3.95 - 7.95
Side plate 10 / 3 2.65 10 / 2  2.65 10 -24 / 1 2.65  - 6.35
Fish plate - - -   20 - 28 / 1  5.30 - 7.40
Meat plate 80 / 1 2.15 15 / 2  3.95 25 -40 / 1  6.60 - 10.60
Desert bowl 10 / 3 2.65 -  - 10 - 30 / 1  2.65 - 7.95
Water glasses -  - -  - 5 - 20 / 1  1.30 - 5.30
Wine glasses 10 / 8 - 16 / 6  2.65 - 4.25 -  - 25 - 27 / 1 6.60 - 7.15
18 piece sets 80 21 80 - 100 21 - 27 100 - 150 27 - 40
             

Disposables

  Supermarket  Dollar-Shop 
Cheap Disposable $ Heavy Plastic 
$ Heavy Plastic
$ Fine Dining Disposables  $
 Soup bowls  13.90 / 50 3.70  11.40 / 25  3.00  5.00 / 25 1.30  16.00 / 10  4.25
 Fish/side plates  15.00 / 100 3.95  14.90 / 25  3.95  6.00 / 20 1.60  21.00 / 10  5.55
 Meat plates  25.00 / 200 6.60  25.00 / 50  6.60  10.00 / 20 2.65  25.00 /10  6.60
 Desert bowls  9.00 / 25 2.40  13.90 / 50  3.70  4.00 / 20 1.10  6.00 / 4  1.60
 Wine glasses  not available -  7.90 / 12  2.10  not available -  not available  -
 Water glasses  8.90 / 150 2.35  9.90 / 40  2.60  12.00 / 50 -  not available  -
                 
      Supermarket     Dollar Shop
   Plastic Disposables $ Silver Disposables $ Plastic disposables $ Silver Disposables $ 
 Soup spoons 12.90 / 100  3.40  6.80 /20  1.80 6.00 / 50 1.60  6.00 / 20  1.60
 Knives 12.90 / 100  3.40  6.80 /20  1.80 6.00 / 50 1.60  6.00 / 20  1.60
 Forks 12.90 / 100  3.40  6.80 /20  1.80 6.00 / 50 1.60  6.00 / 20  1.60 
 Small spoons 12.90 /100  3.40  6.80 / 20  1.80 not available -  6.00 / 20  1.60

 

Table Decor

  Dollar-Shop
$ Supermarket
$ House-ware Store $
Tablecloths 40.00 10.60 75 - 150  20 - 40  120 - 250 32 - 66
Table runner - - - - 90.00 24
Cloth napkins - - - - 70 - 80 / 6 18 - 22
Paper napkins 6.00 / 20 1.60 8.90 / 20 2.35 16 - 18 /20 4.25 - 4.75
Napkin rings - - - - 40.00 / 4 10.60

 

 

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