Cruise for $600?

Home Forums Decaffeinated Coffee Cruise for $600?

Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #610206

    YOSSI151
    Participant

    I have noticed a cruise benifiting Yeshiva Talpios, has an asking price of $600.00. The idea of a cruise is an enjoyable one, however upon seeing the price, I just flipped to the next page. I am not sure who this cruise is targeted to. Is the price to cover the “Hornblower Infinity”?(The name of the boat) the entertainment,and the Pomegranate meal,or was that sponsored as well? How long will the cruise be for?

    However I hope they do sell out and raise as much money as possible.

    But for your next event,can you lower your asking price.

    Hatzlacha Raba.

    #969086

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Many funraising diners cost $250 a person, or $500 a couple.

    $600 for a cruise is not so far fetched

    #969087

    Cruises are expensive. $600 is actually quite reasonable. Obviously it is beyond the budget of many families, but it is a good price for what it is.

    #969088

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    JFem,

    This is just a Gilligan Tour. You know, three or four hours. With meals and entertainment. It is a fundraiser. Nothing wrong. I hope they will be successful and that everyone will have good time while helping a worthwhile cause.

    #969089

    rebdoniel
    Member

    This seems to be a dinner cruise. $600 for a dinner cruise is outrageous. If it were for a night or 2, that would be a different story. But a dinner cruise should be no more than $250-$300.

    #969090

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Its a fundraiser , the idea is to raise money

    #969091

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I agree with ZD.

    It’s still sad to again see how low we have sunk that we need such gimmicks to raise funds for our mosdos.

    #969092

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    The reality is people rarely support Tzedakahs out of their realm. How many yeshiva dinners get people who have nothing to do with the Yeshiva to go?

    Such as a cruise might get people who are not invovled with the yeshiva to at least take a look and find out more

    #969093

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    DY,

    Such fundraising is not relegated to Jewish Fundraising.

    And this way a person who was looking to enjoy himself may spend the extra money to support a cause as well. Certainly if it is a cause to which he may have limited exposure.

    #969094

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Such fundraising is not relegated to Jewish Fundraising.

    I’m sorry if I gave the impression that I thought it was. I think our standards should be higher.

    And this way a person who was looking to enjoy himself may spend the extra money to support a cause as well. Certainly if it is a cause to which he may have limited exposure.

    I think ideally the two should be separate. A person should decide on what he will indulge independently of his tzeddakah allocation and priority.

    #969095

    zahavasdad
    Participant

    On your tax returns, you are not allowed to deduct the entire $600, You are given an amount that the item is worth and you can deduct the rest (ie cost of cruise actually costs $300, you can only deduct $300)

    I dont know if Tzedkah is counted the same, $300 is your own money and $300 is for Tzedkah

    #969096

    GeshmakMan
    Participant

    Most dinners are $600/COUPLE not per person – plus this cruise is for Men Only!

    Had it been $600/couple and was for men and women (maybe only married couples), it would be more inline with the regular fundraisers.

    #969097

    YOSSI151
    Participant

    Maybe they should run a seperate cruise for the ladies?

    #969098

    They have to cover their expenses and raise money on top of that. Even a dinner cruise costs a lot of money. In order to make it worth the time, effort, and expense of planning and advertising the event, they have to charge a premium. If you can’t afford it, don’t come. But don’t expect a yeshiva fundraiser to give you a dinner cruise at cost.

    #969099

    squeak
    Participant

    Just keep in mind, the SEC apparently still has boats…

    #969100

    nishtdayngesheft
    Participant

    “I’m sorry if I gave the impression that I thought it was. I think our standards should be higher.”

    This presupposes that there is anything at all wrong with this. I do not think there is anything wrong with this. (Perhaps if this were the ONLY time the person contributed anything)

    “I think ideally the two should be separate. A person should decide on what he will indulge independently of his tzeddakah allocation and priority.”

    I look at it differently, that these people are supporting a worthy cause even when they are indulging. To take it beyond just hedonism. (Ask R Levi Yitzchok)

    #969101

    yehudayona
    Participant

    Gilligan cruise + men only = no Mary Ann or Ginger.

    #969102

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Most dinners are $600/COUPLE not per person – plus this cruise is for Men Only!

    So it ends up costing the same! 🙂

    Nishtdayngesheft, you’re making a good point. One could also use R’ L.Y.’s outlook to put a positive spin on checking email during davening (as he did with wagon maintenance), but there’s still a downside.

Viewing 18 posts - 1 through 18 (of 18 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.


Trending