Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the sale of Products (“Product or Products”) and provisions of services (“Services”) by Gemara Inc. and its affiliates (“Seller”) as well as by third party vendors and/or service providers of Seller.  These terms and conditions (“Agreement”) take precedence over Buyer’s supplemental or conflicting terms and conditions to which notice of objection is hereby given.  Neither Seller’s commencement of performance or delivery shall be deemed or construed as acceptance of Buyer’s supplemental or conflicting terms and conditions.  Sellers failure to object to conflicting or additional terms will not change or add to the terms of this agreement.  Buyer’s acceptance of the Products and/or Services from Seller shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

The prices of the products are those specified on the invoice.  Orders with prices set by error, mistake, or misunderstanding may be canceled.   Seller may choose the delivery method as long as it is consistent with the typical delivery times advertised.

Unless otherwise shown and collected by Seller, all taxes including federal, state and local sales, excise and valued added, goods and service taxes, or any other taxes, are the responsibility of Buyer.  Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless for any liability for tax in connection with the sale, as well as the collection or withholding thereof, including penalties and interest thereon.

Payments are collected when the order is placed but does not imply order acceptance by Seller.  Acceptance by Seller is made by shipping product or starting work on product.

Seller’s delivery dates or times are estimates only and Seller is not liable for delays in delivery or for failure to perform due to causes beyond the reasonable control of the Seller, nor shall the carrier be deemed an agent of the Seller.  A delayed delivery of any part of an order does not entitle Buyer to cancel other orders accepted by Seller.
Any discrepancy in shipment quantity must be reported within 7 days after delivery.

Seller will transfer to Buyer any Product warranties and indemnities authorized by the manufacturer.  Seller warrants to Buyer that products purchased hereunder will conform to the applicable manufacturer’s specifications for such products and that any value-added work performed by Seller on such Products will conform to applicable Buyer’s specifications.  If Seller breaches this warranty, Buyer’s remedy is limited to (at Seller’s election) (1) refund of Buyer’s purchase price for such Production (without interest), (2) repair of such Products, or (3) replacement of such Products; provided that such Products may be returned to Seller at Seller’s request.  No warranty will apply if the Product has been subject to misuse, neglect, accident or modification.

Refunds will only be issued on non-personalized items (but not return shipping or original shipping) that are returned at Buyer’s expense within 30 days of purchase and are in new, sellable condition.  Seller often chooses to refund products sold more than 30 days previous that are still in new, sellable condition.

Refunds or a replacement item will be made on any defective or incorrectly sent item at Buyer’s request for items purchased within 30 days.

All orders placed by Buyer are subject to acceptance by Gemara Inc.  Orders may not be canceled after Seller has commenced work.

Limitation of Liabilities: BUYER SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO, AND SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, PROMOTIONAL OR MANUFACTURING EXPENSES, OVERHEADS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COST, LOSS OF DATA, REMOVAL OR REINSTALLATION COSTS, INJURY TO REPUTATION OR LOSS OF BUYERS, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, IPR INFRINGEMENT, LOSS OF CONTRACTS OR ORDERS OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE.  BUYER’S RECOVERY FROM SELLER FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE.  BUYER WILL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SELLER HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS BASED ON (a) SELLER’S COMPLIANCE WITH BUYER’S DESIGNS, SPECIFICATIONS, OR INSTRUCTIONS, (b) MODIFICATION OF ANY PRODUCTS BY ANYONE OTHER THAN SELLER, or (c) USE IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS.

General: (a) The laws of the State of Texas will exclusively govern any dispute between Seller and Buyer, (b) Buyer may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Seller.  Seller or its affiliates may perform the obligations under this Agreement.  This Agreement is binding on successor and assigns.

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What is the Haggadah?

What is the Haggadah?

The Haggadah (Hebrew: הגדה‎) comes from the Torah command – And you shall tell (v’Higadeta) your children on that day… Although the minimal fulfillment of this mitzvah is a simple recounting of the going out of Egypt and explaining a few of the Pesach symbols, proper fulfillment requires much more. God commands us to retell the story to our children and we do so by celebrating Passover by having a Seder using the Haggadah as a Passover guide.

Over the centuries additions have been made to the Haggadah to enhance this mitzvah. Many of these additions gained such wide acceptance that they became part of the Haggadah. Two of those additions are the singing of Chad Gadya, and another is ‘Dayeinu.’

Original Haggadahs date back to Rav Saadia Gaon (882 CE – 942 CE), Rashi (1040 – 1105) and Maimonides (1135 – 1204). The metamorphosis of the Haggadah concluded in the late middle ages, aided by the invention of the printing press, which enabled the basic Ashkenazic version (which had been accepted even in Sephardic communities). The text is based upon the Haggadah of Rav Amram Gaon, who headed the Babylonian Yeshiva of Sura between 856-876 CE.

By the end of the sixteenth century, only twenty-five Haggadah editions had been printed. This number increased to thirty-seven during the seventeenth century, and 234 during the eighteenth century. It is not until the nineteenth century, when 1,269 separate editions were produced, that a significant shift is seen toward printed Haggadot as opposed to manuscripts. From 1900 – 1960 alone, over 1,100 Haggadot were printed. Over time, the main portions of the text of the Haggadah have remained mostly the same since their original compilation.

The Promise Haggadah

As a forever family keepsake, the Promise Haggadah serves as the perfect guide for your complete and concise family Seder. While enjoying its beautiful illustrations, children can easily read and understand Passover traditions. Passover interpretations are direct and all Hebrew is transliterated. Your family Passover Seder will forever be enhanced with the Promise Haggadah. See a sample!

Celebrating Passover with the Haggadah

On the first two nights of Passover, a Seder is conducteda festive, yet solemn meal. The Seder table is traditionally set formally with kosher wines and a Haggadah for each person. The Passover Seder is a time for the re-enactment of the Exodus from Egypt, while praying for the forthcoming of redemption.

The word Seder means, order in Hebrew. The Passover Seder consists of steps that are outlined in the Haggadah and performed at different points during the Passover Seder meal. A Passover Seder is celebrated because it is a commandment from God. Each Seder food and act described in the Haggadah, symbolizes concepts and event in the Passover story. Promise Haggadahs serves as a complete guide.

The Personalized Haggadah Offers…

•  A forever Haggadah keepsake for your family

•  Complete and concise Seder with no extra interpretations

•  Beautiful Passover illustrations a beautiful Haggadah

•  A complete seder service in under one hour

•  English, Hebrew and complete transliterations

•  A new Passover tradition for your family

•  Children easily read and understand the Haggadah prayers and traditions

•  Passover interpretations that are direct and clear

•  Perfect sized Haggadah for a crowded Passover table (7″ x 8.5″, 24 pages)

•  Secure online credit card purchases

•  No minimum orders – $11.50 each book!

•  The perfect passover family Seder you’ve been looking for

The Seder Experience From Generation to Generation

At the Seder, each person considers himself or herself as if he or she physically experienced the Exodus from Egypt… together with ancestors as they descend into exile, suffer cruel oppression and persecution. With ancestors, Seder participants symbolically witness the Ten Plagues and cross the Red Sea. The Exodus story is retold to each generation and children are encouraged to ask questions. The Passover Seder is a meaningful and truly spiritual experience. Passover Haggadahs serves as a complete guide through the Seder.

Seder Essentials – The Seder Table & Foods

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The Promise Haggadah Fundraiser

The Promise Haggadah is a very approachable book for both children and adults.  It is complete, yet concise.

It is an easy fundraiser for you.  All you have to do is Register, Promote & Refer…

1. Register your organization here

2. Promote Haggadah sales to your members

3. Your members can order through this website and credit your organization!

How does it work?

• Haggadahs are purchased for $11.50/each

• Haggadahs ordered through our website ship directly to each purchaser

• 20% of all Haggadah sales are donated directly back to your organization

How do you get credit?

• Customers must select an organization as part of the checkout process.

• Finding your is easy!  The organizations are in alphabetical order by state and city

See your fundraising progress in real time!

Organizations, log into your account and see a summary of orders credited to you as they happen!  You can see order totals, and the portion credited to you.

Your organization gets 20% of the book sales, but not a percentage of applicable sales tax or shipping fees.

We help you!

• We provide you with marketing and promotional information and artwork

• No financial risk or administrative burden

Who else has done it?

• Over 1,000 organizations have participated over the past 10 years!

The marketing information we provide

A picture can be worth 1,000 words – so we have pictures to help quickly demonstrate the inside pages, how personalization works, and the order process.  Your families can see the Promise Haggadah pages in this electronic flippable book.

Share this image with your families to quickly explain how the personalization works, the cost, and fundraising benefit to you!

This GIF image will quickly convey where the personalization is, and examples of how it will look.

We have a Participating Organization Sample Letter (Word and PDF is here) with images you are free to use in your communications.

Wholesale Haggadah information

The (non-personalized) Promise Haggadah offers a traditional, complete Passover seder service for everyone in the family. It is written so children can understand Passover concepts and appeals to adults with its beautiful interpretations and illustrations.

To create a wholesale account, click the Wholesale Registration link and supply your business information and reseller permit information.  After you register, an email with wholesale pricing information will be sent.

Once your wholesale account is active, you will be able to purchase Haggadot at a discounted price.  Additional postage may apply to international orders.

What people say about the Promise Haggadah Fundraiser

“The Promise Haggadah idea was wonderful. Many families have decided to host their first seder because they purchased their own set of Haggadahs.”
— Deborah, Temple Beth Elohim, Old Bethpage, NY

“The fundraiser was outstanding and so easy to do! Our parents loved it.”

— Linda, Temple Beth El, Aliso Viejo, CA

“The Promise Haggadah is a nice, unique idea and a great success for our school.”

— Jen, Temple Beth Torah, Holliston, MA

“The fundraiser went smoothly and we had a good response. I would say it exceeded our expectations!”
— Marge, Temple Isaiah, Columbia, MD

“I thought the concept was outstanding, practical, and useful to our parents and children. The support I received from the Promise Haggadah was outstanding.”

— Steve, Temple Ami Shalom, West Covina, CA

“The Promise Haggadah is an unique item that is easy to promote and easy to collect.”

— Sandra, JCC of Staten Island, NY

“I think it was beautiful, reasonably priced, loved that it was personalizeable and a great alternative to candy.”

— Kelly, Temple Beth Shalom, Chandler, AZ

“I think it is a great Haggadah and a great idea.”

— Laura, JCC of Dallas, TX

“Our goal was 125. So we did very well since we sold 153.”

— Tina, Temple Israel, Columbus, OH

“We did better this year and hope to do even better next year.”

— Vicki, Temple Emanu-El, Long Beach, NY

“Parents who would not ordinarily use a Haggadah are buying them and planning seders! I love the ideas as well as the Haggadah. The entire process was simple and efficient.”

— Adele, B’nai Torah, Boca Raton, FL

When will my Haggadot ship?

Please note that our Haggadot are printed in batches, so particularly early in the season, your order may not immediately ship.  Typically our first printing is in late January, and printing becomes more frequent as Passover gets closer.

We promise that orders placed prior to Passover, and for shipment in the lower 48 States, will arrive BEFORE passover, but may not ship immediately after your order.

We cannot promise when international orders will arrive, has customs times and local post office delivery times vary considerably.

Order a personalized Haggadah and help your temple or school

The Promise Haggadah is a forever family keepsake and the perfect guide for your complete and concise family Seder.  It allows your children to easily read and understand your Passover traditions.  Passover interpretations are direct and all Hebrew is interpreted.

We have an electronically flippible version of the book to show the beautiful illustrations and all 24 inside pages.

At 7″ x 8.5″ inches, it is a great size for a crowded Passover table.  It allows for a complete Seder service in about 45 minutes.

What is the Promise Haggadah?

The Promise Haggadah is a forever family keepsake and the perfect guide for your complete and concise family Seder.  It allows your children to easily read and understand your Passover traditions.  Passover interpretations are direct and all Hebrew is interpreted.

We have an electronically flippible version of the book to show the beautiful illustrations and all 24 inside pages.

At 7″ x 8.5″ inches, it is a great size for a crowded Passover table.  It allows for a complete Seder service in about 45 minutes.