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Sponsor a Kiddush

  • Sponsoring kiddush is an excellent opportunity to celebrate your special occasion, or honor the memory of a departed loved one. Both members and non-members are welcome to sponsor kiddush. There is no preset sponsorship cost, rather you have the flexibility to purchase the food and drink of your choice that is within your budget and the theme of your sponsorship. (all foods must have an approved kashrut symbol). Kiddush can be dairy or pareve without any specific restrictions.  A meat kiddush is also possible, but see the note below*.
  • Pay for a kiddush
    • If you would like to sponsor Kiddush but not shop/set-up/clean-up, you can sponsor a Kiddush and the Kiddush committee will take care of everything. The cost for a dairy Kiddush is $250 and a meat Kiddush is $400
  • *If you wish to have a meat kiddush please contact Dan Arking                  ( or Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz ( Any event that is going to be more involved than a regular Kiddush (such as Bar / Bat Mitzvah) should be discussed with the Kiddush coordinator and the Executive Board.


Seuda Shlishit

  • In addition to sponsoring the kiddush after Shacharit services, the sponsor also provides the food for seuda shlishit (third Shabbat meal). Seuda shlishit must be pareve and should include an assortment of salads and at least one protein such as tuna fish, egg or smoke fish. Prepared salads from a kosher grocery or one of the kosher restaurants are preferred. Rolls for Hamotzi should also be provided. The Shul will attempt to have rolls in the freezer- Please check before buying. Assume 12-15 people will attend the seuda shlishit.

Set up

  • Although we all pitch in, setup and cleanup of the kiddush and seuda shlishit is the responsibility of the sponsor. If you are unable to setup and cleanup either kiddush or seuda shlishit, please make arrangements for a friend or another community member to be responsible.

How to sponsor a kiddush

  • Please contact Dan Arking (, Kiddush Coordinator, to reserve your date or for any kiddush related questions.

Kiddush food suggestions

  • Assume approximately 30 people
  • Snacks: Individual bags of some thing munchy (Chips, pretzels and the like)
  • Some things sweet like cookies, candy, dried fruit and/or nuts. All individually wrapped is best
  • Fresh fruit and veggies from our garden are also welcomed.Sides: 3-5 containers hummus, babaganoush, salsa, salads, olives, pickles and herring
  • Soft drinks: juice, seltzer, or soda
  • A 32oz bottle of Kosher grape juice
  • Wine, Scotch or Bourbon are welcomed but not required.

Please note: you do not need to purchase paper goods as they are stocked in the Kiddush prep area. Also, please check to see what perishable foods are left over from the previous week before making your purchases.

Please do not use non-perishable leftovers from the previous week (cookies, chips and the like) as these leftovers can be used on weeks when we do not have a sponsor.

As a sponsor, you will be responsible for leaving the kitchen clean, trash taken outside and the disposal of all perishable foods that will most likely not be usable the following week.


Finally, the Shul thanks you very much for sponsoring! It is a true mitzvah!!

Thu, July 25 2024 19 Tammuz 5784