For over 60  years it has been a function of Sisterhood to provide the Friday night Oneg Shabbat and Saturday morning Kiddush luncheons. We have been able to do so because of contributions to our Sisterhood as well as congregation members hosting or sponsoring the Oneg Shabbat and Shabbat Kiddush luncheons.

 

Sisterhood asks each family to host or sponsor a Friday night Oneg or a Saturday morning Kiddush.  These can be as simple or elaborate as you like the only restriction is that the food is to be kosher dairy or parve.  Onegs and Kiddushes are usually done in memory of a loved one, in honor of a birthday, anniversary, conversion or other Simcha.  Sometimes they are done just as a thank you to our Temple community.

 

A “sponsored’ Oneg or Kiddush is where you pay Sisterhood to do all the work.  A “hosted’ Oneg or Kiddush is where you do all the work.  Typically hosting is more cost effective.

 

An Oneg is a bit like dessert.  Typically we serve a little sweet (cakes/cookies), a little salty (nuts/chips) and maybe some dried or fresh fruit. Also something to drink. A Kiddush at Temple Sholom has evolved into a small lunch. It can include everything from the Oneg menu and a protein.  The protein can simply be cottage cheese with fruit or some eggs.

 

Please consider sponsoring or hosting an Oneg or a Kiddush in the immediate future. We could also use your help physically, by volunteering to be part of our committee to help prepare, serve and clean up.  Funds are always needed, so feel free to donate toward our kitchen supplies.

 

Sharon Borenstien
Sisterhood President