Sponsor a Kiddush

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring a Shabbat kiddush lunch at Beth Israel!  Sponsoring kiddush is a wonderful way to honor a special someone or occasion and to support the congregation at the same time. By sponsoring a kiddush, you are both covering some costs of the food, supplies, and service provided on your special day and supporting this important aspect of our congregational life. 

To find open dates to sponsor a kiddush, contact the office.  

Once you've decided on the date, we'll work out the details.  Below is a summary of the planning decisions we need to make.  Menu decisions should be finalized at least two weeks prior to your sponsored date to ensure that all options remain available.  

  • which menu options you would like?
  • how many people you would like to plan for?
  • will you use linen or plastic tablecloths?
  • will you purchase your own paper goods?


Menus
The following menu options are priced for 75 people and include paper goods.  We can work together to estimate how many people to plan for and adjust the quantities and price accordingly.

ARAD KIDDUSH  ($300)
Challah, sweet wine, grape juice
Assorted bagels and cream cheese
Herring and crackers
Fresh fruit
Fresh vegetables
Choose one: egg salad / tuna salad
Selected baked goods
Concentrate coffee and tea, water

KESEF KIDDUSH  ($450)
Challah, sweet wine, grape juice
Assorted bagels and cream cheese
Herring and crackers
Fresh fruit
Fresh vegetables
Choose one: egg salad / tuna salad / Greek salad
Choose two:  cottage cheese / lox / couscous salad / gluten-free quinoa salad / black bean and corn salad / hummus and pita
Selected baked goods
Concentrate coffee and tea, water

ZAHAV KIDDUSH  ($600)
Challah, sweet wine, grape juice
Assorted bagels and cream cheese
Herring and crackers
Fresh fruit
Fresh vegetables
Choose two: egg salad / tuna salad / Greek salad
Choose two: cottage cheese / lox / couscous salad / gluten-free quinoa salad / black bean and corn salad / hummus and pita
Choose one: smoked fish / sweet noodle kugel
Selected baked goods
Concentrate coffee and tea, water

Paper Goods and Tablecloths

The above prices include the use of Beth Israel Center's standard array of paper goods (plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, plastic tablecloths, etc) provided with whatever styles and colors are available.  Many families have their own thoughts on decorating for their special kiddush, and we invite them to purchase their own plates, napkins, cutlery and tablecloths, and drop them off at Beth Israel Center by Thursday afternoon. 

It is also possible to use the Beth Israel Center's linen tablecloths with the understanding that you will have them cleaned and pressed. Renting linen is another good option. (Beth Israel Center will coordinate this with you.)


Volunteering

Since you are sponsoring a kiddush, we assume that you would rather enjoy that event than work in the kitchen on that day!  However, the success of our kiddush program relies on volunteers to shop, prepare food, set up, manage/replenish the buffet, and clean up.  Please consider volunteering on another Shabbat to support our program. Click here to volunteer now.

TODAH!