It is customary to end Shabbat morning and holiday services by joining together as a community to bless the wine (make Kiddush) and the bread (make hamotzi), and to enjoy good food and company. This is referred to as the Kiddush. Similarly, at the conclusion of Friday evening services we gather for an Oneg, where we bless the wine & bread and share light refreshments.
Helping support these weekly community events is a wonderful way to celebrate a simcha or to mark a special moment in one’s life, to honor someone or to commemorate a Yahrzeit. Your suggested minimum contribution of $54 for each simcha will be acknowledged in the weekly e-news, Shabbat pamphlet and Shofar newsletter, and helps the community know you and to share important moments in your life. It is also a way to say thank you to your community.
You can make contributions to supplement the cost of weekly Onegs & Kiddushes very easily. There is an “Annual Plan” to honor all of your simchas, and a one-time option.
CBE Members can use the online form below to have the cost charged to your CBE account, and guests (or members who prefer) are invited to contribute by downloading the form and returning it with your check.
If you would like to arrange for the Annual Plan, just check yes on the form below and we’ll add it to your next CBE statement as well as your membership statement in future years.
For additional information about donations, or if you would prefer to mark your simcha by sponsoring an entire Oneg or Kiddush, please email [email protected].