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What is an Oneg Shabbat?

The actual meaning of the word, oneg, is “delight” or “joy,”  to enjoy Shabbat, engaging in pleasurable activities such as spending time with family and friends, and eating.   Being a member of BST means you have the obligation of hosting up to two Oneg Shabbat per year.  At the Oneg Shabbat light refreshments are served after our Friday evening services.  On Shabbat, this reception includes challah, grape juice and wine for Kiddush, and a variety of finger foods.

One family or a group of families is assigned the honor of the Oneg Shabbat each week, and a chairperson, if needed,  is assigned to help organize the group. You may choose a personally meaningful date, such as a birthday, anniversary, b'nai mitzvah, in memory or honor of someone, etc.  or you will be assigned a date.

It is a mitzvah to make the Oneg Shabbat a warm, welcoming event in our congregational home.  You are encouraged to take ownership of this honor.  

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784