Congregation Ohav Shalom

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113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Ohav Shalom Kiddush Society

Ohav Shalom Kiddush Society


June 29, 2024 - December 31, 2024    
All Day

Event Type

Ohav Shalom Brings You the Kiddush Society

Our Kiddush luncheon following Shabbat morning services is one of the best parts of Ohav Shalom. People gather to share stories, laugh, joke, and meet new people. With Kiddush, we build connections that make Ohav a strong, vibrant community. Since returning from COVID, our weekly kiddushim have resembled more of a luncheon than the old days of just challah and pastries. I think that everyone who attends regularly or even just periodically would agree that this is an enjoyable, relaxing opportunity to talk with friends, meet new people, and of course not have to worry about preparing lunch.  

However, as I’m sure everyone is aware, the price of food has skyrocketed along with supplies and staffing costs and has had an impact on our budget.  This cost is not insignificant. Ohav Shalom would love to continue to be able to provide this wonderful service, however, we need to look at ways to offset some of those costs.  

We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage you to consider sponsoring a kiddush and to help us foster that sense of community. You can sponsor honoring someone, to remember someone, celebrate a simcha, or to commemorate a special occasion, just to name a few reasons. If sponsoring an entire kiddush isn’t an option for you, consider making a contribution towards one as a more “bite-sized” way of expressing the same sentiment. These are all wonderful opportunities to share your special day with your family at Ohav Shalom.  As always, Nancy has pricing and a huge menu of options to fit your needs.

In addition to kiddush sponsorship, we’re pleased to offer the new “Shabbat Kiddush Society.”  Membership in this group will help offset the weekly expenses related to our kiddush. Joining this society isn’t just for those regular attendees, but also for people that come less often or perhaps for those who only join us virtually or not even at all, but still wish to contribute.  The cost of membership in the Society begins at only $18 per month, per family and you can sign up right here!  This can be paid all at once or on a recurring basis all through ShulCloud or the office.

Our sincere thanks to the over thirty families and individuals who joined our Kiddush Society this past year.  Your support has allowed our Ohav community to continue celebrating Shabbat communally with wonderful Kiddush lunches. As always, we welcome new pledges to the Kiddush Society. As well as renewal of your annual pledges. The cost of membership in the Society begins at only $18 per month, per family.   All members of the Kiddush Society will have their names printed and thanked at the bottom of our weekly Congregational Emails. Important to note, Kiddush Society membership has its benefits! – Discounts on sponsoring your own event!

 Inaugural Members

Laurie Abelson, Alan Angell & Beth Dollinger, Judy Avner & Steve Eckert, David & Wendy Bates, Karl & Barbara Brodsky, Antoinette & Jason Deitcher, Stephen & Nona Deitcher, Adam and Rebecca Edwards, Jack Etter, Reed and Jody Ference, Sharon Flom & Steve Huz, Gregg & Jennifer Fox, Becky Fromer & Kevin Olson, Lisa & Steve Gally, Lev & Jane Ginsburg, Victor & Michele Fisher Gomez, Brad & Marla Gornstein, Kevin & Melanie Grossman, Nancy Gutterman, Marc & Phyllis Hecker, Jim Hendler & Cantor Terry Horowit, Ed & Laura Jacobs, Saul & Ellen Kattleman, Joe & Lisajo B. Kay, Zvi & Beth Klopott, Ben & Jean Lax, David Levine, Stephen Levy & Marci Galinkin, Rabbi Beverly & Richard Magidson, Nancy Messer & Ethan Bloch, Marc & Linnie Newman, Isabel & Ricardo Nirenberg, Harris & Sandy Oberlander, Michele O’Neal, Rachel Pearlman & Seth Rosenthal, Shari & Neil Piper, Barry & Julie Pollack, Debbie & Lee Rausch, Andrew & Cheryl Salem, Danny & Michelle Sanders, Laurie Sasson, Terry & Dan Tyson, Dawn & Scott Wallant, Barbara Weinstein, Pearl Weisinger & Joseph Braun, Margery Diamond Zucker & Alan Zucker

We hope you’ll consider participating in this wonderful mitzvah!

Todah Robah