Today is September 25, 2023 /
The UVJC Pantry cabinet stocks wine, grape juice, paper and plastic goods (cups, napkins, tablecloths and utensils).
You are welcome to add to the kiddush with baked goods, fruit, cheese or other items. Please follow the UVJC Kitchen and Food Guidelines. You will need to provide a challah (at least one) which can be purchased at the Co-op, or King Arthur Flour, as well as at other bakeries or markets.
The typical Shabbat congregation numbers between 20 to 30 people. If the Shabbat is also a holiday or includes a special speaker, more people are likely to attend.
The kiddush is set up in the social hall, right behind the sanctuary. Ideally, setup should be largely completed prior to the start of services (10:00 A.M.) so that you can also attend the service. Services are usually completed between 11:45 a.m. and noon. Small cups of wine and grape juice should be poured for everyone prior to the brachot (blessings). The congregation socializes for about a half-hour.
Unused paper or plastic items should be returned to the pantry. Leftover wine and grape juice should be refrigerated. Please take home the leftovers from any food that you provided. In general, outside food cannot be placed in the kitchen. Please clean up so that the social hall will be ready for the next event, which is usually Hebrew School the next morning.
It is helpful to familiarize yourself with the pantry prior to Shabbat in case you have questions.