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Oneg Guide

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Oneg means "Joy of the Sabbath" and since we are Jews, joy means "Let's eat!" Thank you for helping to make a joyful Shabbat by hosting the oneg. Here are instructions to help you with the process.

  • Arrange in the Beit Am office to get a building key (541-753-0067, office@beitam.org).
  • Bring a challah (homemade or store bought) and finger foods like fruits and baked goods. There should be enough for about 15 people to have a light snack.
  • Before services set up - In the Sanctuary set up chairs and prayer books and candles with matches on brass tray on top of gift shop counter. (Candles and matches are in the kitchen’s pantry closet, books are in the cabinet to the right of the bima.) In the Social Hall arrange food table with challah on a cutting board and challah cover and salt shaker nearby, kiddish cup, the food you brought, and a table cloth is a nice touch (all necessary non-food items can be found in the kitchen’s pantry). Put a big bowl on the counter for food scraps. Pour wine and juice into the little metal kiddush cups (found in lower kitchen cupboards), and put them on a tray. Wine and juice are in the refrigerator (or on the floor of the kitchen’s pantry).
  • After services at the oneg - Serve wine and juice.
  • After the oneg - Stack chairs on the side of the room, put away books, wash the dishes and put them away (or rinse with water (no soap!) and load the dishwasher), place burning candles in the kitchen sink, put table cloth in the laundry basket under the kitchen sink. Deposit the food scraps into the yard debris bin in the driveway (large gray bin). As you leave the building, please make sure all the windows are closed, heaters and lights are off, and the doors locked.

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom

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