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Kiddush Fund

The congregational kiddush is an opportunity for congregants and visitors to socialize and mingle after services, humbly serving an important congregational function. Light kiddushim are held weekly throughout the year. More substantial kiddush luncheons are enjoyed approximately once a month, in honor of special congregational events such as guest scholars, women’s and teen services, and other occasions.

 

To sponsor a kiddush, contact Barbara Reiss at breiss@shearithisrael.org or 212.873.0300 x215.

 

Sponsoring a kiddush is a beautiful way to pay tribute to a loved one, celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, a personal accomplishment, or a ritual honor. It is also a great way to foster community—facilitating fellow congregants to catch up with friends, meet new members and guests, and greet synagogue leaders.

 

Kiddush Sponsorship Opportunities:

Shabbat very light  kiddush $400

Shabbat light kiddush $1,100

Shabbat kiddush luncheon $2,300

 

 If you'd like to be a scotch or arak sponsor, click here. 

 

Please Accept Our Appreciation with Special Recognition
Kiddush Sponsors are recognized in the Shabbat Handout (print and electronic) and our beautiful quarterly bulletins. Multiple sponsors are encouraged for any given kiddush, this helps provide for kiddushim throughout the year, even on weeks when there is no sponsor. Contributions at lower amounts are welcome in addition to the sponsorship levels. These donors will be recognized as Kiddush Fund Contributors in the Shabbat Handout (print and electronic) and The Bulletin.

 

To sponsor a kiddush, contact Barbara Reiss at breiss@shearithisrael.org or 212.873.0300 x215.

 

Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

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Benjamin N. Cardozo

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo spoke of the need for the Congregation to maintain its historic traditions and to remain true to the customs and practices of the generations that had come before.

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