Kiddush

Beth El’s Sisterhood Catering Committee is delighted to help you celebrate your upcoming simcha, whether it’s a baby naming or a bar mitzvah. Please note that Sisterhood caters kiddushim only on Shabbat. If your simcha is on a different day or time, please contact the office and they will provide you with a list of approved caterers.

At Beth El, the family of a bar/bat mitzvah is expected to provide a kiddush following services. This can be catered by Sisterhood Catering or by an outside caterer who has been approved by the congregation.

When an outside caterer is used, you will be charged for fees associated with the use of the social hall, kitchen, linens, and equipment. These fees are waived if you choose Sisterhood Catering to provide the kiddush. If you choose a private caterer, you must provide the kiddush for your guests as well as the entire congregation.

If you choose Sisterhood Catering and your child is having a single Bar/Bat Mitzvah, you will be responsible for providing the Kiddush for your guests plus 100 congregants. Congregants who are invited to your simcha must be included in your estimated guest count.

If your child is sharing this milestone with another bar/bat mitzvah, each family participating in the double b’nai mitzvah is required to provide the kiddush for their respective guests plus 75 congregants each. Congregants who are invited to your simcha must be included in your estimated guest count. Both double b’nai mitzvah families must choose the same type of kiddush and the same menu for that kiddush.

If you decide to have a luncheon outside the synagogue, you are still responsible for hosting a kiddush at Beth El. We hope that you and your guests will remain at the kiddush for a period of time so that all in attendance can wish your family a “mazal tov.”

Included with your kiddush, Sisterhood will provide a basket of candies to toss at the bar/bat mitzvah after the chanting of the Haftarah. For kashrut and safety reasons, families may not provide their own candy.

Sisterhood Catering offers you a variety of menus and á la carte selections to enhance those menus. Please note that if you are sharing your simcha with another family, you must agree on the same menu.

Sisterhood Catering provides a service to our synagogue families and is a fundraising source for Congregation Beth El. The committee members are all volunteers.

Each family using Sisterhood Catering services is required to volunteer in the serving of a Kiddush. This experience is a wonderful opportunity to see how the Kiddush is prepared and to participate in the excitement of the congregation’s life cycle events.

Each family will be assigned a date to volunteer. If that date is not convenient for you, it is your responsibility to switch dates with another family and to advise Sisterhood Catering of the change you have made.

We appreciate your understanding as we strive to schedule these assignments and to accommodate all of our b’nai mitzvah families.

  • 6 -8 weeks prior to simcha – Sisterhood Catering contact will get in touch with you.
  • 1 month prior to simcha – Finalize your menu and provide estimated guest count; sign and return contract to Sisterhood Catering contact.
  • 3 weeks prior to simcha – Provide your final guest count to Sisterhood Catering; your final bill will be prepared and emailed to you.
  • 2 Weeks prior to simcha – Food payment payable to Sisterhood Catering is due; Wait Staff Payment ($100 per waiter) payable to Congregation Beth El is due.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a hearty mazal tov, in advance, and look forward to working with you in the near future to make your simcha a memorable one.

Kiddush Menus

The two simple kiddush menus are composed of cold selections that are served on china plates with stainless flatware. You may choose additional cold á la carte offerings to supplement these menus. A Mediterranean kiddush is also available.

A minimum of four wait staff is required to serve this kiddush. Your Sisterhood Catering contact will indicate the final number of wait staff you will need based on your menu and final guest count.

Price per person $10.00

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies
Mini Bagels
Sliced Challah
Plain Cream Cheese

Tuna Salad or Egg Salad
Please Choose 1

Vegetable Crudities (no substitutions) w/Hummus or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1

(Crudities may include:  baby carrots, broccoli, red peppers, grape tomatoes, zucchini or other seasonal vegetables)

Kugel

Basic Desserts

Brownies, Bars, Cookies & Loaf Cakes

Coffee, Tea, Punch

China Plates & Silver Flatware

Hot and cold specialty items maybe added for an additional charge.

Basic Desserts maybe upgraded to Deluxe Desserts for an extra $1.25 per person.

All items subject to seasonal availability ~ All prices subject to change

The required wait staff is an additional charge.

Depending on the guest count a minimum of 4 to 6 waiters is required.

Price per person $10.75

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies
Mini Bagels
Sliced Challah

Plain Cream Cheese, Lox Cream Cheese or Vegetable Cream Cheese
Please Choose 1

Kugel or Baked Ziti
Please Choose 1

Tuna Salad or Egg Salad
Please Choose 1

Vegetable Crudities (no substitutions) w/Hummus or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1

(Crudities may include:  Baby Carrots, Broccoli, Red Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Zucchini or other Seasonal Vegetables)

Tossed Salad or Caesar Salad
Please Choose 1

Balsamic, Italian or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1

Brownies, Bars, Cookies & Loaf Cakes

Coffee, Tea, Punch

China plates & Silver Flatware

Hot and cold specialty items maybe added for additional charge.

Basic Desserts maybe upgraded to Deluxe Desserts for an extra $1.25 per person.

All items subject to seasonal availability ~ All prices and menus subject to change

The required wait staff is an additional charge.

Depending on the guest count a minimum of 4 to 6 waiters is required.

Price per person $11.50

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies
Sliced Challah

Mini Bagels /pita triangles
Please Choose 1

Plain Cream Cheese, Lox Cream Cheese or Vegetable Cream Cheese
Please Choose 2

Egg Salad

Vegetable Crudities (no substitutions)
w/Hummus or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1
(Crudities may include:  Baby Carrots, Broccoli, Red Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Zucchini or other Seasonal Vegetables)

Israeli Platter
Stuffed Grape Leaves, Kalamata Olives, Pita,
Hummus, Tabouleh, Babaganoush
Tossed Salad or Caesar Salad
Please Choose 1

Balsamic, Italian or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1

Brownies, Bars, Cookies & Loaf Cakes

Coffee, Tea, Punch

China plates & Silver Flatware

Hot and cold specialty items maybe added for additional charge.

Basic Desserts maybe upgraded to Deluxe Desserts for an extra $1.25 per person.

All items subject to seasonal availability ~ All prices and menus subject to change

The required wait staff is an additional charge.

Depending on the guest count a minimum of 4 to 6 waiters is required.

Price per person $13.50

Ceremonial Wine
Sliced Challah
Simcha Candies
Mini Bagels
w/cream cheese

Salade Nicoise w/balsamic vinaigrette

Sesame Noodles

Israeli Platter
Stuffed Grape Leaves, Kalamata Olives & Feta (Feta cut in squares)
Hummus, Tabouli, Babaganoush
w/Large Pitas cut into sixths

Deluxe Desserts

Coffee, Tea, Punch

We suggest you consider adding a fruit platter

Hot and cold specialty items may also be added for an additional charge.

All items are subject to seasonal availability.

All prices and menus are subject to change.

The required wait staff is an additional charge.

A minimum of 6 waiters is required

Lunch Menus

The luncheon menus includes both hot and cold selections served on china plates with stainless flatware. You may choose additional hot or cold á la carte items to supplement the lunch menus.

A minimum of six wait staff is required to serve the Traditional Luncheon. Your Sisterhood Catering contact will indicate the final number of wait staff you will need based on your menu and final guest count.

Price per person: $14.25

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies

Sliced Challah
Deluxe Assorted Bakery Bagels
Plain Cream Cheese
Vegetable, Chive or Lox Spread
Please Choose 1

Tuna Salad and Egg Salad

Noodle Kugel, Blintz Soufflé, Spinach Soufflé or Baked Ziti
Please Choose 1

Tossed Salad or Caesar Salad
Please Choose 1

Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian or Ranch Dressing
Please Choose 1

Assorted Deluxe Dairy Desserts
Seasonal Fruit

Coffee Tea Punch

China & Silver Flatware

We suggest you consider adding:
Nova w/lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber & Swiss cheese platter.

Hot and cold specialty items may also be added for an additional charge.
All items are subject to seasonal availability.

All prices and menus are subject to change.
The required wait staff is an additional charge.
A minimum of 6 waiters is required.

Children’s Menu

Minimum of 100 children as invited guests

Price Per Child $8.00

Macaroni & Cheese

Potato Puffs or Mini Pizza Bagels
Please Choose One

Caesar Salad

Carrot & Celery Sticks
w/Ranch Dressing

Desserts and beverages from the Kiddush
in the Bender Social Hall included

Minimum of 100 children required

Station Set Up in the Gallery
The required wait staff is an additional charge.
2 Additional Waiters Required @ $112.50 per Waiter

Price per person $13.50

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies

Pita Pockets
Falafel Balls
Tehina
Tabouleh
Hummus

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Israeli Salad
(Cucumber & Tomato Salad)

Field Greens w/Balsamic Vinaigrette

Baba Ganoush

Assorted Deluxe Desserts

Seasonal Fruit

Coffee
Tea
Punch

China Plates & Silver Flatware

Hot and Cold Specialties may be added for an additional charge.
All items are subject to seasonal availability.

All prices and menus are subject to change.
The required wait staff is an additional charge.

A minimum of 6 waiters

Price per person $15.00

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies

Mini bagels
w/cream cheese

Spinach or Broccoli Quiche
Please Choose 1

Baked Salmon

Spinach Salad

Sesame Noodles

Assorted Deluxe Dairy Desserts

Seasonal Fruits

Coffee Tea Punch

China Plates and Silver Flatware

Hot and Cold Specialty selections maybe added for an additional charge.
All items are subject to seasonal availability.

All prices and menus are subject to change.
The required wait staff is an additional charge.
A minimum of 6 waiters is required.

Price per person $15.50

Ceremonial Wine
Ceremonial Challah
Simcha Candies

Mini Challah Rolls and Rye Bread
Deli Platter:
Corn Beef and Roast Turkey
Lettuce and Tomato
Russian Dressing and Mustard

Tuna Salad or Egg Salad
Please Choose 1

Potato Salad and Cole Slaw
Marinated Cucumber Salad

Pickles

Potato Chips

Assorted Deluxe Pareve Desserts

Coffee Tea Punch

China Plates and Silver Flatware

We suggest you consider adding Mini Franks in a Blanket w/Mustard.

All items are subject to seasonal availability.
All prices and menus are subject to change.

The required wait staff is an additional charge.
A minimum of 6 waiters is required.

Specialty Dishes, Platters, and Bars

Large Seasonal Fruit Platter
$350.00

Assorted Crudités Platter
Hummus or Ranch Dressing
Seasonal Vegetables
(Carrots, Zucchini, Red Pepper, Broccoli, Grape Tomatoes)
$300.00 ~ 2 serving platters per station, total of 6 platters

Fish Platter
White Fish Salad, Kippered Salmon, Smoked Trout, Nova, Assorted Cheeses, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion & Cucumbers
Price per person $1.00

White Fish Platter
Whole white fish on a platter garnished with cucumbers
Minimum 4 whole fish platters per station
with total guest count of 325 and above
Price $27.00 per fish $324.00 minimum

Sliced Cheese Platter
Sliced Munster, Swiss, Cheddar based on availability
$300.00 ~ 2 platters per station per 300 people, 6 platters total

Israeli Platter
Stuffed Grape Leaves, Kalamata Olives, Pita,
Hummus, Tabouleh, Babaganoush
Pita or Pita Crisps
Price per person $4.75

Kalamata Olives & Feta
1 large platter for each station
$150.00

  1. Asparagus w/ Vinaigrette (seasonal)……………………………… Price per person $1.75
  1. Buffalo Mozzarella Balls & Tomato Salad or Skewers………. Price per person $2.00
  1. Deluxe Bakery Bagel………………………………………………. Price per person $ .75
  1. Israeli Couscous or Orzo w/Roasted Seasonal Vegetables Price per person $2.00
  1. Israeli Couscous or Orzo

w/Dried Cranberries, Pine Nuts, Feta …………………               Price per person $2.00

  1. Egg Salad………………………………………………………………. Price per person $2.75
  1. Baba Ganoush Salad………………………………………………. Price per person $1.50
  1. Gefilte Fish ………………………………………………………….. Price per person $1.35
  1. Herring in Cream sauce or Wine Sauce………………. Price per person $1.35
  1. Hummus w/Pita Wedges or Crisps……………………… Price per person $1.00
  1. Israeli Salad………………………………………………………… Price per person $2.00
  1. Marinated Haricots Verts…………………………………. Price per person $2.00

 

  1. Nova w/Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion…………………. Price per person $6.00

Cucumbers & Swiss Cheese

  1. Pasta Primavera………………………………………………….. Price per person $2.00

 

  1. Salad Nicoise………………………………………………………. Price per person $3.00

 

  1. Sesame Noodles……………………………………………………………….. Price per person $2.25

 

  1. Southwestern Salad …………………………………………..            Price per person $2.00
  1. Spreads

Chive Cream Cheese …………………………………………….           Price per spread $30.00

Vegetable Cream Cheese  ………………………………….            Price per spread $30.00

Lox Spread   ………………………………………………….……..            Price per spread $35.00

  1. Roasted Seasonal Vegetables …………………………….           Price per person $2.75
  1. Salads

Tossed Salad   ………………………………………………………..           Price per person $1.75

Caesar Salad     ……………………………..…….…………..…….           Price per person $2.00

Spinach Salad …………………………………………………………            Price per person $2.25

Salad Dressing
Balsamic, Italian or Ranch Dressings
Please Choose 1

  1. Tuna Salad …………………………………………………………………          Price per person $3.00
  1. Whitefish Salad ………………………………………………………          Price per person $3.50
  1. Stuffed Grape Leaves  ……………………………………………         Price per person $1.25

 

Substitutions from our menus will be credited at the lesser amount.

  1. Baked Salmon………………………………………………………………………. Price per person $5.50
  1. Baked Ziti…………………………………………………………………………… Price per person $2.25
  1. Blintzes w/ sour cream or fruit puree ……………………………………. Price per person $2.25
  1. Spinach or Broccoli Quiche ……………………………………………………….Price per person $2.50
  1. Kugel ………………………………………………………………………………….. Price per person $2.25
  1. Potato Latkes w/ apple sauce & sour cream …………………    Price per person $2.25*
  1. Macaroni & Cheese……………………………………………………………….… Price per person $2.25
  1. Mini Potato Puffs …………………………………………….……….………….     Price per person $1.50*
  1. Spanikopita…………………………………………………………………..………… Price per person $1.75*
  1. Spinach Soufflé……………………………………………..………….….…..    Price per person $2.50
  1. Mini Pizza Bagels…………………………………………………….…….…… Price per person $1.50*
  1. Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce………… Price per person $1.50*

 

* Passed Hors D’Oeuvres Require 2 Extra Waiters @ $112.50 per Waiter

 

Substitutions from our menus will be credited at the lesser amount.

Waffle Bar………………………………………………………………………….Price per person $2.50

  • Maple Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sliced Strawberries or Blue Berries

Ice Cream Bar ………………………………………………………………Price per person $3.50

  • Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Sliced Strawberries or Blue Berries

Yogurt Bar …………………………………………………………………………Price per person $2.50

  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Nut Free Granola
  • Fresh Berries

All bars require 2 extra waiters @ $112.50 per waiter.

Sweets Kiddush Menu

A Kiddush with a basic dessert package with a guest count of 150 or less can choose from the selections listed below:
2 brownies or bars
3 cookies
1 loaf cake

Margie’s famous chewy fudge brownies are also included.

A Kiddush with a basic dessert package with a guest count of 151 or above can choose from the selections listed below:
3 brownies or bars
3 cookies
1 loaf cake

Margie’s famous chewy fudge brownies are also included.

Brownies and Bars
1. apricot bars
2. butterscotch blondies
3. chocolate chip blondies
4. espresso blondies
5. espresso brownies
6. everything blondies – chocolate, white chocolate, & butterscotch chips
7. seven layer bars

Cookies
1. double chocolate chunk
3. confetti sugar
2. molasses spice
5. oatmeal raisin
6. snickerdoodles
7. “toll house” chocolate chip
8. vanilla sugar

Loaf Cakes
1. banana or banana chocolate chip
2. chocolate chip
3. cinnamon chip
4. pumpkin raisin or pumpkin chocolate chip

Deluxe Desserts

A Kiddush with a deluxe dessert package with a guest count of 150 or less can choose from the selections listed below:

2 brownies or bars
3 cookies
1 loaf cake
Margie’s famous chewy fudge brownies are also included.

A Kiddush with a deluxe dessert package with a guest count of 151 or more can choose from the selections listed below:
3 brownies or bars
3 cookies
1 loaf cake
Margie’s famous chewy fudge brownies are also included.

Brownies & Bars
1. apricot bars
2. butterscotch blondies
3. chocolate chip blondies
4. espresso brownies
5. everything blondies-chocolate, white chocolate & butterscotch chips
6. lemon bars
7. milk chocolate toffee bars *
8. raspberry bars
9. raspberry oatmeal granola bars
10. rocky road brownies
11. seven layer bars

Cookies
1. chocolate chocolate chunk
2. chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal
3. confetti sugar
4. molasses spice
5. oatmeal raisin
6. palmiers
7. snickerdoodles
8. thumbprint
9. “ toll house” chocolate chip
10. vanilla sugar

Loaf Cakes & Coffee Cake
1. cinnamon coffee cake
2. loaf cakes
banana or banana chocolate chip
cinnamon chip
chocolate chip
cranberry nut *
pumpkin raisin or pumpkin chocolate chip

Gluten free cookies may be chosen as part of your cookie selection choices for basic or deluxe desserts. If you would like to add a gluten free brownie or cookie as an extra selection they are $1.25 per person minimum order of 50.

1. almond *
2. chocolate crinkles
3. chocolate walnut meringues *
4. chocolate chip blondies
5. fudge brownies
6. “toll house” chocolate chip cookies
7. vanilla sugar cookies with or without sprinkles

* Contains Nuts

** Upgrading a basic dessert package to a deluxe dessert package is an additional $.75 per person.

Cupcake Tower
100 mini cupcakes – $90.00
200 mini cupcakes -$180.00
chocolate or vanilla with vanilla and/or chocolate icing
may request colored icings – blue, pink, etc. at no additional cost
carrot with cream cheese icing $110.00
red velvet with cream cheese icing $110.00