Our weekly Kiddushes create opportunities for all of us to deepen our connections with one another and enjoy Shabbat through conversation, food and blessings. Join us in fostering these meaningful relationships by sponsoring or hosting one of our Shabbat communal gatherings—anything from shopping and cooking yourself to financial contributions in support of supplies. Donations towards kiddush sponsorships at all levels are welcome.

Options are:

  1. DIY  Kiddush: Approx. $350-$400 (for basic kiddush)
    Sponsor is in charge of shopping, set-up/clean up, soliciting and collecting funds. Sponsor is encouraged to reach out to friends and community members to help put on the kiddush.
    Kiddush should include: crackers, chips, dips, fruit, veg, cookies, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, iced tea/water/seltzer.
    Specialty items like fish/cheeses/birthday cakes, alcohol would add to the total cost.

    II. Instacart Kiddush: $400+
    CBI has a standing order with Instacart that can be ordered and delivered directly to shul.
    Sponsor is in charge of set-up/clean up, soliciting and collecting funds.
    Sponsor is encouraged to reach out to friends and community members to help put on the kiddush.

    Instacart Kiddush includes crackers, chips, dips, fruit, veg, cookies, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, tea, iced tea/water/seltzer.
    Specialty items like fish/cheeses/birthday cakes, alcohol are extra add-ons, priced on request.

*For an additional $125 CBI or sponsor can hire help to handle set-up and clean-up.

III. Catered Kiddush: $1000 and up
Sponsors hire a CBI approved caterer to provide kiddush (click here for a list).

CBI provides compostable paper goods and disposable table cloths for kiddushim. Linens available on request, and are the responsibility of caterer/sponsor to launder and return to CBI.

Email our kiddush coordinators  today to help make a kiddush happen: kiddush@cbiberkeley.org