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Kiddush is a simple word which means so much. Our community celebrates Kiddush after every Shabbat and festival service. The Hebrew root (koof/dalet/shin) of kiddush means "holy" and when we welcome Shabbat with wine, we are sanctifying the holy day.  The special blessing is also recited at the end of shabbat (Havdalah) and at Jewish festivals.

We also celebrate Kiddush after joyous occasions such as baby blessingsbar and bat mitzvah services and Aufruf (when a bride and groom are called to the Torah the week before their wedding day). 

The younger Or Shabbat Community celebrates Kiddush together downstairs on the Lower Ground Floor at 12.15pm and parents are invited to celebrate together with their children.

Community Kiddush follows both evening and morning Shabbat services and are held either on the ground floor or in the northern part of the sanctuary depending on numbers attending service. Community members are asked to prepare Kiddush once a year.  New members are partnered with more experienced members of the community for their first Kiddush. 

For more information, please look at our Kiddush 'How to' leaflet here or contact Hilary in the Synagogue Office by clicking here.

Sat, 22 January 2022 20 Sh'vat 5782