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Sponsor a kiddush

If you have any questions about Kiddush sponsorship please contact Noah Rothblatt at (201) 692-1917. If you plan to sponsor a Kiddush, please email the shul to save the date on the calendar. Please be sure to review the Simcha Sheet if your kiddush is tied to a special event in the shul. If you are catering, please review the shul's kashrut policy. After reviewing the information below, please complete the form at the end of this page to select and pay for your package.

Basic Kiddush Package

Purchased by Netivot Shalom ($185) Includes:

  • All paper goods, utensils and tablecloths
  • Soda and Seltzer
  • Crackers and Pretzels
  • Herring in wine sauce
  • Grape Juice and Scotch (2 bottles) and Bourbon (1/2 bottle);
  • Tuna Salad, Potato Salad, Chummus, and Carrots
  • Cookies

Please note the following:

1.  Additional items are the responsibility of the sponsors.  Anyone wanting to substitute the basic kiddush package with other food must include the components of the package or appropriate substitutes as approved by the Kiddush Committee.

2.  All items must be in accordance with Netivot Shalom’s Kashrut Policy.

3.  If more than 30 additional guests are anticipated at a kiddush and the basic kiddush package is being provided (with or without additions), the amount of food, paper goods, soda and seltzer will be adjusted accordingly. The cost of the basic kiddush package in such as case will be increased to $225.  If more than 75 guests are expected, arrangements must be made directly with Noah Rothblatt so as to ensure that there are adequate provisions.

4.  The Kiddush Committee reserves the right to require that wait staff be hired by the kiddush sponsor if the kiddush will require a significant amount of extra set-up and/or clean-up. Contact information for wait staff is available from the Kiddush Committee upon request.

5.  Kiddush sponsors must coordinate drop off and pick up of materials with a member of the Kiddush Committee.  Unless otherwise agreed upon, pick up and drop off may only take place outside of business hours. Storage of food and food-related items must be coordinated with a member of the Kiddush Committee.

6. In the event that a kiddush involves food preparation or the re-plating of hot food, an RCBC approved Mashgiach will be required to supervise such preparation.  In such event, Rabbi Helfgot and the Kiddush Committee must be notified at least 5 days prior to the kiddush.  Rabbi Helfgot is the final arbiter of whether a Mashgiach is required for a particular kiddush.

7. Netivot Shalom endeavors to create a safe environment for all of its members.  To that end, we have a nut-free policy. Please be sure you (or your caterer) does not serve items containing nuts of any kind.

8. There is a kitchen-use surcharge for catered events involving the presence of an on-site caterer of $25 (members)  /$50 (non-members).

Suggestions for Optional Additions

These are some popular selections. Note that they must be purchased directly by the sponsors.

  • Dairy
    • Half tin eggplant parmesan, macaroni and cheese, cheese kugels and/or baked ziti – we suggest 6-8 half tins.
    • Ice Cream (8-10 half-gallon containers with 96 ice cream cones, sprinkles and whipped cream)​
  • Meat
    • Cholent (suggest 2-3, option to include 1 small vegetarian)
    • Assorted Julienne Chicken (12 lbs)
    • Other options: meatballs, mini hot dogs, steak tidbits, shwarma, chicken wings
  • Parve
    • Herring Assortment (4-6 containers)
    • Lox – 1  1/2 lbs minimum. If purchased along with red onion and capers, the Kiddush committee will plate and decorate. It is recommended that Carr’s Crackers also be included. 
    • Large Fruit Platter – purchased at Shoprite in Englewood (201) 816 8330 or Paramus. The platter must be marked kosher and sealed. The produce department will do this at no extra charge.
    • Half tin potato or noodle kugel (suggest 3-4 potato and 1-2 noodle-sweet or salt/pepper)
    • Pasta Salads – Either Pasta Pesto or Pasta Primavera (4-6 lbs)
    • Where a kiddush sponsor is purchasing a basic kiddush package plus meat add-ons, premium parve cookies are available as part of the kiddush package for an additional $35. 
    • For a big kiddush we require Lechem Mishna. We suggest at least 12 Challah Rolls, which can be purchased at local bakeries and supermarkets.


The following are some of the local restaurants, markets and take out stores that have catering items available. You are free to use any caterer that you wish provided that they are in accordance with Netivot Shalom’s Kashrut Policy.

Dairy Caterers:

  • Cedar Market 201-855-8500
  • EJ’s Place Pizza, Queen Anne Road, Teaneck (201) 862-0611
  • Fairway Market (specify kosher)
  • Food Showcase 201-475-0077
  • Glatt Express 201-837-8110
  • Grand & Essex Market 201-244-9955
  • Maadan, Cedar Lane, Teaneck (201) 836-4115
  • Poppies on West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck (201) 862-0800
  • Sammy’s, Queen Anne, Teaneck (201) 837-1111

Meat Caterers:

  • Best Glatt 201-801-0444
  • Cedar Market 201-855-8500
  • Chopstix, Teaneck. Speak to Uri Herzog. 201-697-5726 or
  • Fairway Market (specify kosher)
  • Food Showcase 201-475-0077
  • Glatt Express 201-837-8110
  • Gotham Burger (201) 530-7400
  • Grand & Essex Market 201-244-9955
  • Ma'adan 201-692-0192 
  • Menagerie, Englewood (201) 569-2704 
  • Noah's Ark (201) 692-1200
  • Prime to Go 201.871.0201
  • Sababa Grill, Teaneck (201) 530-0808


  • Butterflake 201-836-3516 (nut-free)
  • Zaidy's 201-796-6565
  • Costco (Teterboro), Acme (Bergenfield), and Stop & Shop (Teaneck) have dairy cakes and pastries; pareve cakes can be purchased at Acme in Passaic.
  • Fairway Market bakery has a variety of fresh baked goods. Check for hechsher and for dairy/parve designation. Note that the bakery counter at Fairway is not necessarily kosher. Check to be sure that items are sealed.

Please review the kiddush information page BEFORE completing this form.


Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782