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Oneg Shabbat Baking

Six days you shall work but on the seventh day you shall rest.

Oneg Shabbat is a Jewish celebration in honor of the Sabbath that takes place on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. As adults, we know the oneg to be a celebration of thanks that begins with the Motzi and Kiddush blessings we recite before a beautifully appointed table of treats and refreshments. It is the time we set aside after the conclusion of the Shabbat services to taste the sweetness of our labors while schmoozing with family and friends.

The Sinai program that delivers this celebration to the congregants is the Oneg Baking Committee; a group of people who enjoy baking, preparing and planning for the Oneg Shabbats.  Do you like to bake? How about those brownies that you like to make for your family on special occasions? What about that favorite sweet recipe that you share with dear close friends?


Our team plans and prepares the onegs when we don’t have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and you can do one time or as often as you like.


Our team provides a variety of treats for the congregation and we always provide some dishes for congregants with special dietary needs.


Call or email our Oneg Baking Committee Chairperson, Grace Bach303.471.0155.

More Info:

  • We need 5 bakers for each oneg who can provide the ingredients and bake the special treats

  • We are looking for members to bring 48 cookies that can be shared on Friday nights following services for the oneg.

  • Treats need to be delivered to the Temple Sinai office no later than Friday at 4pm.

  • Treats can be baked at home or purchased from the store. Costco, Kings, Safeway and Whole Foods offer a variety of cookies and breads that are reasonably priced and ready to put out on trays. We can add whipped cream or top with cherries to make them look extra special.

  • Our members who have food allergies appreciate recipes that are gluten free and sugar free.

  • In the summer, a plate of fruit and veggie trays or hummus and pita bread works well.

  • Hard candy that is wrapped can be used at the oneg.

  • Sinai also has extra ingredients like cake mixes that we can provide for you to apply your talents.

  • Treats that don’t need refrigeration are preferred.

  • Treats should be on paper plates and marked for the oneg. Our wonderful catering staff will slice and place them on beautiful silver trays on the reception tables in the large social hall.

  • Donations of silver trays, kosher wine and even fresh flowers from your garden are needed to spruce up our tables.

  • Bakers can leave treats or best of all, stay and enjoy the reception after the Friday night service.

Sun, October 24 2021 18 Cheshvan 5782