Shabbos Kiddush, the communal gathering that follows the morning prayers, is a traditional opportunity to mark joyous events and life cycle occasions within the community. A birthday, anniversary, or Yartziet are all events commonly honored at the Kiddush, as well as baby namings, graduations, and other opportunities to give thanks in the company of family and friends. The Richmond Torah Center Chabad Chabad offers Sponsorship of our Shabbos Kiddush in two formats, post-services "Refreshments" and a more formal "Sabbos Luncheon."
At the conclusion of Shabbath morning prayers, just after noon, the congregation gathers to say the blessing over the wine ("Kiddush"). The week's Sponsor has an opportunity to speak about the event for which they are sponsoring the Kiddush, and is welcome to say a few words about the Torah portion of that week, an upcoming Jewish holiday, or another Jewish topic. (The Rabbi or Rebbetzin will be glad to help the Sponsor prepare their remarks.)
The cost of a sponsoring a Kiddush is:
$400 for 30-40 people and includes either a meat course or choice of two fish dishes
(besides salads and cholent and cake)