Oneg Shabbat and Community

Oneg Shabbat means Delight of the Sabbath

We delight in good food and fellowship every Shabbat. At the end of our morning service we say the “motzi” and break bread and then everyone come into our fellowship hall, where we build relationships. Our Rabbi and others especially enjoy getting to know our guests during this relaxed time. We always insist that guests go first in line. Come and enjoy our hospitality!

During COVID-19, instead of weekly oneg, Beit Simcha will offer oneg for holidays with an emphasis on serving food safely. Our next special oneg is for Thanksgiving on November 21. Sign up here to volunteer as servers, setting up and tearing down or bringing food to share.

Beit Simcha also has havurah (fellowship) groups in homes, Bible studies via Zoom and Prayer Meeting via conference calls, to encourage building relationships, equipping and prayer in our community. Click here for details.

Oneg Shabbat” Congregational Cookbook

Oneg Shabbat 3Oneg Shabbat is a cookbook compiling our congregation’s favorite recipes,
some unusual, some traditional, all delicious!
All tried and true recipes. Come share in our delight!

Want a sample? Check out our potato latkes recipe!

Other recipes include:
Rebbitzin Pamela’s Challah
Appetizers: Broccoli or Artichoke Pie & Blintes,
Puree of Rasted Eggplant with Red Bell Pepper Cream and Pita Crisps
(contributed by a Master Chef, one of many soups),
Pastries: Pumpkin Pancakes and Buttermilk Scones,
Salads and sides: Orzo Salad, Tabouli and Bible Fruit Salad,
Vegetarian dishes: Thai Coconut Curry, Spinach Pie and Hunza Pie,
Meat entrees: Mediterranean Roasted Chicken,Tunisian Hamin, Broccoli Stuffed Tilapia Rolls, Armenian Spaghetti and Egyptian Fried Fish
Luscious desserts: Chocolate Mint Fondue and Pumpkin Mousse,
Jewish holiday specialities: Salmon Gefilte Fish,
Matzah Vegetable Lazagna, Passover Carrot Ring and Hamantaschen,
and much, much more!

Send an email to our cookbook editor if you’d to order our cookbook or give one as a gift for a friend (such a blessing, such a delight!): levyfamily @ embarqmail DOT com. Oneg Shabbat costs just $15.00 plus $3.50 shipping & handling. Make a check out to Beit Simcha for $18.50 and send it to:

Beit Simcha Cookbook
433 Little Brook Road
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Please include a note requesting a cookbook and tell us your:

Street Address
City, State, Zip
Phone #
Email address
Then we can make sure that you get Oneg Shabbat. A copy can also be brought to during oneg (though we do not handle financial transactions on Shabbat).

If you would like to contact our cookbook editor (feedback welcome, as are new recipes for the next edition!), feel free to send her email (see email address above).