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Congregation Rodef Shalom Potluck Meal Policy

We recognize that potluck meals provide a unique opportunity for members and friends of Rodef Shalom to gather and celebrate Shabbat and holidays with festive joy.  We also recognize that members of our community maintain different levels of Kashrut in their homes.  In an effort to enable our community to eat comfortably, the following guidelines have been established for our potluck community gatherings:

  • All food must be dairy, parve, or vegetarian. No meat, shellfish, or non-kosher fish can be brought into the synagogue or served at a shul potluck at any time.  
  • Please cook with fresh ingredients and products that have a heksher and/or are completely vegan or vegetarian by ingredients.
  • If you are cooking with cheese, please make sure the cheese either has a heksher or contains vegetarian/ microbial rennet and/or enzymes.
  • Please bring an index card with your dish, listing all ingredients and your name. (This is for allergy awareness as much as Kashrut.)
  • In addition to your dish, please bring a serving utensil.  Please remove your dish, utensil and any leftover food at the end of the meal. 
  • Potluck meals in our Rodef Shalom building normally occur in the lobby or education wing of Rodef Shalom. Potluck Meals may also occur in the social hall in extenuating circumstances, with the Rabbi's express permission. A staff member must be in attendance during all potluck meals at the synagogue.
  • The kitchen may not be used during potluck meals and the doors must remain locked.

If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Kobrin.

Adopted by the Ritual Committee on December 15, 2019

Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784