WORSHIP WITH US

We welcome you to worship and learn with us at Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation.

We gather together weekly for Hebraic worship, Biblical teaching from the Hebrew perspective, Messianic Dance and caring fellowship.

We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Amnon & Rebbetzin Lynette Shor

SATURDAY SHABBAT SERVICES

Messianic Lifestyle Class - 2 PM
In the Oneg Hall
Shabbat Service - 4 PM
In the Sanctuary
Oneg after Shabbat Service
In the Oneg Hall

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MT OLIVE CHURCH
101 W Clinton Avenue
Fresno CA 93705

between Palm and Fruit Avenues
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CONTACT US

MAIL:
Bet Shalom Messianic Congregation
5132 N Palm Avenue PMB 101
Fresno, CA 93704

PHONE:
559-288-0330
EMAIL:
betshalom@betshalomfresno.org

ONEG – Delight of the Shabbat

PROTOCOL and ETIQUETTE

From time to time as people new to the Messianic movement join us, the question is asked “What is Oneg?” Oneg means “delight” and It’s a time we fellowship and eat a meal together in community as Shabbat draws to a close.

JOIN US FOR ONEG

Everyone is encouraged to bring a food dish to share for the family dinner and join us for Oneg!!! All first-time visitors are invited to sit at the Rabbi’s table.

PARTICIPATION

Bring a main dish and/or side dish or dessert ready to serve in portion sizes that is enough to feed at least eight people. Please bring in a dish labeled with your name or a disposable container. Serving utensils, plates, cups, napkins and cutlery are provided.

KINDS OF FOOD

At Bet Shalom we request that food items comply with Biblically clean food instructions (see section “Is It Kosher?”).

HOW WE DO IT

Upon arrival at the congregation, please deliver your food dish to the kitchen with instructions for refrigeration or warming. Make sure settings are specified for any crock pot items. There will be volunteers to assist you. It is important to bring ALL food to the kitchen prior to 3:50 PM. The kitchen will close at that time. Please clearly mark dishes for special dietary needs, i.e. allergies, spicy, etc.

IF YOU EAT AT ONEG, YOU CLEAN AT ONEG!

Make sure to collect your labeled dishes at the end of Oneg time. We ask that everyone take part in cleaning up after the family dinner. When we all work together, the room gets clean in a jiffy!

COURTESY

Mattityahu (Matthew) 7:12—”Always treat others as you would like them to treat you”

  • We honor our first time guests by allowing them to be first served in the buffet line.
  • Then, parents with children. Parents please help serve your children to ensure that they get something they like and in the portion size that they are able to eat.
  • When serving yourself, please remember that there are those behind you and serve yourself with reasonable portions.
  • EVERYONE — please wait to have “seconds” until everyone has been served once.

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND EASY

The point of the Oneg is not fancy food — it’s delighting in the Shabbat through fellowship. Don’t feel like you have to work on the Shabbat to prepare some fantastic meal. We encourage you to prepare your simple dishes before Shabbat so that you can have a restful day! Need ideas for simple dishes? Just ask! If you like to search the web, www.foodnetwork.com is a great resource.

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND EASY

The point of Oneg is not fancy food — it’s delighting in the Shabbat through fellowship. Don’t feel like you have to work on the Shabbat to prepare some fantastic meal. We encourage you to prepare your simple dishes before Shabbat so that you can have a restful day! Need ideas for simple dishes? Just ask! If you like to search the web, www.foodnetwork.com, Pinterest, or www.thenosher.com are great resources. During the Biblical holidays, all are encouraged to try a new holiday recipe to share.

IS IT “KOSHER”?

Kosher means suitable to eat. At congregational functions, we follow the Biblical instructions concerning food found in Vayikra (Leviticus) 11 and D’varim (Deuteronomy) 14:3—21. This means we do not serve pork in any form (including things cooked with lard), shellfish, fish with no scales and fins (i.e. catfish or swordfish), or flightless birds (i.e. emu or ostrich). However, in our congregation we do serve meat and dairy dishes in the same meal as Avraham (Abraham) served dairy and meat to the visitors in B’resheet (Genesis) 18:1-8.

We avoid the use of products containing pork-based gelatin. Kosher gelatin products, such as marshmallows, will be labeled as being made with beef-based or fish-based and can be purchased locally or on-line. Check kosher sections of your local grocery store or Trader Joe’s.

If you have any questions about the “kosherness” of something you are bringing, have brought, or that is on the Oneg table, please ask!