ONEG SHABBAT began as a Bat Mitzvah project in 1998 to provide Shabbat and Holiday food to those in community who are unable to provide for themselves. What began as a small organization feeding a handful of people, today feeds over 100 families every week and on the Jewish holidays.
In cooperation with local establishments, meals are prepared and delivered in a respectful manner which insures the dignity and privacy of those we serve. ONEG SHABBAT recipients can choose between receiving prepared meals delivered to their home, or a credit to shop in local stores. This ensures the recipients’ anonymity, allowing them to be treated in the same manner as are other customers.
Our referrals come from many different sources, including community rabbis and lay leaders. With the exception of a professional social worker who maintains contact with our recipients to help direct them to other available social services, ONEG SHABBAT is run entirely by volunteers with minimal overhead and no paid employees. All of the money collected goes directly to pay for the meals and services that we provide.
ONEG SHABBAT runs several fundraisers each year, including before the High Holidays and Passover, as well as an annual Family Fun Day Carnival, now in its 17th year. In addition, in 2019, we sponsored a Shabbat fundraising dinner with over 200 participants, which we now hope to run every year.
During the holiday season, ONEG SHABBAT runs extra drives and, with the help of local Yeshivot, makes festive packages for each holiday. Packages are then delivered to our recipients in the same respectful manner that our Shabbat and holiday meals are delivered. ONEG SHABBAT is always mindful of the sensitivity and privacy of our recipients and all of our programming and services are provided in that manner.
Please consider getting involved with ONEG SHABBAT through donating, volunteering and attending ONEG SHABBAT events. We are certain that you will find it to be a rewarding experience.
Donate Online Now or Mail Checks to: Oneg Shabbat of the West Side 650 West End Avenue, Suite 2A New York, NY 10025
ONEG SHABBAT FUNDRAISING DINNER Comedic Entertainment by Eli Lebowicz & cuisine by Izzy's Smokehouse FRI, JANUARY 11, 2019 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST PM (EST) New York, NY | The Jewish Center Buy Tickets
SEND-A-CARD Thank You / Gift Cards
DO A MITZVAH WHILE THANKING YOUR HOSTS
These lovely gift cards are intended to be given in-lieu of or in addition to another gift when sharing a meal with friends or family as a way of reaching out to those less fortunate while we enjoy each others company. The gift of a meal makes a meaningful gesture for both you and your hosts. At checkout, please add each friend or family member in the Notes field.
Thank you for your participation in this vital and important project. All funds go directly to our recipients.
Honor those you love with a thank you card to support the undertakings of ONEG Shabbat.