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Congregation Agudas Achim, a Conservative synagogue, has established kitchen and facilities usage standards, guidelines and policies for all who will be using our facilities. The observance of Kashrut, Shabbat and Holy Days are the basic tenets of Conservative Judaism. We therefore maintain kosher meat and kosher dairy kitchens and observe Shabbat / Holy Days in keeping with these principles. The Guidelines for Use of CAA Kitchen and Facilities are prepared in order to facilitate food preparation in the kitchen and the planning of events in the facilities of CAA on Shabbat and Holy Days.
You may choose to use CAA staff or choose your own caterer. Because of the requirements to maintain a kosher kitchen at CAA we have included a list of Approved Caterers who have gone through our certification for use of our kitchen. If your caterer is not on our list please contact our Event Coordinator to see what may be done to certify your caterer. You may also use the facilities of CAA to hold your own private function such as Shabbat dinner or B’Nai Mitzvah evening reception after Shabbat. You will need to read and sign the Building Usage and Reservation Agreement. Please contact the Event Coordinator about 3 months prior to your event to discuss space availability.
At Congregation Agudas Achim, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an event shared by the entire community. Parents or other family members customarily host a Kiddush luncheon after the Shabbat Morning Service. In the spirit of sharing simchas with the community, all members of the congregation and guests are invited to the Kiddush Luncheon. Please see our Kiddush Luncheon Pricelist.
Some families choose to host a Friday night dinner at CAA for their out-of-town guests and family. Please contact the Event Coordinator about 3 months prior to your event to discuss space availability. Please see our Shabbat Dinner Pricelist.
Guidelines for Usage of CAA Kitchen and Facilities, click here.
Breakfast Menu, click here.
Luncheon Menu, click here.
Shabbat Dinner Menu, click here.
CAA Event Planning Form, click here.
CAA Event Room Request and Setup Form, click here.
CAA Approved Caterers, click here.
*All photos courtesy of David Finkel Photography, Ken Nordhauser Photography, and Ginny B Photography