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If you're celebrating a simcha, honoring a friend or family member, or planning a memorial repast, you'll want to consult MDSC's kiddush planners. They will expertly arrange for your Kiddush and Seudah needs, and will help you choose an appropriate menu.

Each week, members and friends take part in the kiddush that follows the Shabbat morning service. Average attendance is 120 people. If you are planning to invite a significant number of guests, let us know; adjustments can be made.

We are proud of our reputation for extraordinary Middle Eastern buffets, and especially for home-made hallowiyaat (sweet deserts) in their many and varied forms. We take pride also in the lively conversations that members enjoy along with their meal.

Our Sephardic presentations are not merely savory -- they are legendary (ask about our unparalleled dafina!). See below for our Kiddush and Seudah menus and our price list. If you’d like to sponsor a meal, our Sisterhood President, Naomi Elimelech will be delighted to answer your questions and provide menu and presentation ideas. 

To download a PDF version of our menu click here. For non-member pricing please contact Andrea at the office 301-770-6818 or at

Kiddush Opportunities


TAMAR - Basic Sponsored Kiddush: Includes eight basic items (example: tuna, egg salad, green salad, potato chips, tortilla chips, salsa, pickles, cole slaw, olives, hummus, grapes, sliced cake, cookies) bread, coffee, tea, soda, paper goods, staff and tips. Serves 100 people. Price: $485.

GEFEN - Upgraded Basic Sponsored Kiddush: Includes four basic items (example; tuna, egg salad, green salad, potato chips, tortilla chips, salsa, pickles, cole slaw, olives, hummus) one protein, 1 special salad, two kinds of fruit, two small dessert platters with at least two kinds of desserts, bread, coffee, tea, soda, paper goods, staff and tips. Serves 125 people. Price: $885.

RIMON - Premium A la Carte Kiddush: Includes two pots of dafina (a specialty of MDSC cooks), one protein, two special salads, one green salad, tuna salad, one side, bread, hummus, chips, two fruit platters, three dessert trays/platters with at least four kinds of desserts, coffee, tea, soda, paper goods, tips and staff. Serves 125 people. Price: $1,570.


Proteins: Chicken with olives, chicken with prunes, roasted chicken with herbs, ground turkey meatballs, ground tilipia patties in Moroccan sauce.

Sides: Vegetables- peas and mushrooms, roasted root vegetables, Asian brussels sprouts, roasted baby potatoes with herbs, Moroccan chickpeas split pea soup, lentil soup, butternut squash soup, corn soup, Moroccan soup- lentil, chickpea and noodle soup, orzo pasta, rice, couscous with dried fruits, Moroccan noodles, Asian soba noodles.

Salads: Beet salad, carrot salad, babaganoush (eggplant and tahini salad), celery and cranberry salad, Asian coleslaw, broccoli and cabbage slaw, zucchini and tahini salad -- and many more to choose from.

Looking for a unique way to observe a simcha?

We can supply an Israeli style brunch. Or how about a Middle Eastern sit-down? Or Asian-inspired buffet? For more ideas and prices, contact Naomi Elimelech at


Seudah Shlisheet is the third meal, customarily eaten on the evening of Shabbat. Frequently, members will sponsor a Seudah to honor someone they admire, or in memory of a loved one. The menu may include meat or fish. A detailed menu is available upon request. Seudah Shelisheet is a flat fee of $175 per sponsor.

NOTE: Events use of the synagogue kitchen may be made only when a mashgiach is present. The mashgiach must be approved by the Rabbi/Vaad. There are no exceptions to this rule. If the kitchen is rented for a private event, the synagogue will aid with engaging the proper authority, but the fee for this supervision is paid directly to the mashgiach by the event host.

Wed, January 19 2022 17 Shevat 5782