- a informal, festive gathering Friday night involving food, casual Torah study, Jewish songs, etc.
- "The Jewish camp counselors knew to expect sweet treats at the staff oneg late Friday night after they put the campers to bed."
Languages of Origin
עונג 'lit. pleasure, delight' (short for עונג שבת, joy of the Sabbath)
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Most religious Jews use this term to refer to a Friday night gathering, but among Reform Jews it can be used interchangeably with 'kiddush'.
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