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		                            <span class="slider_description">Are you the Host/ess with the mostess or the best of guests?! Join our home Shabbes Dinners!</span>

Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbes Dinner?  You are!

Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbes Dinner? is a program to host and be hosted for Shabbes Dinner.  Our goal is to connect our community through Shabbes dinners in people’s homes. 

How to Get Started:

Do you want to host?

FAQ's below


Do you want to be hosted?

FAQ's below


How it works!

What does a host need to do?

1)   Fill out the form with information about hosting. 

2)   Contact the family that you have invited or are matched with to give them your address and set a time for dinner.

3)   Work out any dietary issues, if there are any.

4)   Cook dinner!

5)   Take a picture of everyone who is attending and send it to Rav Sela and Danielle.

6)   Light Shabbat candles with the blessing.

7)   Lead Kiddush and Hamotzi.

8)   Enjoy dinner!

What does a host receive?

1)   The first time you host you will receive a reusable tote bag with a bottle of grape juice, a challah, two candles, a booklet of Shabbat blessings, and a card with conversation starters.

2)   New friends!


1)   Does a host need to keep kosher?  No.  If you do not keep kosher, you will be paired with guests who also do not keep kosher.  But we do ask that you not serve anything explicitly not kosher (pork, shellfish, or combine milk and meat).

2)   Does a guest need to reciprocate by inviting their hosts to Shabbes dinner at their home?  No.  However, if you would like to reciprocate you can, or we suggest that you “pay it forward” and invite a different family to your home.

3)   Can a host invite over someone they already know?  Yes!  Hosting someone for Shabbes dinner, whether you know them or not, is a mitzvah.  And we encourage you to host someone new as well.

4)   Does a guest have to bring something to dinner?  No.  You can always ask your host if you can bring something.  And, a small gift for the host is a wonderful gesture.  A bottle of wine, a dessert, etc. are perfect.

Thu, July 18 2024 12 Tammuz 5784