Today is April 1, 2020 -
Bringing families together for traditional in-home Shabbat meals and Shabbat dinners at Beth El.
Our Shabbat Tables is back and stronger than ever as we come together as a community for a Shabbat experience. On three of the Fridays, we will be matching up families/couples/individuals to share traditional Shabbat meals in each others’ homes, as we have in the past. On the other Fridays, we will come together to share Shabbat dinner at Beth El.
Beth El will match people based on shared demographics/interests for Shabbat dinners. Please indicate your preferences. Other young families? Adults only? Variety of ages (recommended!)
Register to be a participant and if possible, a host. Being a host is definitely recommended, but not required. How many dinners you participate in, is entirely up to you.
For Shabbat Tables at homes, Beth El will provide the main course, side dishes, and dessert. As a host, all you have to do is pick up the food and set the table! Hosts are welcome to cook if they prefer, but will need to check if there are any food issues for their guests. Upon registering, guests will indicate if they require Beth El food, and will indicate any allergies or food concerns. This information will be shared with hosts. As a guest, you will be asked to bring one item to dinner: wine, juice; challah, salad or fruit.
For any of the dinners, hosts can invite families not registered in the program. We are always looking to expand the program, and encourage you to include others in the Jewish community! Shabbat Tables at Homes: If invited guests have not participated in a Shabbat Tables dinner in the past, there is no charge for their first meal. If they have participated in the past, the cost for one meal is $9/per person 6+.
For Shabbat Tables at Beth El, there will be a fun, community themed dinner after services. On November 22nd, we will have “Israeli Shabbat,” and on February 21st, the theme will be “Shabbat in Technicolor!” You won’t want to miss either of these nights!
New members to Beth El (within the last 6 months) are able to participate in the program at no charge! Shabbat dinners are a great way to get to know your new Beth El family!
For participation in the 2019/2020 program year, we are asking for a one-time program payment of $36 per individual, $54 per couple, and $72 per family. This is a ONE TIME PROGRAM cost and can include up to all five Shabbat Tables meals! You can select which dinners you want to attend.
Financial aid is available. Click here to inquire about financial aid.
If you have any questions about Our Shabbat Tables, contact program host Caryn Scheer.
Click here to register for Our Shabbat Tables. If you need assistance, please contact the synagogue office at 402-492-8550.