Hosted Shabbat Dinners
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Participating congregations, community organizations and Private Homes
Having a beautiful Shabbat could be the experience that turns, acquaintances into friends, friends into family and keeps families together even in hard times.
Enjoy the tradition of a Shabbat Dinner with family as well as new and old friends. Shabbat is ushered in by lighting candles and reciting a blessing. The evening dinner that typically begins with Kiddish (blessing over wine) and a blessing recited over two loaves of challah followed by a festive meal. Singing is an optional tradition at Shabbat meals.
Shabbat San Diego will match guests with host families at private homes as well as encourage others, in conjunction with local congregations and organizations, to participate in communal Shabbat dinners at participating synagogues and community venues.
Those preferring Private Home Dinners with family and friends are encouraged to register and receive Shabbat San Diego materials and be an active participant in the International Unity Shabbat.
Private Shabbat Dinners
Friday, October 27th, 2017
For those who prefer a Shabbat Dinner with family and friends in the privacy of their own home
Shabbat San Diego will, upon request and registration, provide you with Shabbat San Diego materials to assist your enjoyment of the Shabbat experience and be an active participant in the International Unity Shabbat. Our transliterated Shabbat brochure offers prayers, songs, Shabbat thoughts and other information. Make this a start of a tradition.
Bringing the Tranquility of Shabbat into 100 Homes
A program to have 100 Shabbat dinners on October 27th at private homes in North County
Shabbat San Diego, to encourage this and to support this commitment to unifying our North County Coastal region by celebrating a simultaneous Shabbat San Diego, will offer the following: Sign-up on website and be provided online “How to Conduct a Shabbat Meal” materials which will include a format for Friday night, Shabbat lunch, or afternoon gathering, study materials, singing format, suggested ‘Jewish board games’, etc. There will be giveaways, flower vases for your table, matches to help you light your candles, etc.Each host family will be sent a brief questionnaire to be returned within 7 days of their Shabbat San Diego experience.
Home Shabbat Dinners with new Friends
The most cherished moments often occur when friends and family gather around the table and enjoy a wonderful meal together. Shabbat Can Do That. When you sign in to www.ShabbatSanDiego.org to host a Shabbat meal for family and friends, we’ll provide you with beautifully created material for all to say Kiddush and raise your spirits with songs specially designed for Shabbat.
All are welcome to participate!
PLEASE REGISTER ALL ATTENDEES AT YOUR SHABBAT DINNER SO EVERYONE CAN BE COUNTED AND INCLUDED IN THE SHABBAT SAN DIEGO EXPERIENCE AND THE GLOBAL SHABBOS PROJECT
REQUEST OF A TWELVE YEAR OLD ON HER BAT MITZVAH
The first woman to harness spiritual light was Sarah,
as in Sara and Abraham, the first Jews.
Her Shabbat candles, they say, burned straight through from Shabbat to Shabbat.
All week long, they made everything in her home shine; everything they ate, everything they owned, everything they did.
She passed that power on to her
great-granddaughters for all generations.
So when one Jewish girl lights a single candle
just before sunset on Friday, saying a blessing and
a little prayer, she’s not alone.
She’s lighting together with Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah
and all the Jewish mothers and daughters
for hundreds of generations
With the flicker of a million flames
each and every Friday night,
we can bring light to some of the darkest places on earth and usher peace throughout the world.
Please join me in this important Mitzvah.
Together we can light up our world.