Shabbat Dinners

SHABBAT DINNERS

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. 
The unique blend of community, spirituality, food, friends and the beauty of Shabbat are something we experience through Shabbat meals. Regardless of one’s religious identification, Shabbat San Diego will deliver a positive, enriched and meaningful Jewish experience through our meal program. This year, under the leadership of Ilana Gold and Shiri Covalin, Shabbat meals have been organized through synagogues, community organizations, private homes and local  secular organizations. Wherever you decide to savor the mindful magic that a Shabbat meal offers over Shabbat San Diego weekend, keep in mind that a captivating Shabbat meal could be the pivotal event in your spiritual life.

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.

Create a Table

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.

LeeAnne