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Shabbat Across Campus

Invite friends over and host your very own Shabbat Dinner!

Take part in Shabbat Across Campus on February 22nd by hosting a meal for your friends, for strangers, or for a combination of both! Note that information for guests is below.

If you are interested in hosting, please read all the following info carefully. The sign-up form is at the bottom.

Here are the details you need to know to be a host:

Hillel will provide all hosts:
-Challah
-Grape Juice
-Plates
-Silverware
-Cups
-Napkins
-Candles & Matches
-A Prayer/Ritual Guide

Food: Hosts have two options:
(1) Picking up Shabbat food from Hillel. Hillel will order the food ahead of time and contact you about when to pick it up, plus give you instructions for heating it up at home. This will include a chicken dish, a vegetable dish, and a starch. If you want to augment your meal by making/buying soup, salad, dessert, or something else, you are welcome to do so! Hillel will not reimburse those costs, but we encourage you want to do whatever to make your meal special.
(2) Making/buying your own food and getting reimbursed for up to $7 per person. You will have to provide the receipt and list of guests in order to be reimbursed. Please note that Hillel will NOT reimburse any alcohol even if all guests are 21+

How does it work?
We want you to invite your friends to your Shabbat dinner! You’re the host, so you should create the guest list. That being said, some students may be looking for a place to go for Shabbat dinner, and meeting new friends can be an exciting Shabbat dinner experience! Thus there are two options for guests as well:
(1) Host a closed Shabbat dinner. This means you will fill your own Shabbat dinner table with guests, and would rather not have other guests placed at your dinner.
(2) Host an open Shabbat dinner. This means that while you can invite some of your own guests, you also are willing host some guests who are looking for a place for dinner. This is a great way to meet new people 🙂

Interested, but not sure you’re comfortable hosting?
Don’t worry, we will help make this as easy and fun as possible for you! Apply anyway, and the Hillel staff will reach out to help you figure out what exactly you want to do and help you make it happen.

Info for Guests:

All guests will need to fill out this form by noon on February 20th to let us know whose meal you are attending and inform us of any dietary restrictions. Hosts, you are welcome to fill out that form for your guests if that will simplify the process for you – just make sure you have the right info!

Deadlines:
The final day to register to host and get food from Hillel is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th. If you haven’t registered by then, we will not be able to provide you food.
The final day to register to host and prepare/order your own meal is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th. If you register later than this, Hillel cannot reimburse your costs.
ALL GUESTS must be registered by noon on February 20th. If you aren’t registered by then, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you. Sorry!

Click here to sign up to host!