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Paying it Forward Shabbat Dinners

Fridays, Beginning October 12 | Various Times | Various Locations

Have a delicious Shabbat meal, build closer relationships, and help strengthen the BJ community all at the same time! Beginning on October 12, BJ members will be hosting a series of Pay-It-Forward-style Shabbat dinners in their homes.

What does this mean? Each dinner is open to BJ members from particular cohorts of the community; in signing up to attend, you are committing to host a Shabbat dinner of your own for other BJ members in the weeks or months ahead. You could host the same people who attended the first dinner, or invite an entirely new group from your own social circle at BJ. The choice is yours!

Not sure how to host a Shabbat meal? No problem. We’re rolling out a slew of workshops and online resources, including a complete Shabbat Dinner Hosting Guide.

Spaces are limited for this first round of dinners, so sign up below for the Paying it Forward Shabbat Dinner that’s right for you! This first round of these dinners is specifically targeted for:

  • Empty Nesters
  • 20s and 30s
  • Retired and Relocated in NYC
  • BJ Members in Harlem
  • Camp Ramah Families
  • Eisner/Crane Lake Camp Families
  • Multi-Faith Households
  • BJ Mindfulness Retreat Alumni
  • BJ Israel Trip Alumni

Additional Paying It Forward Shabbat Dinners will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Want to host your own Paying it Forward Shabbat Dinner? Email Kristen Kersey and we’ll help you get started.