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Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

What? You haven’t been invited to a “Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas” dinner yet?   Well, pick up the phone and host your own!

Please contact co-chairs Maureen Shacter or Mary Ann Marger through the CBI office to learn more – and to participate.

Just two more dates are set aside on the synagogue’s calendar this year for these very special gatherings:  May 12, June 2

Choose one, (let us know and we make it easy for you — we even provide an invitation for you to use), invite folks from your CBI directory who have never been to your home, plan your menu and get cooking!

The goals of the program, which exists in numerous Conservative synagogues throughout the country, are:

  1. to strengthen our fellowship within our CBI community;
  2. to strengthen our faith as we join others, through ritual and dinner in the blessings and bounty of our most important holiday.

You will also want to have these minimal accoutrements on hand to separate the Sabbath from the rest of the week:

  1. candles (at least 2)
  2. kosher wine for Kiddush
  3. challot (2) for Motzi
  4. blessings for each

Jo-El’s kosher delicatessen in St. Petersburg has graciously offered a bogo on challot (buy one, get one free) to participating hosts, in keeping with the tradition from Exodus in which God provided a double portion of manna to be gathered before the day of rest.

Anyone who would like to honor their hosts or the program may contribute to a fund to purchase additional benchers for home use.

Maureen Shacter maintains a spreadsheet of all congregants and can tell you who has already been asked, as well as suggest additional names if you wish.


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