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Share Shabbat Dinner

For more information contact

Susan Strouse
Cara Weissman 

shareshabbatdinner@bethelyardley.org 

Share Shabbat Dinners are times when congregants open up their homes to host other Beth El families for a Shabbat dinner. (See testimonials below)

  • The host family prepares the main entree (vegetarian/dairy dinner) while their guests bring agreed upon accompaniments.
  •  The Share Shabbat committee members assign guests to hosts, making an effort to introduce Beth El families/couples to each other. This helps to create a better sense of community for all members.
  •  Become a host or come as a guest.

We hope you will join us and be part of this wonderful experience! 

Here's why you should join us...

We had the pleasure of attending the home of Linda and Ken Greenberg for Share Shabbat.  It was so much fun!  Linda and Ken were gracious hosts; they followed Shabbat traditions, and Linda's a marvelous cook.  We met two other couples who added to the enjoyment: Lisa and Gary Erwin, and Joan and Barry Kritz.  Each of the guests contributed a delicious part of the dinner.  (As a matter of fact, Gary brought two of his extraordinary homemade challahs!)  Marc and I joined Beth El just before the Holidays.  We've been blessed to be able to participate in quite a few activities, but the Share Shabbat was the most enriching of all!

  -Sherri Twer and Marc Fishbein

 Just a quick note to let you know how much Gary and I enjoyed getting together with fellow Beth El members to share a memorable Shabbat dinner. Linda and Ken (and of course, Abigail!) were such gracious hosts, and as new members to the congregation, we felt like we were getting together with old friends. We look forward to participating and hosting in the future.

  -Lisa and Gary Erwin

The Virtual Share Shabbat Dinner was a lovely, relaxing evening. A nice way to get acquainted re-acquainted with other members of our Beth El Community.

 -Helene Geiger

It was so great to enjoy Shabbat dinner with friends in the midst of COVID-19 –and from 1000 miles away! Wonderful company and conversation. We are grateful to Cara and Susan for arranging it, and can’t wait to do it again!

-Marcia & Harry Kratz

Virtual Share Shabbat is helping usher in a new era of Shabbat. It is more about meaningful connections then regular traditions. Shabbat can be for everyone!  We look forward to the next Virtual Share Shabbat Dinner!


  -Rachael & Rich Oring

Meeting in someone's home to “Share Shabbat” with fellow congregants has always been one of our favorite Beth El events. It's been a great opportunity to both celebrate Shabbat and schmooze with some people we may otherwise have never met. The wonderful people who have been running this program have managed to transition it successfully to Zoom. We participated last month and plan to attend again because it's definitely a way to remain connected with our Beth El community whom we truly miss.

- Charlotte & Harold Denenberg

Wed, February 1 2023 10 Shevat 5783