Shabbat B'yachad

Through the BJF’s YBIB program, young Jewish professionals have the opportunity to meet each other through fun social events, community service opportunities, and cultural experiences.

Under the direction of BJF Staff Sarah Weinberger, “Shabbat Around Birmingham” would be scheduled for four specified Friday evenings in 2022. Each designated Friday, YBIB will offer stipends of $118.00 to 6 YBIB participants who will commit to hosting a Shabbat dinner for a minimum of 6 people including themselves.  To receive the stipend, they must consent to and complete the following:

  • Send a picture of their gathering to YBIB that will be used on social media and in publicity.
  • Agree to submit a follow-up summary email including thoughts and feelings about the Shabbat experience – including an “AHA” moment from the experience. 
  • Confirm the names and number of attendees at the Shabbat dinner.

In addition, each host would receive a Shabbat B’Yachad branded goody bag which would include Shabbat themed items such as candles, challah, grape juice and possibly a Shabbat “conversation starters” game.

Interested in Hosting?

Sign up to host below. You will be contacted by Sarah Weinberger to get your shabbat set up. We are currently taking hosts for February.

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