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Building Community with Friday Evening Shabbat Dinners

If you would like to host a Shabbat dinner on a Friday night that CY is not offering a Shabbat Service please contact Leah Kushner, Membership Chair, at

If you are interested in attending one of the following Shabbat Dinners please let me know by email.

Space is filling up fast for the following Shabbats. if you are interested please contact me.

Friday September 25th

Rose Ashford will host Shabbat in her home in South Aptos. Rose has 2 cats. This is a vegan/vegetarian meal for 6-8. Wine or a dish is welcome but not required. Please RSVP.

Friday December 18th

Ivan Rosenblum and Mary Fran will host a Shabbat in their Santa Cruz home. They would like to host a soup(s), salad, Challah and dessert meal. They will provide 3 kinds of soup, Challah and drinks. They would like guests to bring salad and dessert. They are inviting 3 couples (preferably without children). Please RSVP.

We are looking for people who would like to host the following dates:

  • October 23, 2015

  • October 30, 2015

  • November 20, 2015

  • January 22, 2016

  • January 29, 2016

Please let me know:

a) the date, time, and number of people you would like to host;

b) will you be providing the food/drink or is this a potluck and how would you like to organize it, food and menu restrictions. Please note: this is up to the host.

c) any other helpful information (for example, other families with children, people with certain similar interests, accessibility such as pets, stairs, etc.)

d) would like some help and support (such as learning the blessing over candles, where you can find challah, etc.).

e) directions and details needed to your home.


Leah Kushner

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