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Homing Shabbat Innovation

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Host Instructions

  • This guide is intended to be served on Shabbat
  • The language used for participants is guests. This is intentional. The deep questions asked assumes that the host is a friend and that the participants trust the Host and are treated as guests in their home.
  • Likewise, the language used for the person leading the Shabbat is host rather than facilitator or leader. Yes, you are to guide the conversation but you should be as much a part of the conversation as you are guiding it.
  • The conversations intended are intense and deep. It is up to the host to ensure that the atmosphere is casual but safe and encouraging towards participation.
  • Questions posed are a suggestion. Not all questions need to be asked, nor do each set of questions need to be asked. However, the questions set with the main are connected to the theme.
  • The host should encourage guests to open up facilitation and ask questions to the group as well.
  • There are no time limits for conversation once the Shabbat dinner begins. Conversation should flow freely and not be impeded by time limits. Likewise, If there is silence after a question, that is okay. Some of these texts and questions may take time to process and it’s okay to embrace this silence.
  • Not all conversation should be centered on the guide. It is ok to veer off-topic. This dinner should be as social as it is educational and introspective.

Rosh Hashanah Packages

A TU Hillel Tradition

With just weeks until the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, and just over one month until Rosh Hashanah 5784 it’s the perfect time to order your Towson University Hillel Rosh Hashanah Package(s)

These packages are a great way to share the love with student(s), friends, family, and neighbors, all while supporting TU Hillel!

NEW for 5784!

Support older adults in need in our community through TU Hillel’s partnership with Jewish Community Services (JCS) by purchasing a Rosh Hashanah Package!

Packages gifted to local adult clients of JCS will bring great joy and sweetness to them during the holiday; as many of them are isolated and without family nearby.