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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.

Passover

The Hebrew month of Nisan is approaching fast, and another holiday is on its way.
So, don’t “Pass over” the opportunity to order Pesach packages, by TU Hillel, today!

Filled with many unleavened items to celebrate this holiday’s nights and days, 
The practical, tasty, and fun/funny contents will help the recipient enjoy in many ways!

From Haggadah to Seder plate, and traditional foods as well, including matzoh, to enjoy and eat,
Asking the 4 questions and retelling the story of the Israelites exodus from Egypt will feel fulfilling, enjoyable, and complete! 

Click the link below to purchase your Passover packages today. 
The ordering deadline is Wednesday, March 23rd so please make sure not to delay!

Click the link below to purchase your Passover packages today. 
The ordering deadline is Wednesday, March 23rd so please make sure not to delay!

Not actual contents of gift package.