We are so excited to celebrate our 21st year of Shabbat Clusters!
What are Shabbat Clusters?
Shabbat Clusters are curated small groups of young adults ages 22-45 that come together to celebrate Shabbat. Groups are formed based on neighborhood and age and sometimes interests and observance levels. Groups are for everyone – singles or couples.
You do not need to attend all Shabbat Cluster dinners to be able to participate in the program.
Register by September 5* after this deadline we accept rolling applications until all groups are full
Suggested Dates & Themes: Friday dinner or Saturday morning/afternoon
*Your group will decide on best dates for everyone
Shabbat Cluster Kick-Off (optional) – Friday, September 17
Here is where you’ll meet your Shabbat Cluster group in the parking lot outside the EDCJCC! We’ll have a table for your cluster to meet plus decorations and live music. We will provide the challah, juice, and desert, you bring your own dinner!
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #1 – Friday, October 15
Suggested Theme: Fall Fiesta Shabbat
Celebrate by hosting a potluck featuring your favorite fall dishes, this first dinner will be hosted by your coodinator or co-coordinators.
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #2 – Friday, November 19
Suggested Theme: Friendsgiving
Make your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes and share what you are thankful for this year.
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #3 – Friday, December 17
Suggested Theme: Hanukkah & Winter Holidays
Gather for a latke or donut contest, bring your favorite menorah for a candle lighting and share how you bring light to the world!
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #4 – Friday, January 21
Suggested Theme: Cozy Shabbat
Bring your favorite comfort food for warming up, maybe try a soup swap!
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #5 – Friday, February 18
Suggested Theme: Jews Around the World
Learn about different Jewish communities and share your favorite recipes
Shabbat Cluster Dinner #6 – Friday, March 18
Suggested Theme: Purim Masquerade
Make some Shushan punch and play some games like Cards Against Humanity, Mafia, or Clue where you can “unmask” more about yourself or characters .
Other group opportunities to connect:
September 30 – Sukkah City/ Jewish Walking Tour & Happy Hour
October 8 – 5 Senses & Silent Disco Shabbat in the JCC Parking Lot
November 21 – Everything But the Turkey Volunteering Event