Commune. Relax. Imbibe.

Welcoming Young Adults in the community and those visiting Tidewater to host and/or join a Shabbat dinner as part of a new series!


🕯🕯 Why Pop Up Shabbat?

Somewhere between the bustle of work, the endless scroll of tech and the varied voices that reach our ears on the daily, we all strive for that idyllic work-life balance. Thankfully, Shabbat provides that perfect respite.

Whether you're a host wanting to test a new recipe in a friendly environment, or a guest that is looking to meet new friends, join one of our upcoming Shabbat dinners and kick off the weekend among great company. We invite you to share, toast, taste, and schmooze with us.

Each Shabbat dinner will vary in the number of guests who can attend, as decided by the host. We will manage and update dinner availability, based on a first-come, first-served basis. A waitlist may be added for Shabbat dinners; a potential guest will be notified if a spot opens up for a dinner they are standing by for.




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Pop-Up Shabbat is bought to you by the Richard Glasser Family Foundation and the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.





Contact Elana McGovern, Director, Young Adult Division, at or (757) 965-6136.