EPDC's Shabbat Clusters
Registration for Fall 2013 Clusters is Now CLOSED
*don't forget to check out the FAQ registering
Interested in joining a community for Shabbat but don't have a place to go? Want to meet new people? Or do you really just like Jews and/or food?
EntryPointDC is once again organizing Shabbat Clusters this spring. Shabbat Clusters are like our regular clusters in that they are peer-led, but they are smaller and specifically for Shabbat meals. In the past seven years, over 2,750 people have participated in a Shabbat Cluster.
How They Work:
Members of the EPDC community will apply and be organized into groups of 8-12 people based on age, location, level of kashrut, and a couple other factors. After a big kick-off dinner at the DCJCC, cluster members will be responsible for hosting monthly pot-luck Shabbat meals. Clusters typically last about 6 months. A new round of Shabbat Clusters will start in the spring.
Thanks to the generosity of of The Exelbert and Salzberg Family Endowment for EntryPointDC Shabbat Clusters, EntryPointDC will be hosting a Kickoff Shabbat Dinner on October 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the DCJCC.
NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation offers grants, tools, and resources to Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni to host Shabbat dinners at their homes. Cluster dinners qualify for these grants. Visit the NEXT Shabbat website or see their Facebook page for more details, and contact EPDC with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What does it cost me?
A: Registering for Shabbat Clusters is FREE for you, as is the Kickoff Dinner. You must work out the cost of Shabbat meals with your group. NEXT offers grants to Birthright Israel alumni.
Q: Can I sign up for my friend/partner/spouse?
A: NO! Each individual person must have a separate registration form.
Q: Can I be placed in a cluster with my friends?
A: I'd love to put you in a cluster with your friend. There is a section in the registration form to request this; both of you must fill this out in order for me to consider the request and I will do my best to fulfill it.
Q: When does registration close?
A: Registration is over on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2013.
Q: Oops! It's a day after the deadline and I forgot to sign up! Can I still be in a cluster?
A: I'm sorry, but if the deadline has passed you are too late. The deadline ensures I will have enough time to organize the groups before the Kickoff Dinner.
Registration for Fall 2013 Shabbat Clusters Is Now CLOSED