Reserve a Date to Host a Shabbat at Your Home

Dear Prospective Host,

The first step of having an in home Shabbat event with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble and Rabbi Gartenberg is to reserve a date for one of the following

  • A Friday evening Shabbat meal.
  • A Shabbat early afternoon lunch
  • A Shabbat late afternoon, early evening meal and Havdallah (timing varies by the season since Havdallah can only be done at nightfall)

We can also come to your home for special festival gatherings such as one of the days of Hanukkah, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot. If there is interest we can do a special event like a Rosh Hodesh (new moon) gathering. Please contact Rabbi Gartenberg at 206 257-1996 or email him at to reserve one of these festival dates.

Once you reserve a date, we will get a notice. We will call you within a week to confirm the date and discuss with you how your event can unfold.

Please read the How do Shabbat Hosting Partnerships Work to get an idea of the range of choices for how your Shabbat event can unfold. We try to personalize each event according to our hosts’ preferences. We look forward to creating a beautiful Shabbat hospitality event in your home.

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg