Hosting a meal at your home or helping us host one for the community is one of the most wonderful ways that you can help us build community- and get people fed. Here are the three most important things you can do:

Host a Friday night dinner
If you have spots at your table for someone new to the minyan or someone who has no dinner plans on Shabbat evening, let our meal matchers know at meals@missionminyan.org. They organize a list of meals, make informal connections between people at services, and more formal matches every Friday night. It helps them a lot to know if you're open for guests. When you write, be sure to include important details like:

My cooking is vegetarian / vegan / kosher
My home is not kosher / kosher (and how strictly)
My place is located at
I have room for ____ new guests

Host or cosponsor a Shabbat lunch
We arrange for communal meals once a month at Shabbat morning services, and otherwise try to connect people with each other for home hospitality for lunch. If you would like to provide or sponsor our communal meal, get in touch with Jon at shabboslunch@missionminyan.org.

Sponsor or provide a Friday night kiddush
Get in touch with Naomi at kiddush@missionminyan.org if you'd like to provide a kiddush in honor of something or someone (we'll announce the occasion).

The kiddush sponsor is responsible for buying the food and wine for kiddush. The sponsor must deliver the food and wine to the black trunk in the MM closet on the 4th floor of the Women's Building before Shabbat starts. If Shabbat comes if before davening starts, you will need to coordinate with the WB liaison in advance so that we can let the WB know when you will stop by to drop everything off. Thus, in the winter time, you make need to drop off the food as early as before 4:30 p.m.

All kiddush food must be hechser-kosher dairy/pareve. If you're not sure what this means, drop us a note and we'll be happy to go through it personally with you!

  • Home-cooked food is not allowed.
  • Wine must be hechsher-kosher.
  • Fresh fruit and vegatables should be washed, but they do not require a hechsher

The sponsor is not in charge of set-up or clean up. The gabbai is responsible for making sure the food arrives on time and is kosher.