Shabbat and Holidays


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OneTable helps make Friday night dinner prep a breeze! This means people that are post-college/pre-family can take advantage of OneTable's Shabbat resources to host Friday night dinner or be a guest at one, too.

The OneTable website is a lot like Airbnb for Shabbat dinner. You can post a dinner, or sign up to attend one any week of the year. Keep your dinner private, semi-private, or make it totally public. Here's how it works: dinner hosts get a $15 credit per person (up to $150 per dinner) redeemed online for groceries or dinner delivery. Head over here to get started. 

If you want to bounce around some new ideas or have any questions about food prep, drink, or ritual, feel free to dial a OneTable Shabbat coach through the OneTable website.

YLD's Shabbat Dinner

Celebrate Shabbat with an evening of friends, good food, and schmoozing. Join YLD at Milt's BBQ for the Perplexed (3411 N Broadway St.) on June 9th from 8-10pm for a delicious kosher meal and wine. Check out the Facebook event here.

Register here!

Shavuot Holiday Guide

Shavuot is a holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people. Shavuot always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover. The 49 days in between are known as the Omer. Today we celebrate Shavuot by decorating the synagogue with greens to remember the first fruits which the Jewish farmers brought to the Temple, and by staying up all night to study. It is customary to eat a dairy meal at least once during Shavuot, such as blintzes and cheesecake. 

Below are a few Shavuot options located around the Chicagoland area. Please contact Carol Guzman, Campaign Associate with questions at or call 312-444-2847.


Revelation & Revolution: Shavu’ote 5777Mishkan Chicago

Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30PM 

A fast-paced night of opening your heart, body and mind to the kind of life-learning that is the stuff of Torah: love, music, sex, justice, food & in-depth exploration of Jewish wisdom, with amazing teachers from across sectors including rabbis, artists, activists, musicians, foodies/mixologists, and more. Disclaimer: There will be Eli's Cheesecake, bagels from The Bagel Chef, a coffee bar from Two Hearted Queen and all 7 fellows of our Jewish Emergent Network!

Catakyst Ranch (656 W Randolph St #3W)

Price: $25 general admission


Shavuot Under the Stars – Silverstein Base Hillel

Tuesday, May 30 at 5:00PM

Kick off the holiday at Base Hillel, getting into a revelatory mood with music and appetizers at our pre-holiday Jam session (bring your own instruments!) followed by a unique Shavuot seder with short teachings on relevant topics over a delicious meal. Come for just a taste or stay all night (until 10:30ish).

Silverstein Base Hillel (858 W Wrightwood Ave)

Price: Free

Community Shavuot Gathering: All Night Learning – JCC 20’s & 30’s

Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00PM to 6:00AM

Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot at JCC Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Annual All Night Learning Program! The Tikkun begins at 10:00 pm on Tuesday evening, May 30th, and will continue until 4:00am on Wednesday, May 31st; the overnight learning sessions will start at 12:00 a.m. after the opening session and dessert reception.

Anshe Emet Synagogue (3751 N Broadway St)

Price: Email Becky Adelberg via email:


Shavuot Ice Cream & Dairy Fest – Chabad Lincoln Park

Wednesday, May 31st at 5:30PM 

Join us for a delicious and scrumptious dairy meal and ice cream bar celebrating the holiday of Shavuot! Prior to the meal will be a short service reading the Ten Commandments from the Torah!

Chabad Lincoln Park (1935 N Kenmore Ave)

Price: $25


Annual Shavuot Wine & Cheese Reception- Bucktown Wicker Park Chabad

Wednesday, May 31 at 6:00PM 

Join us for our annual Shavuot Wine & Cheese Reception! Let us celebrate the day we received the Torah and became the Jewish nation together at The Living Room. Hear the 10 Commandments and indulge in a variety of fine wines, homemade cheesecakes with an array of flavors and toppings, cheeses, lasagnas, and more!

Bucktown Wicker Park Chabad (1630 N Milwaukee Ave)

Price: Free


Shavuot Social – Chabad River North

Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00pm

Join us for our Shavout social, Wednesday May 31st, 6:00PM. at 353 N Desplaines. Enjoy a Selection of kosher wines, dairy delights, gourmet cheese cakes, and the reading of the ten commandments.

Chabad River North (353 N Desplaines St)

Price: $15

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