Interested in hosting a Shabbat dinner? Great! We’re excited to help make it happen. Once you fill out the initial interest form, Annie will contact you to set up a time to chat.

Maryland Hillel provides the ritual “basics” of a Shabbat meal – candles, grape juice, and challah. Thanks to our generous donors, hosts are also eligible for financial grants to help make their meal spectacular! Because planning for a Shabbat takes time, we ask that you express interest two weeks in advance to be eligible for the below grants:

Catered Dinner Grant – kosher-certified dinner and dessert, covered by Maryland Hillel

Takeout or Home-Cooked Dinner Grant – up to $6/attendee*

Aesthetic Grant – up to $40 towards reusable, decorative materials

Engagement Grant – up to $40 towards dinners with your friends who don’t usually do Shabbat with Hillel

DIY Shabbat

  • Note: If you plan on having your meal catered by Maryland Hillel, you must place your order two weeks in advance. Food orders can be placed online.
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*To count towards the number of attendees, guests must be current Maryland students