About Shabbat Utah - Not Your Traditional Shabbat Dinner
We bring Shabbat to Utahans and out of town visitors of all backgrounds. Everyone is welcome. We want you to have a night of relaxation, exploration, connection with new and old friends while enjoying a great meal on a Friday night. At Shabbat Utah, we invite you to hold tradition in one hand, your beliefs, experiences, and passions in the other.
We provide the food, drinks (non-alcoholic) and music. You bring your favorite, wine, beer or spirit. Together we make the fun. By creating stylish dinners that are accessible to all, regardless of observance level and independent of any affiliation, we offer a night of tradition and fun to our guests.
Shabbat Utah hosts Shabbat dinners one to two times per month. We try to host each dinner at a new, fun and exciting location. To mix it up a little and add an element of surprise guests will not find out the location of the venue until 24 hours before the event. Please note: Kosher food will not be served.
What is Shabbat Dinner?
Shabbat is considered the most important day of the week for the Jewish people, because it is a day on which we remember that God created the world and everything in it. God created the world in six days, but on the seventh day, Shabbat, He rested, and, like Him, we also rest on Shabbat.
Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday and ends at nightfall on Saturday. Shabbat is a day of rest and celebration. A big part of excitement of Shabbat is the enjoyment of the Friday night dinner, preceded by the sipping of the kiddush wine and breaking of the challah bread. Throughout the night guests gather together for singing and great conversations.