The Shabbat Guest

Have you been invited to a Shabbat meal? If it is your first time to have a Shabbat sleep-over, you may wonder the hows and whats of being a Shabbat guest. Here are a few tips to become a good Shabbat guest:

  • It is best to inform your host ahead of time for any food restrictions you may have (special diet or food allergies).
  • Never forget to bring a gift with you. You can bring a bottle of kosher wine, flowers or dessert.
  • Show courtesy by arriving on time.
  • Volunteer to help your host with some last minute chores.
  • Do not skip davening.
  • Never forget to thank your host and inform him that you enjoyed the night. Take time to call your host or send him an email to express your appreciation.

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