Thanksgiving may just be a few weeks behind us and Chanukah just a few weeks ahead, but we are in full swing of the hosting season! Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or family that’s coming to town, the Jewish value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) calls upon us to welcome people into our homes.
For Temple Emanu-El families, it just so happens that we’re extending the season of hospitality by a few extra weeks and asking our families to open up their homes to Jewish teens from all across the Southern Area Region for NFTY-SAR Winter Kallah, hosted by Temple Emanu-El January 17–19, 2020.
You do not even have to have a teen living in your home or beds for them to sleep in order to host (they’ll bring sleeping bags for the floor!). You’ll just be asked to provide breakfast, a few late-night snacks, and a few car rides throughout the weekend.
When we talk about being a welcoming community, our hope is that the welcoming nature extends beyond the walls of our building and into each and every congregant home. We can’t pull off this event without you. We ask that you be like Abraham and Sarah, running out to sign up and host the teens before they even get here (or we’re 10 days away and desperately reaching out to folks to host!).
Click HERE for more information and to sign up to host.