THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING THIS CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS SO FAR!
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***The World's Largest Shabbat Dinner will take place in June 13th 2014***
What is the World's Largest Shabbat Dinner?
The simple fact is, here in Tel Aviv, we LOVE Shabbat! So to spread our love of Shabbat around the world and inspire the globe to celebrate Shabbat in a warm and inclusive environment- just like we do here in the 'White City'- we are attempting to host the first ever Guinness Book of World Records World's Largest Shabbat Dinner!
This is a time for all of us to come together, as one family, to celebrate Shabbat. Our meal will uphold the highest levels of Kashrut and Shabbat observance so we may all unite as one, presided over by the famous Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Rav Yisrael Meir Lau.
Why are we throwing this event?
This question is almost silly. Why wouldn’t we throw this event? Tons of Jews, lots of l'chaims, and exponential Shabbat spirit in the most exciting city in the Jewish world today- what's not to love? We know that Tel Aviv as both an ideal and reality is the most attractive place in the world for young Jews. Creating the first-ever World’s Largest Shabbat Dinner with the Guinness Book of World Records will further establish Tel Aviv as one of the most important cities for the Jewish People today.
Who are we?
White City Shabbat is the premiere portal for Jewish Life in Tel Aviv. Bringing the concept of Shabbat dinner parties to a wider community, the organization hosts its own private, warm, welcoming, all-inclusive Shabbat meals every month. White City Shabbat also hosts holiday celebrations and meals, Jewish learning series, beginners learning minyan, and inter-community programming.
The World’s Largest Shabbat Dinner is partly sponsored by Hangar 11 in the Port of Tel Aviv, Golan Heights Winery, NakedSea Salt, the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, and the Am Yisrael Foundation.
Let's make this happen together!
In order to put on this event we need $25,000, which will pay for the venue, caterer, insurance, security, and all of the logistical requirements needed in order to comply with Guinness Book of World Records’ regulations.
We can't do it alone- we need your help!
By bringing this event to crowdfunding, it won't be just 1,000 Jews sitting down for a Shabbat dinner, it will be thousands or even hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide coming together to create a piece of Tel Aviv, Israeli, and Jewish history. By asking all of you to help raise funds for this event, we are hoping that you will help us show the worldwide Jewish community that Shabbat is the soul of the Jewish People and Tel Aviv is a focal point of the Jewish world.
Photo courtesy of Nefesh B'Nefesh
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I attend the World's Largest Shabbat Dinner?
The World's Largest Shabbat Dinner is free- there is no cost to attend. A limited amount of seats will be reserved for Indiegogo contributors. Your contribution to this campaign allows you access to priority registration. General registration will be free and open to all. Registration is through Eventbrite and will be publicized on our Indiegogo page, website, and social media. The only way to secure a seat now is to donate at the "Reserve YOUR Spot" level.
If I can't donate, are there other ways I can contribute?
YES! We know that not everyone is able to give financial resources, but there are other ways you can help. By spreading the word about this campaign on your Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and other social media accounts, as well as passing the word along to your friends and family, you can help increase the buzz about our event and hopefully bring in more donations.
Additionally, if you live in Israel, you can help by volunteering prior to or during the event. To learn more about different volunteer options, email Relax@WhiteCityShabbat.com.
What if I want to give more than $1,000?
TODA RABAH! We are happy to accept donations of any size. Should our available perks for over $1,000 not suit your giving preferences, we are happy to work with you to create a specialized perk more in line with your wishes. Please email Relax@WhiteCityShabbat.com to discuss gifts of $1,000 or more.
Where does the extra money go if the campaign exceeds its goal?
If we go over our $25,000 campaign goal, we will use all of the extra funds to expand the White City Shabbat program by offering more meals annually, hosting larger holiday dinners and populating the WCS website.
How can I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Tax receipts are available for donations of $180 or more. For more information please email Relax@WhiteCityShabbat.com BEFORE making a contribution on the site.
The Guinness Book of World Records World's Largest Shabbat Dinner is fiscally sponsored by UK Toremet Limited, a UK charity that believes in the facilitation and empowerment of philanthropy and social investment as an engine of change by keeping it simple.