Will There be Shabbat Tent in 2021?

Shabbat Tent Hopeful for 2021 Festival Re-openings in Fall

The pandemic closed all music festivals worldwide starting in March of 2020. Few could have imagined that more than a year later, festivals have not reopened. Will Shabbat Tent happen in 2021?

While a few handful in states with more lenient policies are slated to take place this summer, the big two, Coachella and Bonnaroo, are aiming for a fall opening. This leaves a chance for Shabbat Tent, however, many of the fall openings are also around the High Holidays. Not sure its a great place to spend Yom Kippur.

30th High Sierra Postponed til 2022

Shabbat Tent’s tent-pole fest, High Sierra Music Festival, was not able to get a clear enough answer from the state and local authorities and have moved their 30th anniversary festival to 2022. At HSMF, the Shabbat Tent has a prominent roll, hosting Shabbat programs and hospitality inside the fest for those in need of a break.

Shabbat Tent is J-Connect’s signature program and we look forward, along with music fans worldwide, to the fall, when festivals may happen once again.

Shabbat Tent is Helping in Times of need

Shabbat Tent is helping those suffering losses due to the closer of beloved music festivals

We though that we would be celebrating, instead Shabbat Tent is helping in other ways this year. The suffering brought by the COVID pandemic includes hundreds of thousands of lives lost, millions of jobs, and many injured. It’s a very difficult time for everyone.

And of course the entire festival industry, lifestyle and culture were all cancelled. Musicians, festival workers, builders, sound engineers, light designers, box-office, transportation, security, sanitation — all these jobs disappeared. Our Shabbat Tent team sends our prayers to our extended festival family, and everyone impacted by the tragedy – those who have lost loved ones, those who are ill and injured, and those that have lost their income. Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you.

We are collecting and distributing food and money in partnership with Pico Shul.

Helping those who need help

Instead of building Shabbat Tents, we are working on helping those in need. We hope and pray that everyone does whatever they can to helps others during this difficult time.

Instead of building Shabbat Tents, we are working on helping those in need. We hope and pray that everyone does whatever they can to helps others during this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

Helping those who need help

 

 

 

 

 

And of course the entire festival industry, lifestyle and culture were all cancelled. Musicians, festival workers, builders, sound engineers, light designers, box-office, transportation, security, sanitation — all these jobs disappeared.

Our Shabbat Tent team sends our prayers to our extended festival family, and everyone impacted by the tragedy – those who have lost loved ones, those who are ill and injured, and those that have lost their income. Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you.

Instead of building Shabbat Tents, we are working on helping those in need. We hope and pray that everyone does whatever they can to helps others during this difficult time.

This is the most productive and empowering feeling – helping someone that has been hit harder than you have.

There is an observance that is described in the Torah called the Shemitah year. Every seventh year, farmers let their agricultural lands lie fallow for a year. A farmer spends that year on spiritual matters, or working on other areas of their farm or business, and the land is allowed to rest. Some have pointed out that ecological good this does as the land will become more fertile if given a chance to rest. It’s like crop-rotation, but for everyone at the same time.

This year, as we are not able to tend to the work of festival making, attending, and celebrating, we urge everyone to make it a productive year nonetheless – in pursuit of helping others, learning something new, focusing on new areas of growth that you may not have had time for in the past.

We pray that that the virus and pandemic end quickly and that we will all be back on tour for 2021.

 

shabbat tent volunteers standing in front of tent

Shabbat Tent at Lockn’ in 2019

Shabbat Tent returned to Lockn’ Festival with partners Jam Shalom for a third year in a row.

Shabbat Tent partnered with Jam Shalom to bring a hospitality tent to the famous jam band, Dead loving festival in Virginia again in 2019. The effort, led by volunteers from Jam Shalom and Shabbat Tent, had to rebuild after torrential rains and wind leveled their first encampment.

The inclement weather did not deter them from rebuilding and serving Shabbat meals, providing a place to chill, and enjoy community and celebration during Lockn’.

Shabbat Tent and our parent organization JConnect, are very grateful to the organizers of Lockn’ Festival and Jam Shalom for accommodating our band of merry festival goers and our pop-up Shabbat hospitality again this year.

Shabbat Tent is a program of JConnect and open to people of all backgrounds to help enjoy festivals, celebration and community.

Shabbat Tent at High Sierra Music Festival

We are thrilled to return to High Sierra Music Festival, one of our favorite festivals in the whole world. You should read Rabbi Yonah’s article in Huffpost, that captures the essence of this unique fest.

Shabbat Tent is located just inside the festival entrance, you can’t miss us.

We will be holding down the space for all four days, providing an oasis of chill, a place to relax, recharge, and celebrate.

You can charge your phone, enjoy a Shabbat meal, or just mellow out and enjoy the hospitality.

We have no agenda other than making everyone feel welcome and at home.

So what are you waiting for? Make it to High Sierra and join us!

 

 

Shabbat Tent at Lightning in a Bottle

Passover Seders at Coachella? YES!

10 MINUTE SEDERS • MATZAH AND GRAPE JUICE •

HOSTED BY KOSHA DILLZ AND FRIENDS

Please join us for our Third Annual Matzachella Shabbat Tent during Coachella Music Festival! Enjoy a fun, fast and KOSHER Passover Seder.

Please RSVP so we can send you our location and updates!

Want to support Shabbat Tent during Coachella? Make a tax-deductible donation!

Shabbat Tent Oasis of Chill at Coachella Weekend 1

Shabbat Dinner • Lunch and Chill • Hospitality for All

Please join us for our Sixth Annual Shabbat Tent during Coachella Music Festival Weekend One! Enjoy a delicious free kosher Shabbat dinner, with challah and refreshments. Drop by during the fest to recharge at our Oasis of Chill for Kosher food and hydration!

Please RSVP so we can send you our location and updates!

Want to support Shabbat Tent during Coachella? Make a tax-deductible donation!

Our Generous Sponsors Include:
EJF Philanthropies • Alevy Family Foundation
David and Stephanie Schwartz • Nick Meyer

FAQs:

What are my camping options for getting at the event?

If you want to camp near Shabbat Tent – please be in touch with us ASAP to coordinate.

What can I bring into the event?

You are welcome to bring fruit, refreshments, kosher certified vegan food.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at shabbattent@gmail.com

Shabbat Tent’s Epic 2018 Summer Tour

This year’s rocking Summer Tour kicks off with Coachella Weekend Two. If you are going to be at the largest pop-music festival in the USA, please drop by the Shabbat Tent. The Tent is located just near the Main Festival Entrance, on Main Street, in Car Camping 8. This central location is easy to find and you will see the Shabbat Tent banners and signs. In addition to free food and hydration, the Tent will be hosting games, mediation and Shabbat rituals

After Coachella, the Shabbat Tent team will be reading for their second showing at  California’s Lightning in a Bottle Festival. This has been referred to as Burning Man Lite, but most find it very approachable and exciting for the novice and veteran alike.

Kosha Dillz with be hosting some Shabbat Dinners on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer. Props!

Rav Shmuel will be leading the effort for Home Shalom at the annual Rainbow Gathering!

For the 7th year Shabbat Tent will be returning to the High Sierra Music Festival, the most friendly music festival on the planet.

Shabbat Tent is scheduled for its fourth consecutive Phish Festival, the upcoming Curveball in Watkins Glenn. Previously at Magnaball and Superball, Shabbat Tent was located kinda far away – this year the organizers hopesto be right in the action.

More dates may be announced (Lockn and Dicks potentially) depending on funding and logistics.

If you want to help fund a Shabbat Tent, send an email to shabbat tent @ gmail.com and help the movement grow!

 

2018 Work Exchange Volunteer Application

Shabbat Tent Work Exchange is a way to experience America’s greatest festivals from another perspective, by the working experience! In exchange for your volunteer time with Shabbat Tent you receive partial or full reimbursement for your festival ticket.

Work Exchange members get Shabbat Tent Swag, work on all parts of the event, including pre-festival logistics and transportation, operations, set-up and take-down, hospitality, catering and more.

The first step is to fill out this form. This will get you into our database, and allow you to receive email updates on getting on the Work Exchange Team.

APPLY HERE

What is the cure for digital overload?

This digital, ultra-connected age has also increased alienation, burn-out, disunity and an epidemic of toxic addictions. Meaningful and soulful relationships and rituals are succumbing to material pursuits and workaholic-ism. Digital detox programs, an effort to counter these trends, has made inroads and offered some solutions, but the pace and spread of ills hasn’t tapered off. Those efforts are too limited and exclusive to counteract the enormity of the disease. What if there were a way to create a widespread adoption of digital-detoxification rituals and healthier, soulful living?

We think that Shabbat Tent offers a powerful way to spread the message of detoxing.

Through creating a space at music, film and culture celebrations, Shabbat Tent inspires all of us in making a healthier and more harmonious world, where faced-paced digital lives are balanced by nourishment of the soul and meaningful relationships and rituals.

Shabbat Tent is where moments are captured by being present. It’s a space to celebrate time and timelessness in a welcoming atmosphere of warmth and sharing. Shabbat Tent is rooted in ancient hospitality traditions and Jewish mindfulness, meditation and Shabbat rituals. Shabbat Tent is always open to everyone regardless of religion or nationality. It’s a space for soulful nourishment with fresh and healthy food, usually vegetarian or vegan, and sensitive to guests dietary needs and Jewish dietary laws.

We hope that you will join us in 2018 at one of our Shabbat Tents or Shabbat Lounges and we wish you blessings of peace and joy!