What We Do
ShadeWe bring communal canopies for shade to make our oasis of chill. Look for our Shabbat Tent flags and tents in car camping or sometimes in the vending area. We always post our location on Facebook and Twitter as soon as we have our spot.
WaterTo function properly at festivals our body requires a lot of water, and 2 liters of water daily is the minimum outside of festival life - much more if your dancing away the day in the hot sun. Always maintain proper hydration! We always try to have a lot of water on hand for you.
Kabbalat ShabbatWe gather on Friday afternoon as the suns begins to set to welcome Shabbat with song. We light candles and get our Shabbat on together! We always bring in Shabbat early to enable people who are going to shows to still participate.
ChallahWhat is Shabbat without challah? Not much. Enjoy ours or bring your own, as we brake brea together and kick off Shabbat. Check Facebook for details on each festivals meal schedule and program. Sometimes we can provide full-on meals for all Shabbat, sometimes it's pot-luck .
Late-Night Havdallah JamMarking the end the Shabbat, we gather at the Tent after the last bands have played on Saturday night for a rocking Havdallah. Bring your instruments, fire jugglers, and sweet smelling spices.
Shabbat Tent AppWe would love to have an app for you to download to make it easier to participate in and help make Shabbat Tents happen. Know someone who wants to sponsor it? Contact us!
CommunityShabbatTent.org and our Facebook Page are great ways to keep in touch with other people who want to make Shabbat! Make sure to register on this site and check out to Forum. Forum
EventsWe create unique Shabbat Dinners at urban festivals like Sundance, SXSW. Enjoy inspiring and delicious Friday night dinner, spend some time "unplugged", and meet great people. Suggestions?
Shabbat Tent is a growing movement and looking for supporters!Contact Us
Thanks to Shabbat Tent, I was able to celebrate Shabbat even at a massive music Festival. I felt like I was at a home away from home. — Daniella D. from LA
I couldn't stay away and it is one of the most memorable parts of my Coachella. — Ian O. from Australia who works in Whistler, Canada as a ski lift operator
Shabbat Tent is an oasis of spirituality within the festival scene. A fun and welcoming nexus for Shabbat for when you find yourself in the midst of music away from home. — Josh K., artists living in Echo Park, LA
Helping with Shabbat Tent was the most positive and rewarding Jewish experience I have ever had... The Tent provided a vital opportunity for festival goers to come together to chill, share, learn, and feel the spiritual community Vibe. — Allison S. Philadelphia
If I had known that Judaism could be cool, I would have never left. — Mandy, Sherman Oaks
Not only do festivalgoers love Shabbat Tent — but funders do too! Shabbat Tent is listed in Slingshot!, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, as one of the most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. First published in 2005, Slingshot continues to highlight those organizations in Jewish life with particular resonance among the next generation.The Slingshot resource guide is distributed to 7,500 funders, foundation professionals, federation executives, and not-for-profit leaders annually, in addition to tens of thousands of online downloads. Slingshot is read at family foundation board tables, in classrooms, at Thanksgiving dinners, and thousands of other places. We are proud to be included. Click here for more info on Slingshot.
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