After submitting your email, you should receive an email confirming your application has gone through with instructions to check your spam box to make sure we have a clean line of communication with you and that you are getting our emails. Once you have been accepted, you will receive an email acceptance email. If you have not received an acceptance email this either means you did not yet “allow” for our emails and you should check your spam or it is possible you are still on the waiting list as we have limited space at the weekend and can only accept a certain amount of applicants.
The weekend is attended by contingencies from different groups across college campuses along the east coast. You can easily figure out which weekend is open to your group by simply choosing your group name in the drop down list. After you have chosen your group the weekend open to your group will appear in the “one Shabbat weekend” dropdown.
If you are still unsure please contact the Rabbi you are coming with or call the office 212.921.9090.
Bussing will only be provided for groups (30-40 ppl) coming long distances like Albany or Binghamton. Everyone else we will be provided with easy directions to follow via public transportation. Ride sharing will is encouraged and can be inquired about through your group leader or by calling 212.921.9090.
The weekend starts Friday evening at sundown and ends Saturday night about an hour and half after sundown.
Students should be sure to give themselves adequate time to travel as rush hour traffic on Friday afternoons can get pretty rough.
Students should arrive at their hosts home with enough time to settle in before candle lighting which is 18 minutes before sundown.
Pack whatever you will need for a weekend away from home. For example, we suggest you pack; toiletries, pajamas and Shabbat attire for Friday night and Shabbat day.
Please also be sure to dress appropriately for the weather keeping in mind that you will be walking from your host’s home to the group event location.
There is no official dress code, but keep in mind that the general custom is to dress more formally on Shabbat. Women should be sensitive to the community’s customs and wear skirts that reach their knees and tops with higher necklines and sleeves that reach their elbows.
Each person will receive an email by Thursday night before the weekend with the name and address of the family that will be hosting them. If you have not received this information by Thursday before the weekend, please either contact the Rabbi you are coming with or email Zahava email@example.com.
If you have not received your housing email it is most probably because the email went into your spam box by accident. Please check your spam box for this information. If you still cannot find the email this may be because you may have not fully applied and been accepted to the weekend. Each person should have received an application receipt email and an acceptance email before receiving housing information. If this is the case please contact your rabbi immediately, and he will double check for you if you can still be included in the weekend.
The schedule for the current One Shabbat weekend is located in the Schedule tab. In addition, each person will receive a final schedule upon arrival at their host’s home.
Each person will receive a map when they arrive that will guide them where they need to go.
The program is for the entire weekend which your hosts and many other community members worked hard and spent a lot of money to make the weekend especially for you. Please stay and enjoy!
** Please note however, if you are using the weekend as a requirement for a campus program or competition, permission must be given by your group leader otherwise your attendance may not be counted.