Kosher Shabbat Dinners on Friday, August 3, and Friday, August 10, with the Nozyk Synagogue
Registration is open for kosher Shabbat dinners before and/or after the conference. We are excited to announce that this year we will hold the dinners with Rabbi Schudrich’s community from the historic Nozyk Synagogue. Although these dinners are not part of the official conference, you can now register through the conference website and pay through your conference registration for either or both of the Friday evening dinners.
The Glatt Kosher meals will be catered by Mr. Pinchas Etzioni of Kosher Delight, Warsaw, and will be held with the Nozyk Synagogue community, led by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland. The dinners will follow Kabbalat Shabbat services at this Orthodox synagogue, to which the entire IAJGS conference assembly is invited.
The meals are served family style and typically include many vegan and fish (typically gefilte fish) options in the early courses. Allergies will be accommodated to the best of their ability, and they do try to be helpful.
The location of the dinner will most likely be at Grzybowska 2 (a larger building that the Nozyk Synagogue usually uses for larger gatherings) due to the expected conference crowd. The building is a four-minute walk from the Nozyk Synagogue, which is located at Twarda 6. The price of the dinner is USD 26, and reservations should be made through our conference website before Friday, July 20, 2018 so that preparations can be made.
We will post the dinner time and place as precisely as we can as the date gets closer. It will be somewhere around 8:30 or 9:00 pm; it is possible to attend the dinner and not the service. The community is small and friendly, and there are usually other attendees from around the world as well.
If you prefer to make alternate arrangements (on your own), there are at least five Jewish organizations in Warsaw that hold regular Shabbat services and may have Kabbalat Shabbat dinners. We encourage you to explore the Warsaw Jewish scene and make arrangements to dine and pray with the local community of your choosing.