NEXT Shabbat News

More than 9,300 of you have hosted more than 21,800 NEXT Shabbat and holiday meals for your friends since the NEXT Shabbat program launched in 2008. That's a lot of meals—and a lot of amazing experiences that YOU created for your friends.

In the time since we introduced NEXT Shabbat, we've seen lots of new and exciting projects launch that offer Birthright Israel alumni fun and meaningful ways to celebrate Shabbat and the holidays. In light of this, we'll be discontinuing our current NEXT Shabbat and holiday meal programs as of December 31, 2014.

We hope that you continue to create Shabbat and holiday experiences for your friends in the future. To find places where you can celebrate Shabbat and the holidays, as well as resources, and answers to your questions, check out our FAQs below.

Register a Shabbat meal or access your post-meal feedback forms in your Host Center.


Thank you again for hosting your friends for NEXT Shabbat and holiday meals over the past six years. For all other questions, please contact us at