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Join the Cluster Waitlist for 2021

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Join the Cluster Waitlist for 2021

ChiTribe Clusters are now VIRTUAL every other week at 7PM CST on Friday nights. Join a virtual cluster this winter and find a community for Shabbat!

ChiTribe has provided my link to the outside world during the pandemic. In the tumult of intense loneliness living alone and the fear and confusion of working in an industry kneecapped by an economic collapse, ChiTribe became a constant presence with weekly virtual Shabbat cluster dinners. I’ve made new friends and strengthened friends with those I’d had before. I’ve felt just as, if not more, connected to the Jewish community as before this entire crisis. ChiTribe enabled that.

Matt W.
Virtual Shabbat clusters participant

SAVE THE DATES for 6 Sessions:

February 2021: February 5th, February 19th

March 2021: March 5th, March 19th

April 2021: April 2nd, April 9th


Virtual Shabbat Clusters Norms

Not focusing on day jobs or careers but who the people are

Using the space as escapism and community building

No one knows each other, no preconceived notions

If someone talks over someone else they repeat themselves afterward

Someone should always have Candles ready or someone to light candles

Stay unmuted, this is a conversation

Please mute yourself if you are in a loud space.


What Is A VIRTUAL Cluster?

It is a call over zoom with 10 others (households) to light the candles together, say Kiddish, and Motzei (no matter what you are eating or where you are). These virtual clusters will happen over zoom and the goal is to create a space for you to experience shabbat as part of a community. Also, we will of course play games and have ice breakers on every call.

Based on how many people express interest will determine if we run this program. ChiTribe is here to be a resource to support you in the ways you need, and if you do not need another Zoom call…that is completely fair.


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