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Shabbat in Venice

Please read all the information before making a request. Thank you.

Welcome

We look forward to welcoming you for Shabbat.

Please remember we are a family on shlichus, (not a business), who has strived to make a memorable Shabbat Experience possible for 28 years, with kosher food & wine from abroad.

Your donation helps cover your own meal expenses and more is very welcome to help the Chabad House continue to be here. (Meals and Chabad of Venice activities are not subsidized by any organization so we very much appreciate your generosity). We give our maximum and we hope you will too. A most heartfelt thanks in advance for your much needed tzedakah.

Answers to F.A.Qs. (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Meals can not be divided between the three locations. (One meal in GAM GAM, one in the Gallery etc…)
2. Sample Friday Night Dinner Menu: Shabbat Salads, Fish, Soup, Main Course like chicken/beef, Sides, Dessert, Wine & Challah for kiddush.
3. Sample Shabbat Day Lunch Menu: Shabbat Salads, Fish, Cholent, Sides, Dessert, Wine & Challah for kiddush. Seuda Shlishit is also served (parve).
4. Difference between GAM GAM & the Gallery: Both are private table options; GAM GAM is more luxury meaning luxury atmosphere, more food & food/wine choices.
5. Directions under “Directions & Travel Info
6. If you are inquiring about one meal only, at this time of year we need to hold tables at GAM GAM & the Gallery for those who are relying on having all the Shabbat meals. We hope you will join us for all the Shabbat meals, but if you would like one meal only, you are welcome to join any of the communal meals at the Chabad Shul or you can order take-away directly at GAM GAM on Friday.
7. The menu may vary, but will include traditional Shabbat foods such as Shabbat Salads, Baked Side Dishes, Challah, Wine, Cake.
8. Chabad of Venice depends only on YOU. Without you, we can’t exist. Your donations are our only source of support and they ensure we can provide Shabbat meals, a shul with electric and a minyan, a Jewish atmosphere & all other aspects of our work here.

Answers to F.A.Qs.

9. We do not have water urns or hotplates to rent out.
10. There are very few kosher items to buy in regular supermarkets, such as canned vegetables, nuts, rice cakes & some Kellogg’s cereals. (There are no hechshers on the packages). Details will be given in person.
11. There is no kosher gelato, except at gam gam goodies.
12. With thousands of incoming tourists, home hospitality is simply not possible.
13. For babysitting, please ask your hotel for professional babysitting services.
14. The eruv covers most of the city, including areas that are on the same side of the Grand Canal as the Jewish Ghetto. The Grand Canal is easily seen using Google Maps.
15. GAM GAM and gam gam goodies are under Lubavitch Kosher Supervision, always Pas Yisrael, Bishul Yisrael, Chalav Yisrael or Glatt Kosher.
16. GAM GAM & gam gam goodies can pack food

Prayer & Meal Times

  1. Candle Lighting at GAM GAM followed immediately by mincha at Chabad Shul
  2. Seder Niggunim (beautiful singing) until dark & Maariv prayer.
  3. Shabbat meals follow prayers
    (Dinner follows Maariv, Lunch follows Shacharit, Seuda Shlishit follows Mincha).

Prayer times differ weekly & are posted throughout the Ghetto.
Shabbat morning prayers 10:00am.
If your date is not listed yet, Google your date’s candle lighting time

Shabbat Times for:
Venice, Italy

Friday, August 3, 2018
Light Candles at 8:18 PM
Shabbat, August 4, 2018
Shabbat Ends 9:26 PM

Friday, August 10, 2018
Light Candles at 8:08 PM
Shabbat, August 11, 2018
Shabbat Ends 9:14 PM

Friday, August 17, 2018
Light Candles at 7:57 PM
Shabbat, August 18, 2018
Shabbat Ends 9:01 PM

Friday, August 24, 2018
Light Candles at 7:45 PM
Shabbat, August 25, 2018
Shabbat Ends 8:48 PM

Shabbat Take Away & Delivery

On Friday, until three hours before Shabbat, GAM GAM offers take-away, conveniently packed to take to your hotel. Menu: www.gamgamkosher.com (also available: Humus, Babaganoush, Salmon with rice, Baked Chicken with rice).

GAM GAM also delivers Shabbat meals on Friday to hotels if you pre-order at GAM GAM or at www.gamgamkosher.com.

Why Shabbat In Venice?

Sing songs you know, learn new ones too! Live with the times by learning about the Torah portion as our yeshiva bochurim give Dvar Torahs. Trade stories with new friends from around the globe. You’ll find a Jew who speaks French, one who speaks Hebrew, another who speaks English, yet after “HaMotzi Lechem Min Haaretz” on the challah, everyone is completely united.

We’ve had Shabbats with almost 800 people & with decades of catering expertise, our Shabbat is abundant, well-organized & where each person is personally taken care of. Looking forward to welcoming you for Shabbat in Jewish Venice.

Why We Need YOU

“The Whole World’s Chabad House” has been serving the International Jewish community for 30 years & needs you to donate generously so we can continue.

We don’t receive financial aid & your donations are our Only support for all our work, comprising our 400,000 euro annual budget. Please consider an €18 monthly or annual gift. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA. Click “Donate”.

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How Do I Reserve for Shabbat?

We have three Options, Check them below and make your request

GAM GAM Restaurant

Shabbat Dinner, Lunch & Seuda Shlishit at your pre-reserved private table in GAM GAM, a luxury atmosphere with more food/wine choices.

VIEWS DETAILS

The Gallery

Shabbat Dinner, Lunch & Seuda Shlishit at your pre-reserved private table at an art gallery, a few doors away from GAM GAM**

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Communal Meal

Chabad of Venice offers a Kiddush/Light Meal after synagogue services. Both Friday night & Shabbat day: Kiddush, challah & a light meal is served.

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Shabbat Locations

1) GAM GAM Kosher Restaurant
2) The Gallery
3) Chabad Shul

How do I reserve for Jewish Holidays?

Prayers and Meals

Every Jewish holiday, All Year! Rosh Hashana, Tashlich, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (including the sukkah), Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim, Passover (seders both nights) & Shavuot. Prayer Services and Holiday Meals are open to every Jew, young & young at heart!

High Holidays

You are welcome to join us for the High Holidays – Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (including the Sukkah) and Simcha Torah. There will be Holiday meals at GAM GAM and prayer services in the Chabad Shul throughout the holidays.

ROSH HASHANA

We will have prayers and Holiday Meals throughout both days of Rosh Hashana.
1. Light candles at GAM GAM
2. Immediately after candle lighting, prayers will follow at the Chabad shul, in the Ghetto Square, a minute away
3. After the prayers, there will be Holiday meals at GAM GAM.

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YOM KIPPUR

We will have prayers throughout Yom Kippur and a meal before.
1. Light candles at GAM GAM
2. Immediately after candle lighting, prayers will follow at the Chabad shul, in the Ghetto Square, a minute away
3. After Yom Kippur, there will be a break-the-fast meal at GAM GAM.

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SUKKOT/SIMCHAT

We will have inspiring prayers throughout Sukkot/Simcha Torah.
1. Light candles at GAM GAM.
2. Immediately after candle lighting, prayers will follow at the Chabad shul, in the Ghetto Square, a minute away.
3. After the prayers, we will go together to enjoy the holiday meal in the Sukkah.

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Donations

The Holiday activities are on a donation basis, and your much needed support is greatly appreciated. Help Chabad of Venice continue to spread light & grow!

Suggested donations per person in amounts of “Chai”: €18, €36, €72…..€180, €504, €1800 etc...- Silver Partner €360.00- Gold Partner €1000.00- Platinum Partner €1800.00

We do not receive any financial assistance so we absolutely need your generous tzedakah. Your donations are our Only source of support & allow us to provide you with our programs serving 300,000 Jews from around the world every year, like Shabbat and Holiday events, a synagogue with 3 daily services, dairy & meat kosher food options & more! May Hashem bless you 1000-fold in return. Donations are tax-deductible in the USA.

Sukkot/Simchat Torah with Chabad of Venice – Reservation

IMPORTANT: Please read the Shabbat/Holiday details & Frequently Asked Questions above BEFORE sending the form. Set a reminder in your calendar to review Directions, Candle Lighting Times & other important info on www.jewishvenice.org prior to your trip.

Click the above box to fill in your donation amount. Suggested donations per person in amounts of “Chai”: €18, €36, €72…..€180, €540, €1800 etc… - Silver Partner €360.00 - Gold Partner €1000.00 - Platinum Partner €1800.00. Check your email for your donation receipt which will serve as your confirmation.

Personal Info

Donation Total: €1.00

Yom Kippur with Chabad of Venice – Reservation

IMPORTANT: Please read the Shabbat details & Frequently Asked Questions above BEFORE sending the form. Set a reminder in your calendar to review Directions, Candle Lighting Times & other important info on www.jewishvenice.org prior to your trip.

Click the above box to fill in your donation amount. Suggested donations per person in amounts of “Chai”: €18, €36, €72…..€180, €504, €1800 etc... - Silver Partner €360.00 - Gold Partner €1000.00 - Platinum Partner €1800.00. Check your email for your donation receipt which will serve as your confirmation.

Personal Info

Donation Total: €1.00

Rosh Hashana with Chabad of Venice – Reservation

IMPORTANT: Please read the Shabbat details & Frequently Asked Questions above BEFORE sending the form. Set a reminder in your calendar to review Directions, Candle Lighting Times & other important info on www.jewishvenice.org prior to your trip.

Click the above box to fill in your donation amount. Suggested donations per person in amounts of “Chai”: €18, €36, €72…..€180, €540, €1800 etc… - Silver Partner €360.00 - Gold Partner €1000.00 - Platinum Partner €1800.00. Check your email for your donation receipt which will serve as your confirmation.

Personal Info

Donation Total: €1.00

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