Our social dining platform makes it easy for you to become the producer of your own experiences, and for Shabbat dinner to become a platform for community building. We provide simple DIY tools so hosts can get right to welcoming people to a Shabbat dinner in their home, so guests can savor a Friday meal, and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinners right in their neighborhood. We do this because we believe good food and good conversation with great people is simply good for you. Led by our core values of joy, welcoming, and elevation, we envision a whole generation of young people slowing down, getting together, unplugging from the week, creating intention in their lives, and building meaningful communities.
Havayah is committed to revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban Jewish community. We do so through commitment to communal learning, creating and sharing high-quality, ethically-sourced kosher food, and the celebration holidays and of traditional, egalitarian Shabbat services. A relaxed, warm, welcoming setting. You’re in a cozy space at the ish Garage that’s been curated to be welcoming. Grab a siddur. Find a comfortable seat on the floor or in a chair. Say hello to your neighbor. We open all of our services with a meditation or niggun. You’re welcome to come for the meditation or just services. A meal you will love that will love you back. Vegetarian food isn’t just good for your heart, it’s got a long Jewish tradition. Our kosher kitchen means that anyone can break bread with us, regardless of their level of kashrut. We provide a kosher veggie main, challah and grape juice. You provide a vegan side dish to share. Let us know at least 48-hours in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We’re a nut-free community and always have gluten-free and vegan options.