Challah in the Home


Challah in the Home pairs young adults with a host family in St. Louis to share home-cooked meals while celebrating Jewish experiences. 

The program will help young adults develop a sense of community in St. Louis through a host family with which to engage in Jewish rituals.

1. Young Adults and Young Couples (age 18-35) can sign-up by filling out the form below to enter the program. Young Adults may either request to be paired with a partner/significant other, 1-2 friends, or meet new individuals.

2. Hosts will be paired with 2-3 Young Adults and host a Shabbat dinner (or Holiday Meal such as a Seder) to meet in the first month they are paired.

3. Going forward, Hosts & Young Adults may choose to continue meeting for holiday meals as plans allow!

Interested in getting involved with Challah in the Home and being hosted for a Shabbat Dinner or Seder? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch once we find a great match!

Sign Up Today

Please note that we work hard to make wonderful matches and it can take anywhere from a few days to a few months to find the right match for you.

If you have any questions, reach out to Nate Rosenblum in the Community Development Department at Please feel free to reach out for an update at any time and we’ll be in touch as soon as we find a great match!

Nate Rosenblum, Senior Associate, Community Development
Jayne Langsam, Concierge for Families with Young Children
Sonia Dobinsky, Vice President, Community Development

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Harvey N. Wallace, Board Chair
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., President and CEO