Host at Home

What is “Host at Home”?

The Host at Home program empowers students to create communities beyond traditional settings, encouraging students to strengthen their personal connection to Judaism by creating community over an experience as simple as hosting a meal. By taking ownership of their Shabbat and Holiday experiences, students increase their confidence as Jewish leaders. The program not only provides the means to escape the typically busy and stressful day-to-day of college but facilitates the development of new relationships through meaningful student dialogue and outreach, making Judaism more accessible to students and the greater Hillel community.

How does the process work?

You sign up to host below, we approve your meal and touch base about what your planning, you host and finally, you submit paperwork to be reimbursed at $10 a head for up to 15 people, reaching a max total $150.  Want to hear more about this? Email our Rosh Host (Head Host), Yoav Jacob at [email protected].

Click below to sign up to be a host!




In the Home Guidebook

Umich In The Home Pinterest Page for recipes and resources

Passover Resource Page

FREE Compostable Tableware

U of M sustainability initiatives supports zero-waste events! You can get free compostable plates, cups, etc.

  1. Go to:
  2. Find the “materials request form”
  3. Fill out the form, for student group list “Michigan Hillel: In the Home”

Reimbursement Process

The form will ask you to:

  • Answer some follow-up questions
  • Upload a photo/scan of your receipt(s) for reimbursement – (We only reimburse for food, no alcohol, please ring up as a separate purchase if you are also buying things not related to your meal)
  • Upload an attendance list

Download or make a copy of this google sheet template, fill it out, and submit it in the Reimbursement/Evaluation Form.  Don’t forget to select a choice from the drop-down menu under the “Guest” column.

Upload any photographs you took at the event (note: photographs are encouraged but also are optional based on Shabbat observance level)

Finally, we reimburse you at a rate of $10 per person for everyone who attended up to 15 people per meal.  Your maximum reimbursement will be only for the total amount that is shown on your receipts to a max of $150 per meal unless you have a co-host. Once your Post-Seder Evaluation is submitted, our team will process the paperwork and you should have your reimbursement within three weeks of submitting your Post-Evaluation survey.


Reimbursement Forms

Click here to submit your reimbursement for Shabbat

Click here to submit your reimbursement for High Hoildays

Click here to submit your reimbursement for Passover

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