Community Shabbat celebrated at the Cavalier

by | May 4, 2023 | Trending News

Bob Lehman loves orchestrating Shabbat dinners – of all sizes.  His latest, held last month at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, welcomed 78 guests for an evening of conversation, blessings, and a delicious meal that took place under a tent over the course of three hours.

A member of the Cavalier House Committee for two years, Lehman saw the club organize events around Easter and Christmas. “I suggested we should do something for the Jewish members of the Cavalier,” he recalls.

Bonnie Brand agreed and helped Lehman plan the evening, which was attended by members and guests of members – and not everyone was Jewish.

The menu for last month’s event offered Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine, along with Shabbat staples such as brisket. “We would like to do one with Sephardic food next – we always want to feature different fare,” says Lehman.

The prayers over the challah and the kiddush were led by Brand and Lehman.

With plans for another community Shabbat dinner in the fall, Lehman says it is open to everyone. . .  non-members just must be on a member’s ticket. “We’ll be able to accommodate up to 150 people,” says Lehman.

To learn more or to attend a future Shabbat dinner, contact Bob Lehman for information, including the cost, at

-Terri Denison