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The Hottest Ticket at Sundance? Shabbat Dinner!

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PARK CITY, Utah - January 15, 2023 — There are many exclusive events during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah which opens Thursday, January 19th, but according to festival insiders, the most coveted and in demand event is the Festival Shabbat Dinner, hosted by Shabbat Tent.

Listed in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter in their Ultimate Party Guides to Sundance Film Festival, the dinner is hosted by top entertainment industry, tech, and communal leaders,

including Craig Emanuel (Paul Hastings), Victoria Cook (Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (FKKS)) and Producer Danny Finkelman (KinoLime, Menashe).

The lounge is presented in partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Utah, and in addition to longtime sponsors, has new partnerships with KinoLime, Alamo Drafthouse and their Sundance Film, Kim's Video (Directed David Redmon and Ashley Sabin), Sundance Short, ‘Under G-d’ (Directed by Paula Eiselt), the Jewish Filmmaker Network, and 101 Cider House.

“After two years of virtual programs, we are thrilled to host Shabbat Lounge once again in person,” said Rachel Bookstein, Shabbat Tent co-director and legendary Shabbat host. “The tens of thousands of people who come to Sundance will have a place to experience Shabbat hospitality which will enhance their festival experience and help us spread light and love to counter the growing hatred in our world.”

Shabbat Lounge welcomes festival goers from around the world, many of whom have never experienced Shabbat or kosher-catering. Located a few feet from Main, Shabbat Lounge is a convenient and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds attending Sundance to experience Shabbat and enjoy incredible kosher catering. “More than four hundred festival attendees have already RSVP'd,” said Josh Kaplan, Shabbat Tent Board Chair. “We are definitely looking for more donors and sponsors to help us get a larger venue next year.”

In addition to Shabbat Dinner, the Shabbat Lounge offers a Friday night Oneg Soiree, Saturday morning Kabbalah-inspired Meditation, a Chulent and Chill lunch presented by the Sundance Film Under G-d, a Havdalah Concert on Saturday night presented by KinoLime, and Sunday brunch hosted by the Jewish Filmmakers Network. Guests will be enjoying hot drinks courtesy of 101 Cider House.

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Shabbat Tent, an LA-based non-profit organization creates Shabbat hospitality at music festivals nationwide and at Sundance.

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