SeudaFinder was introduced to facilitate the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim in the Kemp Mill community. It allows prospective hosts and their guests to find each other in a secure and confidential way via the web. G-d willing, SeudaFinder will address a need long unmet in our community. It has become evident over the years that there are a significant number of individuals who would so appreciate inclusion in others' Shabbat and Yom Tov meals but who are lacking invitations. At the same time, many of us have felt the frustration of wishing to invite Shabbat or Yom Tov guests without knowing how to identify or contact individuals who are in need of hospitality.
While it is enjoyable to invite close friends and family to our Shabbat table, it is especially rewarding to invite people who might otherwise eat alone on Shabbat or people who are new to religious observance and are searching for a warm, meaningful Shabbat experience.
It is our hope that SeudaFinder will provide a vital service in our community by creating "shidduchim" between Guests and Hosts to enhance the Shabbat experience for all involved.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the site to learn more about how the website works and how it handles Guests' preferences to be set up or not be set up with certain Hosts and vice versa in a confidential and private manner.