Is the Biblical Dinner a Passover Seder?
No. The Biblical Dinner is a non-denominational presentation that incorporates elements of many different ancient feasts including the Passover, focusing especially on the historical Last Supper.
How can my church or organization have a Biblical Dinner?
If you would like host a Biblical Dinner, just click here to email me to request a calendar date. You can check my speaking schedule on my calendar. I highly recommend you consider dates other than the Easter/Passover holidays, as the Biblical Dinner is effective year round.
How much does it cost to present a Biblical Dinner or Galilean Wedding?
All my presentations and ministries are on a love-gift basis only so that anyone wishing to experience this ministry not miss out due to a financial burden.
What does my church/organization need to do to prepare for a Biblical Dinner?
Download and read the setup instructions
Typically, the church or organization presenting the Dinner will purchase the food and supplies (found in “Biblical Dinner Setup Information”), because you will know where to obtain items locally at the best prices. The cost per person is usually around $5-$10 depending on local prices and food choices.
If you are within driving distance (about six hours or less), I can bring most of the supplies (not including food) for the presentation. If I fly to your area, I am limited to bringing only certain necessary props.
How far will Jay travel to present a Biblical Dinner?
I will gladly travel locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to present a Biblical Dinner. If you cannot afford travel costs, I will still come without obligation—just ask. For multiple-day or international presentations, try to arrange your dates several months in advance—as a full-time pastor my absences from my church are somewhat limited.
What is the music playing in the background during the presentation?
Most of the music I use is from a CD/download called Ancient Echoes—Music from the time of Jesus and Jerusalem’s Second Temple by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble. It was a research project into the music at the time of Jesus played on reproductions of original instruments. It’s not easy listening, but it may be as close as you can get to being there. I removed certain songs from my playlist because, though sung in Hebrew, I found the lyrics too “new-agey”, and I replaced them with some similar-sounding Turkish dances by Omar Faruk Tekbilek.