A photograph of a child sitting on carpeted stairs holding a colored sign that says 'welcome' in Hebrew

Hachnasat Orchim comes from the Biblical story of Abraham and Sarah: when guests unexpectedly arrived at their tent, the couple warmly welcomed the visitors, made them comfortable, and fed them generously.

Use these resources to learn about the mitzvah of
hachnasat orchim, or welcoming guests!


Everything you wanted to know about Hachnasat Orchim — and more!


Crafts and games to learn about welcoming guests!


Videos for all ages


There’s nothing like a PJ Library book!

There are so many PJ Library books about welcoming guests! Here are some of our favorites: