Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest or sabbath.
Sometimes people think Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the holiest days of our calendar. But in fact, Shabbat has always been considered the most sacred — even if it happens fifty-two times a year!
Learn about Shabbat basics here: http://www.kveller.com/article/shabbat-basics/
There is a lot of homework here. But we promise it’s easy.
Homework (For Shabbat)
First, have a Shabbat dinner with your family. Plan a menu. Think about how you will decorate the dinner table. Have fun with it.
Shabbat at home blessings can be found here: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/mresources/mresources/shabbat/Shabbat+Blessings.pdf
A video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKcYRCbsGfQ
Homework (For Shabbat or Anytime You’d Like)
Secondly, watch the synagogue Kabbalat Shabbat services. Follow along in your siddur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Exa9s_Jtc&list=PLi-c0CDEhKF_Vfw3PK7QSeWO4wX7Kl8ah
Watch the Shabbat morning services here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFkVLmHPsCc&list=PLi-c0CDEhKF96HQhs18atS35GvttIdc7t
Make sure to follow along in your siddur. You will need to pause the videos at time to keep up. That is OK! Remember, you’re learning.
Homework (For Havdalah)
Havdalah rituals can be found here: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/mresources/mresources/shabbat/Havdalah+Blessings.pdf
A Havdalah how to video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gebsb-po8jY
Interested in guitar? Learn to PLAY the Debbie Friedman Havdalah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDn1zOqPVx4
Perform the havdalah rituals with family and/or friends.
Please be prepared to talk with your mentor about your Shabbat and Havdalah experiences.