Maybe you've heard that there are a lot of things traditionally prohibited on Shabbat. So what on earth are you supposed to do for those 25 hours each week? Don't worry—just because it's the day of rest doesn't mean there aren't lots of enjoyable ways to spend Shabbat.Read More
The basics from candle lighting to havdalah.Friday Night
The traditional Shabbat evening rituals are best shared with family and friends.At Home
Shabbat observed at home is a day immersed in an atmosphere of rest, relaxation, and rejoicing.Candle-Lighting Times
Find out when Shabbat starts.Kiddush
Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.
For FamiliesShabbat for Families
How to make Shabbat your family's favorite day of the week.Blessing the Children
A spiritual gesture between parents and children.Zemirot
Jewish hymns for the Sabbath day.Taking Your Kids to Services
Seven reasons why, even though it's hard, it's really important to get to shul with the kids.Accidental Shabbat
I was stuck at home on Friday night with my baby and thought, why not roast a chicken?
Prayers & RitualsShabbat Blessings
Expressing gratefulness for the week that passed as well as the day of rest.Kabbalat Shabbat
Welcoming the Sabbath.Biblical Sources
The Bible is the source of the notion that Shabbat is a taste of a perfected world to come.Havdalah
We say goodbye to Shabbat in a bittersweet ceremony with wine, fragrance, and candlelight.Melaveh Malkah
Shabbat doesn't have to end when the havdalah candle goes out.