Shabbat

Shabbat

Shabbat 101

A weekly observance, the Sabbath is more than just a day off from labor.

Shabbat

Shabbat Liturgy

A guide to Shabbat services and what makes them unique.

What Is Shabbat Shuvah?

The Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur emphasizes themes of return and repentance.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

What Is the Torah Portion?

How the Five Books of Moses are divided up into weekly portions.

How to Braid Challah for Shabbat, Holidays or Anytime

Our how-to video will help you conquer the art of braiding challah for any occasion.

How To Read Eshet Hayil

Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah

The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Shabbat’s Work Prohibition

Traditional do's and don'ts for the Jewish day of rest.

What Is the Kiddush?

Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It

How mindfulness can deepen your Shabbat experience — and vice versa

Havdalah: Taking Leave of Shabbat

We say goodbye to the Sabbath in a bittersweet ceremony that employs wine, fragrance, and candlelight.