Blessings for Friday
evening: candles, wine, and challah;
Use this link to find the Friday evening table prayers. The blessings are presented
in Hebrew, English, and with transliteration so that you can use them whether
you do or don’t know Hebrew. We’ve taken this material from a book
called Gates of Shabbat, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis
and written by Rabbi Shapiro.
Unplugging for Shabbat. Rabbi Shapiro offered
the congregation this Chanukah “gift” in
the form of a message on Shabbat.
Ideas from around the world of Reform Judaism Our national umbrella organization, the Union for Reform Judaism, has developed a “Shabbat initiative.” You can follow this link to see how Reform Jews across the country are approaching Shabbat.
A mother with small children and an empty nester dad dialogue about their search for Shabbat
If you wonder about your own philosophy of Shabbat or if you wonder how Shabbat might ever fit into your own life, you will find this dialogue absolutely fascinating! The Union for Reform Judaism published this four-part exchange on living in our busy modern world in the Spring of 2008. You will find the conversation between Michelle Abraham and Jim Ball enlightening and moving.