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https://reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/shabbat

Havdalah isn’t much fun when I’m by myself, but I do it anyway.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
G-clef and musical notes written in chalk on a blackboard

Nigunim, wordless melodies, can take numerous forms: some are fast and energetic, others are ponderous and slow, still others dance back and forth between joy and sorrow.

Cantor David Berger
Shadows of a four person family cast upon a cement wall

Jewish communities across North America will come together for National Refugee Shabbat on October 19-20, 2018, the week we read Parashat Lech L'cha

Talia Kaplan
Person sitting on a bench (in shadow) watching the sky

Our lives are so hurried and hectic that sometimes we need time just to catch our breath. This is the purpose of Shabbat.

Rabbi Rick Schechter
Woman crouching on a tile floor as she plays with detained children

As we prepare to march to demand justice for the immigrant families separated at our border, consider incorporating a reading of this prayer into your congregation's or community's observance.

Florida Reform Clergy
Matthew Stevenson, Derek Black and several others around the Shabbat dinner table

Learn why an Orthodox Jewish student invited a fellow student, a known white nationalist, to Shabbat dinner in his dorm room…and what happened from there.

Krista Tippett
The author in his IDF uniform at Masada

Even with support of other IDF volunteers, Basic Training was stressful, demoralizing, and chaotic. Why, then, did I volunteer to lead Kiddush at a Shabbat dinner?

Cantor David Frommer
Line of red tealight candles lit in the dark

This Shabbat, we say Mourner's Kaddish for all those lives lost to gun violence thus far in 2018.

the Religious Action Center
Challah, wine and Shabbat candles

Growing up, my family didn’t usually celebrate Shabbat at home. Only when I went away to college did Shabbat become truly meaningful.  

Alex Anesetti
Two braided Shabbat challot on a tray beneath a white and gold embroidered challah cover

I was honored to have been asked to help people in need, and I love that our synagogue is always giving back to our community. This overflowing lovingkindness is the true meaning of being Jewish.

Debra Gurin & Blythe Williams

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