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Shabbat Observance: Books to Get You Started

Shabbat Observance: Books to Get You Started

Interested in observing Shabbat in your home but not sure where to begin? These books and other resources can guide you in creating a meaningful home observance of Shabbat. If you already celebrate Shabbat in your home, tell us: What books or resources helped you get started?

  • An Invitation to Shabbat: A Beginner's Guide to Weekly Celebration: Explore Shabbat step-by-step and blessing-by-blessing from candle lighting to Havdallah. Discover the essential elements of tradition along with modern options for enhancing spiritual awareness. This book also includes a CD recording that brings to life the music of Shabbat.
  • Do It Yourself Shabbat: This guide explains each of the four prayers recited on erev Shabbat and suggests alternate ways to incorporate them into various family settings.

Kate (Bigam) Kaput is the digital communications manager for the Union for Reform Judaism, serving as a content manager and editor for She is a proud alumna of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant fellowship and also served as the RAC's press secretary. A native Ohioan, Kate grew up at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, OH, and holds a degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University. She lives in Cleveland with her husband, Mike. 

Kate Kaput

Published: 8/15/2012

Categories: Shabbat, Literature, Reform Judaism
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