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Shabbat family activities

Music is what makes Shabbat special for countless people the world over. After a good Shabbat meal, many people sing songs at their table. Others sing at synagogue. Lots of people do both

Shabbat is the Jewish holiday that comes each week. Its roots lie in the biblical story of creation when, in order to complete the work of creating the world, God rested on the seventh day

At sundown on Friday, we light candles, drink grape juice and eat delicious challah. We may do these three things on other nights, but at this time, when Shabbat is about to start, we recite special words called a blessing for each of these actions. These blessings remind us to stop and take a moment to appreciate the special time that is Shabbat.

There are four mitzvot (commandments) associated with Shabbat.

Let your kids go wild! They'll be so proud to see their challah cover on their Shabbat table - and these make for an excellent grandparent gift.

This craft for children ages 5 - 10 results in great candlestick holders to offer your Shabbat visitors to use and to create a festive ambiance

Try this beeswax candle activity with your family.

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