When you join Rekindle Shabbat, your family recieves:
- FREE, delicious fully-cooked Shabbat meals on Fridays –
January 8, March 5 and May 14
- Virtual musical Shabbat family services at 5:30 p.m. EST on Rekindle Shabbat dates led by educator performer Eliana Light (optional)
- A beautiful Shabbat kit (for new families) stocked with Shabbat candles and candlesticks, challah cover, wine cup, tzedakah box, and more
- Educational video about Shabbat home rituals for parents who are new to the program
- Lots of resources to make your family’s Shabbat celebrations memorable
Rekindle Shabbat is FREE and open to Jewish and interfaith families (with children who are teens and younger), who live in or are affiliated with a Jewish organization, in our service area.
For more information contact Sharon Wyner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-565-4450.
*Due to the pandemic, it is not expected that families will do Rekindle Shabbat with a buddy family.
What Rekindle Shabbat means to our families:
“We have been meaning to start a Shabbat routine in our home. With the starter kit and prayers, we’ve been able to make our Friday nights special for our family. It’s been a key element of introducing our son to Judaism.”
-Ashley Serotta, South Hamilton
“My husband is Jewish, yet does not practice his faith. This was a way for me to learn about his heritage and pass it on to his/our children. We learned the Hebrew words and about the special traditions involved with Shabbat.”
-Danielle Panneton, Middleton
“We always celebrated Shabbat, but this made it more likely that we would invite another family over.”
-David Kaufman, Lynnfield
“Rekindle Shabbat got our family to come closer together in enjoyment of our Jewish beliefs.”
-Faina Makhler, Salem
“Rekindle Shabbat helped us to meet and connect with other young Jewish families we might not have otherwise met. It’s a tradition our family looks forward to and it’s great to see the kids in our group grow up together with it, too.
-Keiko Zoll, Salem
“Rekindle Shabbat helps my blended family learn about the meaning of Shabbat and carry on the tradition in an easy way. Having a buddy family also keeps us accountable to celebrating consistently.”
-Sarah Tugender, Danvers
“My teenagers are so happy to hear our Rekindle night is coming up, they really enjoy it so much. It’s a time for us to put everything else aside, and just relax, and talk about what we are thankful for and be happy our week is completed.”
-Linda Goodspeed, Beverly
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