Rekindle Shabbat

PJ Library Families get everything needed to enjoy Shabbat at home:

  • Free, delicious fully-cooked Shabbat meals
  • Online educational video for parents about Shabbat home rituals
  • Free, fully-stocked Shabbat kit, including candles, candlesticks, tzedakah box, wine cup, challah coverand more
Register today to participate in PJ Library Rekindle Shabbat with your family. You can invite a buddy family to join you!

PJ Library Rekindle Shabbat is free and open to Jewish and interfaith families, with children teens and younger, who live in, or are affiliated with a Jewish organization, in any of the 30 cities and towns in the Foundation’s service area. Others may pay to participate.

For more information about PJ Library Rekindle Shabbator to register, contact Rachael Lock at 978-740-4404 or email

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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