Rekindle Shabbat

*Doing Rekindle Shabbat with a Buddy Family is not a requirement in 2021.  

When you join Rekindle Shabbat, your family receives:

  • FREE, delicious fully-cooked Shabbat meals on Fridays –
    January 8, March 5 and May 14
  • 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
  • OPTIONAL – Virtual Sing-in Shabbat with musician Eliana Light at 5:30 p.m.

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 our service area.

For more information contact Sharon Wyner at swyner@lappinfoundation.org or 978-565-4450.

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

 

                                         

 

Upcoming Programs

PJ Library Sing-in Shabbat

PJ Library Sing-in Shabbat

Friday, May 14 @ 5:30 p.m. EST on Zoom Sing-in Shabbat with award-winning song writer and educator, Eliana Light! For more information contact Sharon Wyner at...

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Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism

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