Shabbat at Home

Celebrating Shabbat is a wonderful way for your family to reconnect after a week of various responsibilities. Jewish Together – Boulder has compiled a plethora of resources that may ignite or reinvigorate your home celebrations.

How to Host a Sustainable Shabbat Dinner and Greening Your Shabbat Table – All of the aspects of hosting a meal are opportunities to discover ways to make your actions more sustainable and balanced and explore the ways that Jewish tradition can support you in living with your values. These guides will help you plan your meal, think about what to serve, and bring some insightful Jewish learning to your table. Brought to you by Hazon.
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Basic Prayers for Friday Night – traditional Shabbat blessings

Volunteer – Once a month Jewish Family Service hosts Shabbat at the various senior living communities in Boulder County. Volunteers are a huge part of making these holidays festive and fun. Contact Ingrid Swords for more details iswords@jewishfamilyservice.org.
 

Resources

I’ve been invited to Shabbat dinner, what can I expect?
 
Looking for a Shabbat dinner? Try Shabbat.com.
 
Guest Blog
Mmmm. What’s that Smell? – Rabbi Marc Soloway, Congregation Bonai Shalom
Omer, Shmita, Fair Food, Sabbatical – Nigel Savage, Executive Director of Hazon
 
Recipes
High Altitude Challah (from food.com and allrecipes.com)
The Jew and the Carrot – compilation of recipes from a food blog about Jews, Food and Contemporary Issues (sponsored by Hazon). We’ve pulled out all of the “Shabbat meals” recipes from the blog.
 
Where can I find it?
Challah
Kosher Wine
 
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Look what South Africa did last year! They are looking to make it worldwide for 2014.

Check out these great websites for ideas:

Shabbat Across America has 1 page guides on Friday night rituals
The Undo List – become an undoer by subscribing to a list with ideas for activities and questions for your dinner table or just go to the website for weekly suggestions
Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Shabbat – download this 34 page booklet that contains quizzes, recipes, games, songs, how to instructions, puzzles and word searches from National Jewish Outreach Program
Sabbath Manifesto – 10 easy principles one could follow for a soulful Shabbat
Unscrolled – the newest website from Reboot. Weekly commentary on the Torah portion in 140 words or less
6 Tips for Hosting Shabbat Dinner – tips from Jewish U Chicago