Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home

Friday Night, March 13, 2015

Have you experienced the magic of NJOP’s Shabbat Across America and Canada?  Have you wanted to participate but couldn’t? Do you love the idea of creating an evening of warm inspiration, simple peace and beautiful tradition?

For the first time, you can officially recreate the spirit of Shabbat Across America and Canada at home or at another private venue of your choosing.

(For a look at where in North America Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home is taking place, please see the map here.)

Why Participate in Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home?

There is a poignant saying by the Jewish poet/philosopher,  Achad Ha’am, that more than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews. On one special night, tens of thousands of North American Jews will come together in spiritual unison with Jews across the continent and with thousands of years of tradition. Now is your chance to be counted in this campaign that encourages Jews of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate what unifies us all: The Shabbat.

How to Participate:

It’s simple. Host a traditional Friday night Shabbat dinner at your home with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – anyone who would appreciate a warm Shabbat dinner. We provide you with everything you need to get started, including the Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home Guide, Shabbat blessings and prayers, traditional recipes from America’s top chefs like Wolfgang Puck, plus the world’s best chicken soup recipe.

In the spirit of Jewish unity, we ask you to consider serving a kosher dinner and observing the beautiful Shabbat traditions.

If you’d like to host a Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home meal, please register here so we can send you your free Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home Guide and Gourmet Shabbat Recipe Guide.

Prior to Shabbat, we encourage to you to share how you are celebrating Shabbat with your Twitter Followers, Instagram Followers, and Facebook Friends. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #ShabbatAtHome!