The 24th Annual
Shabbat Across America
is February 28, 2020!
Shabbat Across Canada
For those of you north of the border, many Canadian synagogues will be taking part in our Shabbat Across Canada initiative. We hope you can join us!
“Turn an ordinary Friday night into something extraordinary!”
On Friday night, February 28, 2020, hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Everyone is invited… singles, couples, families — all ages.
That’s the magic of Shabbat Across America and Shabbat Across Canada. By participating in this continent-wide event, you will not only have the opportunity to experience Shabbat, but you will be sharing your experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America.
No matter what your affiliation or which Shabbat Across America or Shabbat Across Canada location you choose to attend, NJOP’s annual Shabbat program will give you a “taste” of Shabbat. Explanatory services, traditional rituals, delicious meals and lively discussions are all important components of the Shabbat experience, as well as the opportunity to spend the evening with like-minded people, friends and family.
Shabbat Across America or Shabbat Across Canada is for every Jew, and those who are unable to go to a registered location can participate in their own homes or in gatherings with friends/family.
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Why Participate in Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home?
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?
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.
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.
Register here and we'll help you get started with our Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home Guide, Shabbat blessings and prayers, and a Gourmet Shabbat Recipe Guide including 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.
We encourage you to share how you will celebrate Shabbat on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook #ShabbatAtHome.
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NJOP is proud to be able to offer you a selection of informative educational resources for Shabbat. Choose the Shabbat guide that matches your interest level.
The Shabbat Across America and Canada At Home booklet is the perfect guide for the Friday night meal, providing a short explanation and a helpful how-to for each component of the Friday night meal.
Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Shabbat is the perfect resource on the Day of Rest. This eBook includes a little bit of everything: From how to light the Shabbat candles, the secrets of braided challah, the songs of the Sabbath and much more.
The Spirituality at Your Fingertips series provides you with a concise, uplifting and meaningful explanation of Shabbat rituals and practice. The guides will help you learn about essential Shabbat practices, enabling you to experience the beauty of Shabbat in your own home.
Shabbat Candle Lighting
Kiddush and Ha’mo’tzee
The Shabbat Meals
Havdalah and Post-Shabbat
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