Shabbat

More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jews.

An Oasis in Time

The Jewish Sabbath has been called an “oasis in time.” This heavenly gift, “Divine Therapy,” if you will, is a unique opportunity for spiritual and psychological renewal that comes every week, and it’s free! Contemporary observers often speak of the need for “quality time.” Shabbat teaches that there cannot be quality time without quantity time. Shabbat is indeed an idea whose time has come.

Sacred Time

As we enter the 21st century, the world has never needed Shabbat more. Our society desperately needs time to catch its breath, to look inward, not outward, to be introspective. We need an opportunity to hug our children, look our spouses in the eye, and engage in true communication, without constant interruptions of telephones, radios, videos and computer games. For all our valued technological advancements (streaming music, smart phones, internet, smart homes, etc.)  our ability to communicate has greatly diminished. In fact, studies indicate that the average American parent speaks with his/her children no more than 11 minutes a day and watches television 35.5 hours a week!

We, and our families, need “sacred time.” Shabbat provides just that, and much more. It has been said, “More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jews.” It is an elixir of life. It is G-d’s greatest gift to human-kind. Embrace it! Savor a taste of the world to come.

Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Shabbat

Jewish Treats and our parent organization NJOP, are excited to introduce our Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Shabbat eBook- your online resource to 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.  Everything you need to know and have been wondering about Shabbat is now right at your fingertips!

Please share this fun and informative Shabbat eBook with your friends and family!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Print the Jewish Treats Complete Guide to Shabbat or use the interface on this page to view or download.

*We’d love for you to be able to enjoy this Jewish Treats eBook on Shabbat, as well as during the week. To use it on Shabbat, be sure to print your copy before sunset on Friday to stay within the Shabbat spirit.

Shabbat Programs

NJOP is proud to be able to offer you a selection of informative educational resources for Shabbat.

Shabbat Across America and Canada

“Turn an ordinary Friday night into something extraordinary!” On Friday night, March 5, 2021, 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…

Shabbat Across America 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?…

Beginners Service

Designed specifically for the novice worshiper, this free explanatory prayer service is conducted in both Hebrew and English, and provides a comfortable non-judgmental venue for those with little synagogue experience…

CommUNITY

Take the Shabbat Across America and Canada unity challenge and organize a CommUNITY Shabbat Across America and Canada. The CommUNITY initiative requires multiple organizations in one city to work together to create…

Send us message to have us contact you about running any of our Shabbat programs or call 1-800-44-HEBREW.