COVID-19 | Program Status

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the Coronavirus and heeding the recommendation of medical professionals to forego large gatherings for the time being, NJOP will not be going forward with our usual, in-person Shabbat Across America and Canada celebration in 2021 as we have in years past. Instead, we will promoting the Shabbat Across America and Canada At Home experience that will focus on couples, immediate family, and individuals celebrating in their home on March 5, 2021.  We will soon update this page and provide resources and exciting opportunities to take part in this special initiative.   We hope to reinstate the traditional on-location Shabbat Across America and Canada in future years. We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.
Thank you for your understanding.

Shabbat Across America Presentation

NJOP Founder and Director Ephraim Z. Buchwald and co-host Hilly Gross with special guest David Schoen

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COVID-19 | Program Status

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the Coronavirus and heeding the recommendation of medical professionals to forego large gatherings for the time being, NJOP will not be going forward with our usual, in-person Shabbat Across America and Canada celebration in 2021 as we have in years past. Instead, we will promoting the Shabbat Across America and Canada At Home experience that will focus on couples, immediate family, and individuals celebrating in their home on March 5, 2021. We hope to reinstate the traditional on-location Shabbat Across America and Canada in future years. We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.
Thank you for your understanding.

Shabbat Across America Shabbat Across America and Canada 2021 is sponsored by the Zeisel Family in memory of Henry I. and Gloria Zeisel, z”l.

The 25th Annual

Shabbat Across America and Canada

is March 5, 2021!

Are you a rabbi or synagogue lay leader who
would like your congregation to take part? Register here.
Click here to register to receive materials for your Shabbat at Home

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, 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… 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.

Can’t find a Shabbat event in your area?

Learn how to observe Shabbat in your own home.

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.

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

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    The Spirit of Shabbat

    "More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews."

    -Achad Ha’am

    Click here to participate, receive free materials, and celebrate what unifies us all: The Shabbat.

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      Check the map or run a search above to see if there is a Shabbat Across America and Canada taking place in a community near you. Use the information provided in the listing to contact our partners to register or learn more.

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      Shabbat Resources


      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.

      Introductory Guide

      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.

      Detailed Guide

      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.

      Welcoming Shabbat: Shabbat Candle LightingSanctifying Shabbat: Kiddush and Ha'Mo'TzeeEnjoying Shabbat: The Shabbat MealsLeaving Shabbat: Havdalah and Post-Shabbat

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