Re-imagine a More Joyful Shabbat at Home – Down-to-Earth Ideas for Your Family

Celebrate Shabbat: How to Create Joyful Home TraditionsIs a tiara part of your Shabbat celebration? It could be. (See* below.)

How about pizza? Yup, that, too.

We all live such busy lives. What a gift it would be to “use” Shabbat to unplug and be more present with our families!

As we move past the High Holidays, and as the darkness falls faster, the twinkling lights of Shabbat candles are more welcome – and welcoming – than ever.

“Celebrate Shabbat” e-guide for less than $1

Until the end of October, we are offering our downloadable “Celebrate Shabbat: How to Create Joyful Home Traditions” for just $.99 using code OCTOBERSHABBAT at check-out.

We share how to:

  1. Put together a Shabbat Kit that saves you oodles of time forever after.
  2. Choose from seven different 5-minute ideas to set a peaceful mood on Friday evening.
  3. Come up with Saturday family activities that make the day feel more special.
  4. Plan a magical Havdalah ceremony on Saturday night.

In addition, you get links to beautiful Shabbat music that you can download as MP3s. I share many of my personal favorites – a mix of Hebrew and English, a variety of slow-and-soulful and jazzy-and-upbeat.

Then, because we’re lucky enough to be grand ‘rents, we include a short chapter “Especially for Grandparents.”

Praise for Down-to-Earth Shabbat Ideas 

Here’s what three Moms shared with us:

Adding Shabbat ritual to an already crazy schedule seems impossible some weeks. ‘Celebrate Shabbat: How to Create Joyful Home Traditions’ e-guide helps me to realize Shabbat is not another thing to do, but a way of creating a special time for me and my little one. If wearing tiaras* at dinner is part of what makes Shabbat special, then so be it.  –  AJ

The Shabbat e-guide was great! We’re just starting to celebrate Shabbat as a family, so this couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I love the way the information was presented in such a friendly manner. Not intimidating at all. And the links to more information and resources . . . were such a help! I especially loved the story about the challah cover . . . Such a wonderful reminder that it doesn’t all have to be the perfect celebration, it just has to be your celebration. I love, love, love that! – Beth

I converted to Judaism and absolutely love everything about the faith and especially the holidays. I do easily become overwhelmed because I have little sense of what is normal or expected. Your guide has given me a place to start in creating something unique for my family, while keeping true to tradition. I originally purchased your Passover guide and it was a lifesaver. –  Hannah

Your turn

When I was little, we had three records of Israeli music.  After Shabbat dinner, I would put them on the record player (um, remember record players?!) and listen to them, over and over, until I fell asleep. Those songs have been dear to me ever since. What are your sweetest Shabbat memories?

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Unplugging for Shabbat – What Does that Look Like for You? 

Tzedakah Box for Shabbat 

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