The Fourth of the Ten Commandments is: “Remember [Zachor] the Shabbat day to keep it holy ... for G‑d created the world in six days and rested on the seventh” [Exodus 20:8]. By resting on Shabbat we declare our belief in G‑d as the Creator of the Universe. Shabbat is the cornerstone of the Jewish religion. It is the one day in a week that we should divert our attention from weekday matters and concentrate on the spiritual purpose of life — to serve G‑d through the Torah and Mitzvot. It recharges our spiritual batteries for the week. Shabbat is a time for family's to gather together for special time focused on their children and G-d. It is a time to be grateful for all that we have, a time to thank G-d for our blessing and a time to eat delicious traditional food together uninterrupted by phones calls, texts, facebook, twitter or emails.
Family Shabbat Dinner
It is so beautiful to see family's in our community working together to create a beautiful night with friends and family. Shabbat is the most special day in our week and we want to share the joyous experience with you and your family. The Family Shabbat Dinner is open to anyone who would like to meet new friends, feel a part of a community and learn more about Shabbat. The dinner focusses primarily on the children. We try our best through games, incentives and songs to encourage the children to participate in the Shabbat traditions of reciting the prayers and blessings and learning a lesson from the weekly Torah portion and they are rewarded for it. We also mention all the children who have a birthday in the coming month. So leave your cell phones at home (or out of sight) and join us and our community, you won't regret it!
The cost of dinner is $18/adult with 1 child free. Additional children under 18 $5/child.
BLESSINGS, RITUALS & EXPLANATIONS
All prayers are printed out in English and Hebrew and transliterated.
You are welcome to use whatever language you are most comfortable with. )