The Shabbat Meals
Having a beautiful Shabbat meal could be the experience that turns, acquaintances into friends, friends into family and keeps families together even in hard times.
Friday and Saturday (November 6th &7th)
Enjoy the tradition of a Shabbat Dinner with family as well as new and old friends. Shabbat is ushered in by lighting candles and reciting a blessing. The evening dinner that typically begins with Kiddish (blessing over wine) and a blessing recited over two loaves of challah followed by a festive meal. Singing is an optional tradition at Shabbat meals.
THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY MEALS AND PLACEMENTS IN PEOPLES HOMES -
Hopefully that part of Shabbat San Diego will be able to continue in 2021. But for how PLEASE check out our Shabbat Resource page for ways to make this Shabbat extra special in your home.
REQUEST OF A TWELVE YEAR OLD ON HER BAT MITZVAH
The first woman to harness spiritual light was Sarah,
as in Sara and Abraham, the first Jews.
Her Shabbat candles, they say, burned straight through from Shabbat to Shabbat.
All week long, they made everything in her home shine; everything they ate, everything they owned, everything they did.
She passed that power on to her
great-granddaughters for all generations.
So when one Jewish girl lights a single candle
just before sunset on Friday, saying a blessing and
a little prayer, she’s not alone.
She’s lighting together with Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah
and all the Jewish mothers and daughters
for hundreds of generations
With the flicker of a million flames
each and every Friday night,
we can bring light to some of the darkest places on earth and usher peace throughout the world.
Please join me in this important Mitzvah.
Together we can light up our world.