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Shabbat at Home is an initiative to empower each of us to practice Judaism more independently. During a time when we cannot be fully present with each other in shul, we still have the opportunity to experience Shabbat through rituals and spiritual practices that developed over two millennia. Beth El is ready and eager to help you develop a new spiritual practice or deepen an existing one. Each week, we will add a new Ritual of the Week to the overview below, highlighting one of the four areas of focus in the Shabbat at Home initiative:

Prayer

Siddurim Resources

The Rabbinical Assembly is providing free downloads of the Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat, the Siddur Sim Shalom for weekdays, and the weekly Torah portion from Etz Hayim - click here to view these RA Resources.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Friday night

Hadar provides several audio resources relating to prayer. Click here to learn a service or refresh your prayer skills. If you want to learn different melodies or explore the meaning of certain prayers, click here for the Tefillah Toolkit.

Tallit

How to Wear a Tallit with Cantor Aqua

Ritual

Candle Lighting

How to Light Shabbat Candles with Cantor Schvartz

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Shalom Aleichem

How to Sing Shalom Aleichem with Rabbi Eugene Katz

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Eshet Chayil

Learn How to Sing Eshet Chayil with Neil Weiss

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Blessing the Children

Learn the Blessing Over Children with Shayna Klopott

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Kiddush

Learn How to Recite the Friday Night Kiddush with Barbara Horowitz

A Deeper Understanding -  Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Hand Washing

Learn How To Do Netilat Yadayim (Hand Washing) With Vicki and Nate Fisher

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Hamotzi Blessing

Learn How to Recite the Hamotzi Blessing with Bob Schepp

Learn How to Make Challah with Bob Schepp

Z'mirot

Learn How to Sing Tzur Mishelo with the Malka Family

A Deeper Understanding - Text Sources, Transliteration, & Questions

Birkat Hamazon

Learn How to recite Birkat Hamazon with the Chinitz Family

Study

Mindfulness

If you want to become more independent or you feel like you are missing something and want to learn, our clergy and a group of fellow congregants are ready to be your spiritual hevruta (study partner).

Please contact Andy Collens at candrewcollens@gmail.com if you are interested in learning with someone on any Shabbat topic.

Wed, September 23 2020 5 Tishrei 5781