Shabbat is a 25-hour period of rest lasting from just before sunset on Friday evening until nightfall on Saturday. The idea is to take a break from ordinary life, and focus on family, community, and spiritual growth.

This collection features resources that can be used to plan Shabbat experiences around a particular theme as well as materials for teaching about Shabbat in general. 

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These Shabbat blessings, created by Gateways' experienced special education teachers, are Illustrated with Tobii Dynavox Picture Communication Symbols®. Illustrating each word with a symbol helps to make these blessings more accessible and understandable for pre-readers and students with disabilities. Students can use these printouts to follow along with the blessing, learn how to recite the blessing, and learn the blessing’s meaning.

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Challas and other Shabbat signifiers

A session to discuss reproductive rights with teens from a Jewish lens.

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Climate Action Shabbat Guide

This Shabbat Guide is organized around how to take meaningful climate action as an individual, in community, and beyond.

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Suggestions, themes, and resources for clergy planning to give a sermon about or related to Pride Month.

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A set of conversation topics, activities and conversation guides to accompany a Mental Health Shabbat.

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Family Shabbat

Explore PJ Library's resources for families including recipes, craft projects, and book recommendations. 

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Shabbat candles

A guide for a Shabbat dinner focused on mindfulness. Includes teachings, meditations, yoga, and reflections.

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Shabbat

Bimbam presents videos for teaching Shabbat and Havdalah blessings to young children.

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Social Story

This Social Story describes going to synagogue and prepares kids for what to expect

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Curricula in support of the Rabbi Sacks Global Day of Jewish Learning on the theme of From Optimism to Hope.

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