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Shabbat at Home
Practical tips, suggestions, and guides
Candle Lighting Times for
Bay Shore:
Friday, July 24
7:58 pm
Shabbat, July 25
9:02 pm

Our synagogue remains closed as a precaution to protect the health of all the members of our community. This is an unfortunate situation, and we hope and pray for this pandemic to end and for all those who are sick to be speedily healed.

Please join us for a pre-Shabbat celebration online.
Friday, 7:00 pm https://zoom.us/j/4545886809
We will sing, pray, and say L'chaim together!

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This Shabbat is an amazing opportunity. Your home is your synagogue. You are the Rabbi, Rebbetzin, Cantor and Torah Reader. If you don't usually keep Shabbat fully, try to do it this Shabbat.

Here is what to do:

  • Before candle lighting time (see above), light your Shabbat candles (a special time for prayer).
  • Preceding your Shabbat meal make Kiddush, a blessing over wine declaring Shabbat holy.
  • Enjoy your Shabbat meal (share a Jewish thought, story or lesson).
  • Experience Shabbat's holiness by refraining from cooking and using electronics.
  • Use a Siddur or take a moment to pray from your heart. Make your home a place to connect with G‑d.
  • Click here for a Friday Night user guide
  • Click here for a Shabbat Day user guide 

We've included links below for more tips and guides on how to celebrate Shabbat at home - we hope you find it useful!

With heartfelt prayers for a happy and healthy Shabbat for all,

Rabbi Shimon Stillerman

10 Tips for Preparing for Shabbat While Social Distancing

10 Tips for Preparing for Shabbat While Social Distancing

Coronavirus got you quarantined? Here’s how you’re gonna make it through Shabbat like a pro!

By Menachem Posner

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How to Pray the Shabbat Prayers at Home

How to Pray the Shabbat Prayers at Home

While you may be unable to attend services due to quarantine or canceled services, you can still pray.

By Mordechai Rubin

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How to Cook for Shabbat While Social Distancing

How to Cook for Shabbat While Social Distancing

Whether you’re in official quarantine or social distancing to stay safe, your Shabbat may look very different from usual this week.

By Miriam Szokovski

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In this week's Torah Portion:

DEVORIM


On the first of Shevat (thirty-seven days before his passing), Moses begins his repetition of the Torah to the assembled children of Israel, reviewing the events that occurred and the laws that were given in the course of their forty-year journey from Egypt to Sinai to the Promised Land, rebuking the people for their failings and iniquities, and enjoining them to keep the Torah and observe its commandments in the land that G‑d is giving them as an eternal heritage, into which they shall cross after his death.

Moses recalls his appointment of judges and magistrates to ease his burden of meting out justice to the people and teaching them the word of G‑d; the journey from Sinai through the great and fearsome desert; the sending of the spies and the people’s subsequent spurning of the Promised Land, so that G‑d decreed that the entire generation of the Exodus would die out in the desert. “Also against me,” says Moses, “was G‑d angry for your sake, saying: You, too, shall not go in there.”

Moses also recounts some more recent events: the refusal of the nations of Moab and Ammon to allow the Israelites to pass through their countries; the wars against the Emorite kings Sichon and Og, and the settlement of their lands by the tribes of Reuben and Gad and part of the tribe of Manasseh; and Moses’ message to his successor, Joshua, who will take the people into the Land and lead them in the battles for its conquest: “Fear them not, for the L‑rd your G‑d, He shall fight for you.”

 
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