Create a "Shabbos Table Home"
Transform Your Family!
Carving out a time of peace & joy for the family
A time for Sabbath rest without distraction
Filling your home with Spiritual harmony
Repairing the American Family
One Friday evening at a time
The Shabbos Table Project is a campaign to restore and repair the family unit and to restore the spiritual heritage of the Sabbath. The Bible says, "Keep the Sabbath Holy" (Ex. 20:8). Sabbath-keeping is all but lost in our society and the family unit has struggled to stay together. Rabbi Eric will help your family come together over Zoom and teach you how to initiate the Sabbath and keep it holy with a short prayer service and songs, the lighting of candles, and the blessings over bread and wine. The ritual is a way to sanctify the time allowing your family to usher in an undisturbed atmosphere of peace and love, over a special meal.
Learning to keep Shabbat releases the blessings of Heaven and sets in motion a new spiritual trajectory for your family. The Bible says,
"If you turn back your foot from Shabbat, from doing your pleasure on My holy day, and call Shabbat a delight, the holy day of Adonai honorable, If you honor it, not going your own ways, not seeking your own pleasure, nor speaking your usual speech, then You will delight yourself in Adonai, and I will let you ride over the heights of the earth, I will feed you with the heritage of your father Jacob." (Isaiah 58:13-14).
The benefits of having a meal with your family on Friday evenings, over candlelight, and the bread and wine, saying the blessings and learning the songs together all help to bring unity back to the family. You will see remarkable changes over time.
"It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, To sing praises to Your name, O Most High" (Psalm 92:1).
First, discuss this with your family. Ask them for their participation, that the family will do this for our own sake to build stronger family ties. Get them on board first. We don't recommend springing this on them as a surprise. Once everyone's on board and you've picked which Friday night you want to start (Shabbos Table Project kicks off 10-2-20), use the link below to Register, as soon as you do you'll receive an automatic email with the Zoom link details and start time. Next, download your Free Menu Guide if you want to get some suggested meal prep ideas. Give yourself plenty of time before Shabbat to shop and prepare for the meal. Get the kids to help shop and cook, the experience is a whole family involvement the excitement will grow all week. Mom shouldn't be doing all the prep! No one should be exhausted, this is a special meal, and counting down the days builds the joy. Whatever your family prefers to eat is fine, the point is that you're all getting together for this! Finally, also download the Shabbos Table Prayers and Songs for Beginners below. Print one for each member of your family!
NOTE: These docs are in PDF format.
Honoring God & His Shabbat!
Strengthening the family!
Growing spiritually together!
Quality Time with Loved ones!
Inviting friends to experience!
Establishing a new tradition!
Filling the home with joy!
Sanctifying your home!
Releasing flow of blessing!
Enjoyment and fun!