As the 12th century medieval poet Yehuda HaLevi wrote in the song Yom Shabbaton:
“The day of rest should not be forgotten;
Its memory is like a fragrant aroma.
On it the dove finds rest
There shall rest exhausted ones.”
As Reform Jews, we celebrate Shabbat in different ways that are meaningful to us, to our community and the people around us.
Reform Judaism Shabbat
We held our first Reform Judaism Shabbat last October, joining Jews around the UK to celebrate Shabbat. Matching our values, Reform Judaism Shabbat is inclusive and open to everybody who wants to participate.
It is traditional to help others on a Friday so that they might have more a peaceful Shabbat. We can prepare for Shabbat by acts of tikkun, social action for others, that in turn, enable us to enter Shabbat in a better way for ourselves.
Below you can download some educational resource packs which you can use to enhance your experience of Shabbat.