Ready to join the world in keeping the Shabbat of 27/28 October? Here are three simple ways:

Leave your work at the office or in the classroom. Take 25 hours to enjoy yourself and your family. Let deadlines, bottom lines and grades slip away – till next week!

Hang up your car keys or give public transport a miss. Walk your streets together and see your neighbourhood like you’ve never seen it before.

Like your friends to their face, play offline games and have some one-on-one real-time conversations. Switch off all your devices and screens for 25 hours.

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Count me in! I will be keeping Shabbat on 26/27 October 2018.



Stars are out. It's time to get together and celebrate. From Challah Bakes to Havdallah Concerts and everything in between, this is a useful guide to all the events taking place around the world.

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To do or not to do? A lot happens between sunset on Friday and stars out on Saturday night. These helpful tools will make keeping Shabbat with the rest of world a lot easier.

Shabbat Map

The Shabbat Map is a short guide designed to get you ready for the big Shabbat. Whether you’re gearing up a month, a week or a couple of days before, the map is here to guide you – from what to buy, how to get your house ready and what to expect on the day.


25 Hours

25 Hours is your companion for the 25 hours of Shabbat. It’s rich with ritual and opportunity for connection. From Kiddush and blessing your children on Friday night to the beautiful Havdallah ceremony that commemorates the end of Shabbat.


Friday Night Prayer Book

The Friday Night Prayer book is a short, easy to follow booklet that includes all the prayers for the Friday night service as well as the songs and prayers said before the Shabbat meal. Whether you are going to a synagogue, joining a gathering outside or praying at home - this booklet will help make it easy to follow along with the service and to enjoy it!


Friday Night Guide

The Friday Night Guide accompanies you through the method and meaning of the beautiful and age-old Shabbat dinner rituals — including kiddush and the blessing of the children.


The Shabbat Lunch Guide

The Shabbat Lunch Guide is a wonderful companion to infuse your Shabbat lunch with meaning. It includes the Shabbat Day Kiddush as well as inspiring ideas for the day.


Third Meal Guide

The Third Meal Guide introduces the songs and rituals that fill this final Shabbat meal with meaning and emotion.


Grace after meals

Grace after meals is said after eating bread. On Shabbat we have a number of additional sentences and paragraphs to recognise the holiness of the day.


Havdallah Guide

Havdallah is said at the close Shabbat to usher in the new week.

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