October - Shabbat as a Mitzvah

Shabbat as a Mitzvah from Congregation Beth Shalom on Vimeo.

Rabbi Carl Wolkin discusses Shabbat as a Mitzvah as part of Congregation Beth Shalom's Mitzvah Initiative


SHABBAT as a MITZVAH study material

A PDF version of the Shabbat as a Mitzvah study material (pages 52- 57) may be downloaded and viewed on your computer (or printed if you find it difficult to read on your computer) by clicking here.

Please remember to read the Discussion Questions before you begin studying! Combined with the short video above, the questions will frame the selected texts for you. After you have finished, go back and reread the Discussion Questions to see if anything you have seen or read makes you feel any different.


Shabbat Bibliography -- Items available in our Learning Resource Center

Click here to find a Shabbat bibliography of items available for check out in our Learning Resource Center.


A few suggestions for involving yourself in Shabbat as a Mitzvah

In my home 

  • have a Shabbat dinner together as a family
  • light and bless the candles
  • recite kiddush
  • bless challot
  • bless your child(ren)
  • try a timeless Shabbat---put your watch away and let the length of the day be your clock
  • ignore your phone/cell phone


At Beth Shalom

  • if you are a K - 2 Religious School Parent, come to our Shabbat as a Mitzvah Workshop on 10/10/10!
  • be a part of the community any (or every) Friday night or Saturday morning
  • stay after services for kiddush and really immerse yourself in community
  • attend our CBS Shabbat Dinner on October 29, 2010


To complete this session of online study, please click here for our ONLINE SHABBAT as a MITZVAH Survey.


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