Disabilities Shabbat Dinners
On Friday evenings Jewish families around the world gather for Shabbat dinner. Tables are set with white tablecloths and good dishes. Candles are lit and dinner begins with Kiddush, a prayer over wine; a song; and Motzi, a blessing recited over two loaves of challah. It’s a festive time when families can transition from their hectic lives to a more relaxed and spiritual place.
In honor of its Jewish traditions, JF&CS makes it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy this special meal and is looking for volunteers to help. The agency hosts two Shabbat dinners – a large community meal held at its Waltham Headquarters once a month and small, intimate gatherings at one of the seven JF&CS residential programs on the other Friday nights. The dinners are an important way for program consumers – adults living in a JF&CS residence or receiving staff support from JF&CS – to spend time together and enjoy this time honored tradition.