Rekindle Shabbat

Next Event: October 14, 2022 Free
Jewish girl and mother cover eyes to recite Shabbat blessing
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Making it easy to celebrate Shabbat in your home with friends and family!

Rekindle Shabbat is open to Jewish and interfaith families with children, teens and younger who live in or are affiliated with a Jewish organization in our Merrimack Valley or North Shore service area.

New families: Receive a Shabbat kit containing everything you need to recognize Shabbat, and kosher, catered Shabbat meals four times a year. You can celebrate Shabbat starting at whatever time works best for you.

Past participants: Join us for specially themed Shabbat meals this year!


  • Oct. 14, 2022: Harvest-themed food for Sukkot
  • Dec. 16, 2022: Hanukkah-themed food
  • Feb. 10, 2023: Tu B’Shevat-themed food for the holiday of the trees
  • May 5, 2023: Israeli-themed food for Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Day)

For more information, contact Lynne Krasker Schultz at

What Rekindle Shabbat means to our families:

“We have been meaning to start a Shabbat routine in our home. With the starter kit and prayers, we’ve been able to make our Friday nights special for our family. It’s been a key element of introducing our son to Judaism.”
—Ashley Serotta, South Hamilton

“My husband is Jewish, yet does not practice his faith. This was a way for me to learn about his heritage and pass it on to his/our children. We learned the Hebrew words and about the special traditions involved with Shabbat.”
—Danielle Panneton, Middleton

“We always celebrated Shabbat, but this made it more likely that we would invite another family over.”
—David Kaufman, Lynnfield

“Rekindle Shabbat got our family to come closer together in enjoyment of our Jewish beliefs.”
—Faina Makhler, Salem

“Rekindle Shabbat helped us to meet and connect with other young Jewish families we might not have otherwise met. It’s a tradition our family looks forward to and it’s great to see the kids in our group grow up together with it, too.”
—Keiko Zoll, Salem

“Rekindle Shabbat helps my blended family learn about the meaning of Shabbat and carry on the tradition in an easy way. Having a buddy family also keeps us accountable to celebrating consistently.”
—Sarah Tugender, Danvers

“My teenagers are so happy to hear our Rekindle Shabbat night is coming up; they really enjoy it so much. It’s a time for us to put everything else aside and just relax and talk about what we are thankful for and be happy our week is completed.”
—Linda Goodspeed, Beverly

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Friday, October 14, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, December 16, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, February 10, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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