We were blown away by how many families responded to our Shabbat box program. Last month, over 180 families registered to receive a Shabbat box and to host another family for Shabbat dinner. Some families are hosting as many as eight others! We loved hearing that our box of resources provided families with the tools and inspiration to celebrate Shabbat at home. Your words are wonderful and your pictures speak volumes! Please send your feedback and pictures to Lori Rubin at lrubin@jewishlearningventure.org. Here are some of the positive comments that we’ve received so far:

“We had a lovely dinner with our friends Celebrating Shabbat. We all loved the laminated cards with the blessings and the Shabbat conversation starters. Thank you for the fun opportunity to share Shabbat with our friends!”

“The Shabbat box is great!! So many wonderful goodies inside not only for the kids to enjoy, but I am looking forward to trying some of those recipes!! Thank you jkidphilly!”

“Shavuah Tov! Hope you’re staying warm and having a good weekend! We weren’t able to get any pictures last night, but just wanted to thank you and Jewish Learning Venture for the Shabbat box! Gabrielle loved coloring everything, the stickers were adorable and the laminated prayers are so awesome! You are doing amazing work and we are so thankful that organizations like yours exist!”

“The wonderful jkidphilly sent me a Shabbat In Box full of great ideas to celebrate shabbat.”

“It was beautiful! Such a great idea to put this box together! The kids really enjoyed and we plan to do it again!”

Shabbat baby“We loved the recipe cards and prayers! Very easy to follow! I have to small kids one is a newborn and one is a toddler 17 months. Would like to expose my children to customs and traditions early on.”

“This was our first time having a traditional Shabbat dinner, and the information we received along with the “supplies” helped me a lot. I always wanted to do it but did not know how and lacked time to do my research. The opportunity you provided was a great start for future Shabbats!”

“We don’t do a formal Shabbat dinner most Friday’s so it will be nice to pre-plan with all the goodies in the box.”

“The books and CD’s are our favorites but these extra’s like the Shabbat box are very much a treat.”

Shabbat kids