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Welcoming Shabbat – Kiddush

Abstract

How do Jewish rituals and practices enrich the way I experience my life and the world? Students will study the text of the Kiddush and will reflect upon the significance of this ancient Shabbat ritual. An exploration of the relationship of the word kiddush to the word kadosh (sacred, set aside), as well as experiential activities of other Shabbat rituals, such as a creative exploration of ways to welcome Shabbat (see attachment below) are  included in this resource.

Lesson Attachments​

The learner will:

  1. Understand ways in which rituals play an important role in our lives and how rituals like the Kiddush mark Shabbat as special time

  2. Know the meaning of the Kiddush

  3. Be able to suggest their own personal ways to welcome Shabbat

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  2. A hook/s to open the lesson in an engaging fashion and spark the learners’ curiosity

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  4. Suggested activities that enable the students to both process and apply what was learned in a thought provoking and creative fashion

  5. How to do it resources for teaching how to implement ritual/s

Kiddush handout, digital device for playing Kiddush video

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