The days and weeks are all running together as we are adjusting to this new normal in self-quarantine. Have you found yourself double and triple checking what day of the week it is? It may feel like March dragged on forever, while April went by in a snap (or not!). When you are working from home, virtually schooling your children and limiting contact with the outside world, it can be hard to separate the week from the weekend. Luckily, Judaism has a built-in ritual to help us mark the passing of time—Shabbat!
18Doors is jumping on the #FancyFriday bandwagon! While you can of course mark the sabbath with candle lighting, challah, and wine, there are other ways to make Fridays and Shabbat feel a little fancy. Try out some of our suggestions (or think of something new and creative) and share your pictures on social media! Make sure to use our hashtag (#FancyFriday) and tag us (@18Doorsorg) so we can share your pictures!
Ideas to make your Friday a bit fancier:
For Families with Young Children
Have a Fancy Friday parade! Pull out your fanciest duds and all the musical instruments you can find. Parade around the house and enjoy getting silly!
Pull out your costume box and bring a new persona to the dinner table.
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