Whoops! Missed lighting those Friday night candles? When the beginning of Shabbat comes and goes and you’re just happy you got something edible in your kids’ mouths and what could loosely pass as a bath, it’s OK! There’s still time to celebrate and honor the end of the week and bring in the coming week together as a family. There are tons of ways to continue celebrating this 24-hour long weekly holiday that are easy, fun and comfortable for interfaith families no matter how familiar–or not–you are with Shabbat rituals. The main thing is to take a pause in your busy lives to be together as a family.
Whether you have 5 minutes, 10 minutes or one hour to spare, here are things you can still do in the spirit of Shabbat.
Shabbat doesn’t need to be time-consuming or difficult to plan. Taking time to acknowledge each other and the world around you and give gratitude for those things can be a simple way to bring this moment into our lives, while still being present in our daily activities. Take that time to breathe for yourself and for your family.
And if you need a little help or want to do more, our cheat sheet can help you through.