Resources for a Virtual Shabbat

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How do you celebrate Shabbat when you’re not supposed to leave the house?

Each week Shabbat is a time of faith, fun, friends, and a family. An unprecedented pandemic has resulted in many being unable to celebrate together in the fashion to which they are accustomed. Even though we must celebrate the apart, it doesn’t mean we have to celebrate alone. Here are some resources to help you and your family navigate Shabbat during times when you can’t be together. has compiled a list of resources and inspirations for this time of social distancing. You can find it here.

Chabad has also written a list of tips on how to prepare for Shabbat while social distancing. You can read it here.

They also put out this piece on how to conduct Shabbat prayers at home.

The Union for Reform Judaism has gathered a list of resources that can be accessed here and a list of virtual events that can be read here.

Temple Israel of Boston has a variety of virtual services and programs including weekly Shabbat services offered via Zoom. You can access these events here.

Lab/Shul hosts virtual gathering to discuss spirituality through spoken art and conversation. They have several Shabbat programs that can be found here.

OneTable has produced an ebook on hosting a solo Shabbat that still feels connected. It can be read here.

OneTable also hosts a variety of virtual events including ones for Shabbat, you can join them here. wrote an article on how to have a meaningful Shabbat while in your own home. It can be found here.

TC Jewfolk has this article about finding new traditions while living under quarantine.