Havdalah Service - VIRTUAL

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Havdalah Service with
Rabbi Jaime Aklepi and her family

Havdalah means “separation” and refers to the ritual that ends Shabbat, separating it from the start of the new week.

We drink from a cup of wine — which symbolizes the joy we experienced on Shabbat. We pass a spice box (full of cinnamon or another sweet smelling spice) — which symbolizes the lingering scent of the sweetness of Shabbat. We light a multi-wicked candle — which symbolizes how our busy separate selves come together on Shabbat. The light, the wine and spices all come together to help us carry Shabbat with us through the week until the next Shabbat. We extinguish the candle into the wine to conclude the ceremony, as a final moment of “goodbye” to Shabbat.

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