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Shabbat Week 1: Take Home Shabbat & Guest Kid Blogging

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Shabbat Shalom Gilboa!

In this blog post:

  • Family take-home Shabbat

  • Shabbat blogging (featuring chanichimot of different ages)

Today, we’re so excited to introduce a new structure in Gilboa’s virtual summer- take-home Shabbat! In addition to our community Shabbat every Friday, we’ll be sending out some easy, quick activities you can do as a family to help bring a little bit of the Gilboa Shabbat experience home. Each week, you’ll get a reflective discussion, a recipe you can make, a rikkud (Israeli dance) song of the week, and a havdalah song of the week that you can just relax to.

Family dinner discussion questions:

  1. What’s the rose (best part) and thorn (a challenging part) of your week? What’s your bud (something you’re looking forward to in the coming days?

  2. How do you want to separate this Shabbat from the past week? How do you want to get ready for the coming week?

  3. Reflect on the first week of virtual camp. How has being part of the Gilboa program helped you feel connected to other people this week?

Craft project for this weekend:

Draw a picture of what you would want to do when we’re at Gilboa in person (if you’ve never been there before, take a virtual tour of virtual Gilboa and see photos here). Take a picture or scan your drawing and send it to us ( We’ll make a collage of photos and send it with next week’s post!

Recipe of the Week:

The Lieberman Family Challah

Makes 1 loaf, can easily be doubled or tripled

1 cup of water

1 egg

1tbsp of oil

4 tbsp of sugar

3 cups of flour + more for kneading

½ tsp of salt

½ tbsp yeast

Combine all ingredients in a bowl together and mix until dough is formed. Then move to a floured surface and knead for a few minutes. Let rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Braid (tutorial here), preheat the oven to 350°F while you let it rise again for 20-30 mins and then place in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove when bread is golden brown on top.

Looking for vegan challah? Check out Ada’s recipe here.

Rikkud (Israeli Folk Dance) of the Week:

Tzadik Katamar - this is an easy rikkud song that happens early in the night.

If you want to learn the dance, Natasha teaches us the moves in this video.

Havdalah Song of the Week:

Such Great Heights by Iron and Wine

Guest Bloggers (Gilboa Campers)