Here are resources for you to connect with other Russian-Jewish families and learn more about celebrating Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. 

Russian-Jewish Family-Oriented Organizations in the NY area


Hosting Shabbat resources
  • Shabbat2Go DIY Kit - created by the Storahtelling Lab/Shul project, these downloadable PDF table center pieces include two table-tents and one standing three-fold – containing a selection of blessings, rituals and questions to help you "upgrade friday dinner into a feast for all senses."

  • RitualWell - community resource where you can find, create and share Jewish ritual of all kinds. 

Book Recommendations
  • PJ Library - The PJ Library sends (free) Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to families with children through age six.

  • Hayim Donin, To Pray as  a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and Synagogue Service

  • Marcia Falk, The Book of Blessings: A New Prayer Book for the Weekdays, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival  


Music Recommendations
  • Zemirot Database - an editable online database for zemirot, liturgy, and other Jewish songs.

  • The Zmiros Project - with Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg - recordings of Chassidic Shabbat nigns and zmirot by some of the greatest living klezmers.

  • Shirey Shabbat - Israeli recording of Shabbat songs in Hebrew performed by Tova Ben-Zvi and a chorus of kids

  • Shabbat is Here - songs and narration by Paul Zim and a chorus of kids

Yiddish Resources
  • YiddishPop - YiddishPOP promotes Yiddish language acquisition through. animated movies, games, and other exciting study tools

  • Yiddish Song of the Week - a blog devoted to archival recordings of folksingers, with song lyrics, translations and extensive background notes. 


Shabbat Necessities



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