The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. To that end, Jews around the globe are celebrating — #ShowUpForShabbat — a nationwide initiative aimed at filling synagogues across the country this weekend, and by extension, showing direct solidarity to the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

In light of the above, rabbis and educators around the globe are preparing for this grassroots event and are also educating their students about all things Shabbat-related.

Indeed, many participants to #ShowUpForShabbat will be people who have committed to come to services for the first time (in a long time). To help you best educate your students as to what Shabbat is all about and how it  is the holy day of rest, we have compiled a roundup of helpful links below that provide free classes, downloadable prayer books, resources, articles and more to help you and others have an inspiring Shabbat!

Free from Olami Resources

The Olami Resources Online Resources Page for Shabbat

The Free Kabbalat Shabbat Experience Siddur for Newcomers


Free Morasha Syllabus Shiurim

Shabbat I: Plugging into the Goals of Life

Shabbat II: The Shabbat Experience


Free Thinking Gemara Shiur

Shabbat in Outer Space


Featured Blogposts

How to Add Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times to Your Website

The Free Guide to Early Shabbat

New & Free eBook: 7 Questions to Appreciate the Gift of Shabbos

Rediscover – For the First Time


Free from NCSY’s Education Site

Check out the Shabbos Project collection on NCSY’s Education site (some are locked and only available to NCSY staff), including:

– Kiddush for Friday Night (Translated and Transliterated)

– Havdallah Cards

– Hafrashas Challah Cards

– What’s Going on at the Shabbos Table (infographic)

– and much more!

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