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Join a worldwide movement to be ready for Shabbos early - 
experience the "Gift of Chatzos", and change your life!

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Special guest Azriella Jaffe | Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 8:00pm | BJ Zoom
Hear from the founder of the Chatzos movement why taking on this challenge is worthwhile, and how to make it work in your home.
Bring your questions - and get ready to be inspired to make a small change with a huge impact! All are welcome to join.
Please RSVP to sfberkowitz@bethjacobatlanta.org; 'walk-ins' are welcome. 

The gift of chatzos (mid-day) is the peace, calm, and blessing that descends on a home when most of the Shabbos prep is done by mid-day, and the afternoon is saved for light tasks. Candle lighting remains at the usual time, and melacha (work) is of course permitted until then.  

But how can that happen when so many people work or go to school until the late afternoon? It requires a paradigm shift, and some planning, but people from all walks of life have made it work. The key is to spread Shabbos prep tasks throughout the week, doing something small - or big - each day to prepare for Shabbos.   

So what's the goal? Are we planning to light candles at chatzos and sit around for a few extra hours? Nope. Being ready by chatzos means having the Shabbos table set, most of the food cooked, and having a CALM and PEACEFUL Erev Shabbos. It also means lighting on time (or a few minutes early), not counting the minutes until shekiah (sunset) and running around frantic as the clock ticks by. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

Check out some of the resources below to learn more, and feel free to email us with any questions or comments.

Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781