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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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Chatzos Dry-Erase weekly planning magnets are here!

Stop by the BJ office to pick one up. No charge, but please consider a donation of any amount.
Out-of-state participants can receive one in the mail with a minimum donation to support the Chatzos initiative and educational program.
Click here to donate, and put your address in the payment notes.

Click here to watch the Zoom meeting with Azriella Jaffe talking about Chatzos. 

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.

Shabbos Recipes and How-to videos

GF Almond Flour Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Click here for the recipe in the Leket cookbook, p. 22!

All-in-One Dough Recipe
and 6-braid tutorial! View the IGTV video @giftofchatzos on Instagram

Stay tuned for more posted recipes each day this week! 

Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782