Shabbat is the weekly day of rest, rooted in the story of creation and the Exodus from Egypt, celebrated during the approximately 25 hours starting Friday evening at sundown and ending Saturday night.
Shabbat, arguably the most important holiday, comes every week. An opportunity to rest, recharge, and reconnect with friends, family, and community. Beginning with the kindling of Shabbat candles on Friday evening, through meals and prayer services, and ending with Havdallah on Saturday night, this special period of time is sacred.
There are many rituals, small and large, that are a part of Shabbat, each with a sacred purpose to focus our attention and provide us with permission to be present.