Shabbat Unplugged

Take a techno-break this weekend and engage in a 5,774-year-old tradition! Starting sundown, Friday March 7 through sunset on Saturday March 8, you can experience Shabbat Unplugged, part of Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging.

JCC Association is once again partnering with Reboot to encourage us to ease up on the frantic pace and hyper-connectivity that governs our daily lives by experiencing Shabbat. The idea is to slow down, reap the benefits and think about the ways we experience Jewish time. This experience is part of a larger project, the Shabbat Manifesto, something that JCCs can encourage members to participate in individually, use to spark a conversation, or to serve as an entry-point for community-wide programming.

The Sabbath Manifesto includes 10 core principles that are open to interpretation: avoid technology; connect with loved ones; nurture your health; get outside; avoid commerce; light candles; drink wine, eat bread, find silence, and give back. Let them guide your day as you find meaningful ways to connect to Shabbat.

Reboot, which developed the Manifesto, is a growing network of Jewish thought-leaders whose goal is to “reboot” Jewish culture, ritual and traditions to be relevant and meaningful today. JCCA is excited to partner with them.

We invite you to register at to gain access to additional guides. And please, share your stories with us at JCCA.ME.

So this Friday night find out what unplugged can do for you when you wish everyone a Shabbat shalom.

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