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Menus for Jewish Sabbath Meals


The Jewish Sabbath table includes candles, two loaves of challah, and wine.

The Jewish Sabbath table includes candles, two loaves of challah, and wine.

Giora Shimoni

Menus for Jewish Sabbath Meals:

These various menus for Jewish Sabbath meals aim to help make your Shabbat a wonderful experience for you, your family and your guests.

Traditional Sabbath Dinner:

Every week Jews break away from their individual, busy work lives and enter into a spiritual, together time with their loved ones and friends. The Jewish Day of Rest, Shabbat in Hebrew, begins on Friday at sundown and ends on Saturday at nightfall. Tables are set with white tablecloths, good dishes, candles, wine and challah loaves. And everyone sits down together to fill up on the good things in life - from reconnecting with their children to enjoying good food. Enjoy this traditional Friday night Sabbath dinner menu.

Low Carb Sabbath Menus and Recipes:

Between the challah, matza balls, kugels and cake, one can easily consume too many carbohydrates on Shabbat. To lower your family's carb intake this Sabbath, try these Low Carb Shabbat Menus and Recipes.

Quick Sabbath Menus and Recipes for Busy Cooks:

Does your busy lifestyle make it difficult to find the hours needed to prepare delicious home-cooked meals for the Sabbath? I think many people feel especially rushed with their Shabbat cooking during the winter when Shabbat starts early. These Quick Shabbat Menus and Recipes aim at helping busy cooks prepare Shabbat meals for their families.

Fall Sabbath Menus and Recipes:

October is the official "After the Holidays" month. And after three weeks of holiday meals (from Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah), I prefer to spend time in the gym than the kitchen. So this October Shabbat Menus includes quick and easy recipes for Sabbath meals.

Winter Sabbath Menus and Recipes:

The cold hits in December, but winter still feels fresh and fun at this early date. These December Shabbat Menus includes recipes for creamy vegetable soup, savory roast chicken, side dishes that make the most of winter vegetables, and rich chocolate desserts.

Spring Shabbat Menus and Recipes:

Spring is here, and those long, hot, summer Sabbath days are just around the corner. Days for relaxing with family and friends, reading, resting and recharging our batteries for the work week ahead. These days call for lite - but still festive - Shabbat menus. These May Sabbath Menus include kosher recipes for grilled meat, barley and a variety of salads.

Summer Shabbat Menus and Recipes:

Let's be honest - cooking in August feels something like swimming in January. The apron and the bathing suit feel out of season. But if you have guests coming for a Sabbath meal this summer, you will probably want to serve a festive home-cooked meal despite the heat. These August Shabbat Menus include quick recipes for lite dishes.

Sabbath Evening Home Rituals:

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