Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 1–4pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission
Welcome Shabbat with meaningful moments of sensory relaxation, conversation, food, and creative activities during the High Holidays. Stimulate your senses at the ASMR Reawakening Wonder lounge with artist Ari Bird in conjunction with the exhibition Mika Rottenberg: Spaghetti Blockchain; connect with rituals including covering the challah and striking a match for candle lighting through hands-on craft projects; explore the story of the Sabbath Queen in a Shabbat bride photo booth and learn about her connections to a poem from a sixteenth-century mystic; and get inspiration for your Shabbat table with Jewish cookbook author Adeena Sussman*. Plus, enjoy a special Shabbat schnitzel sandwich available for purchase from our friends at Wise Sons Jewish Deli! Each meal purchase comes with a free challah twist (while supplies last).
Shabbat at Jewseum is presented in partnership with Congregation Emanu-El, Jewtina, Keshet, Honeymoon Israel, New Lehrhaus, and OneTable.
*Please note that a separate ticket is required for the Foods of the Shabbat Table program.
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A separate ticket is required to attend the program Foods of the Shabbat Table with Adeena Sussman and Rabbi Sydney Mintz. Learn more here.
Foods of the Shabbat Table with Adeena Sussman and Rabbi Sydney Mintz (separate ticket needed)
Exhibition tour of RetroBlakesberg: The Music Never Stopped with artist Jay Blakesberg
Book signing with Micah Siva (Nosh With Me, 1, 2, 3), Adeena Sussman (Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours), and Jay Blakesberg (RetroBlakesberg)
Shabbat Bride Photo Booth with Honeymoon Israel
ASMR Reawakening Wonder Lounge
Papel Picado-inspired challah covers with Jewtina
Shabbat candles matchboxes with Keshet
Ritual connections with OneTable
Chat up a Rabbi with Congregation Emanu-El
Opening day of What Makes Me identity activity in the Zim Zoom Family Room
Special Shabbat schnitzel sandwich available for purchase from Wise Sons, with a free challah twist
Shabbat at Jewseum is a quarterly program that invites visitors to The CJM on Shabbat (Saturday) afternoons to immerse themselves in Jewish ideas of rest and rejuvenation, and to engage with the ritual of Shabbat through an afternoon of activations at The Museum. Shabbat at Jewseum includes live music, a learning corner, interactive gallery walks, and hands-on craft making activities, all stemming from the diverse traditions and hallmarks of Shabbat across the Jewish experience. The programs will offer creative activities that foster wellbeing and aim to create a space for communal joy through the lens of Jewish practices of ritual and belonging.
Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming Shabbat at the Jewseum programs:
Delve into the light-filled rituals of Shabbat and Hanukkah at The CJM.
Dressing for Shabbat and costuming for Purim collide in this festive and fun-filled Shabbat at the Jewseum.
Major support for Public Programs is generously provided by Grants for the Arts and Taube Philanthropies