Tomchei Shabbos Reflection

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I had volunteered for Tomchei Shabbos as a teenager, but my experience this time was different. “Tomchei Shabbos” translates to “Sabbath Supporters/The Supporters of the Sabbath”. As Jews we believe, that we prepare the whole week for the Sabbath so that we may rest on the Sabbath, and by designating that day of rest, we are also given strength for the rest of the week. I was inspired that by volunteering with my family, we were giving back to our community to keep this “sacred preparation” and being “supporters of the Sabbath”. This organization also helps arranging food deliveries during the week, as well as our many “holy days”, in addition to the other community services it provides.

As a working mother who understands the financial burdens
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