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Shabbat As a Family

Friday morning we all woke up with excitement for the upcoming Shabbat. Most kids in the home have negative feelings about Shabbos. Knowing this we had to make this the best Shabbos ever! We spent hours making personalized shabbatograms and thinking of fun games to play with the kids. We started Shabbos with a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat. Everyone in the room was singing in harmony and there wasn't one person without a smile on their face. It was a beautiful way to welcome in what would potentially be the best shabbos. We then ate dinner and sang zmirot. The presence of love and god in that cheder ochel was undeniable. We continued to sing as the little kids went up to bed leaving just the Americans and the older kids in the home. The next morning everyone woke up feeling like if we ended shabbos right then and there it would have already been a