Blessings for Food

Food is a source of sustenance and pleasure. It brings us together around the table for holiday feasts and simple weekday meals.  Baking challah with an old family recipe reminds us how food connects us to time and tradition. Trying an international dish at a new restaurant or growing our own tomatoes can show us the complex relationship between food and place. All of this is remarkable, providing so many reasons to pause and offer a blessing. 

A Thanksgiving Adaptation

Interfaith Worker Justice
An addition to the blessing after the meals focusing on our family who brought us to this land, and the labor of the many whose hands brought food to our table for this celebration.   more

Kiddush Over Wine

Blessing over wine, said at all joyous gatherings. Included are masculine and feminine blessings and a non-gendered blessing by liturgist Marcia Falk.   more