Celebrating Shabbat on the Kibbutz was an amazing experience that seemed to have even more meaning. As the time of sunset approached, the atmosphere changed. People hurried home to their families and prepared for services. Streets were calm and quiet while local stores and shops began to close early. Many of us, not super religious, do not regularly celebrate Shabbat, but it was nice to experience this time with our birthright family. Shabbat dinner was beautiful along with the deep discussions, funny stories, and services.