By COLlive reporter
Miriam Shmueli, a dedicated doula in Crown Heights who tragically passed away this week, would for many years go on mivtzoim, no matter what the weather.
During the heat of the summer and the freezing winter months, she would spend time on Friday together with friends looking out for other Jewish women and girls.
She wished to show the beauty of Torah and mitzvos, by sharing the light of Shabbos with them, her friends say.
Oftentimes, Miriam would come ready in her Shabbos attire. When she lit her own Shabbos candles, she would then daven for all those she encountered that day on mivtzoim.
Miriam’s weekly mivtzoim partner felt she had to do something to continue her passion to do a favor for another and to bring the light of Torah and mitzvos to others.
With mivtzoim possibilities changing, chalking the Shabbos times on the sidewalk is a growing trend to leave a mark and spread the light.
In addition, with Fridays starting to stretch long, children, teens and those who are young at heart can get involved in sharing Shabbos messages, right in front of their house.
A new initiative “Buy One, Share One” was launched to combine two of Miriam’s attributes, bringing together mivtzoim and sharing with others. Friends of Miriam are dedicating it in memory of Miriam Bas Efrayim Zev.
Buying one kit means you get two to share with someone else. It can be shipped or curbside pickup will be available at Lubavitch Youth Organization, 305 Kingston Ave. Valid through 5/29, while sponsored kits are available.
This special offers 2 full “let’s chalk Shabbat” kits, originally each was $36, now on sale for $29 for two complete kits. Each kit includes 5 piece stencil set, 2 spray chalks, a set of chalk, 25 Shabbos candle boxes and guides on how to light Shabbos candles. The kits can be shipped to separate addresses, allowing you to send it as a gift to someone else.
Order your kit at Letschalkshabbat.com