Shalom Sesame: Learn About Shabbat with Grover

In this sweet, amusing video, Grover learns about Shabbat on “Shalom Sesame,” the Israeli version of the popular children’s television series, “Sesame Street.” Grover helps his friend prepare for Shabbat on a busy Friday afternoon, and in the process, he learns about Shabbat candles, Kiddush, Challah, the Shabbat meal, and even sings a popular Shabbat song. This video can be helpful for parents or educators looking to introduce very young children to some of the most basic concepts of Shabbat in a fun, familiar way. From the creators of Sesame Street, Shalom Sesame is a cross-platform media initiative developed to introduce American children to Jewish culture, Hebrew language and the diversity of Israel. For supplementary resources, activities, and games, visit