Who: Ari & Eden, maybe Jack, Toby, and Scott too? What: Shabbos dinner and a semi-shidduch date! Where: The Silvermans When: Friday night, 8pm Status: Incomplete
Everything was perfect and set. The table already had the candles lit on it; the challah was covered on the table and the wine was waiting for everyone to say kiddush; Ayelet had set out the best dishes and silverware. Everyone was just coming back from shul, including her own kids and husband who she'd coerced into going to minyan this week.
It may be Shabbos but there was something different about this one. Toby may only be 16 but Ariella was already hoping to set him up with a young lady. She was in no rush to have a wedding or become a grandmother, but in their community, it wasn't uncommon for someone Toby's age to be at least looking at girls who could make a lovely wife and keep a kosher home. Plus, it didn't help that all of Ari's neices and nephews and her friends' kids in the community were getting married and having kids of their own already. She knew Toby wasn't really into that whole scene but Ari still had high hopes that he'd grow to like it eventually.
In no time there was a knock at the door and Eli ran ahead of Ari to answer it. "It must be the Adlers," she said excitedly as Eliyahu pulled open the door to let them in. Ari stood behind him and smiled from ear to ear. "Gut Shabbos!"