The Shabbos Project 2014


The Shabbos Project 2014 By Amira Wolovitz The concept is simple: Jews of all walks of life, from across the spectrum – religious, secular and traditional; young and old, from all corners of the world – uniting to experience one full Shabbat together. The Shabbat Project was introduced in South Africa in 2013 with quite […]

The Shabbat Project 2015 International Report

Around the World, Uncategorized, What does Shabbos mean to me?

The Shabbat Project 2015 International Report Last year’s inaugural international Shabbat Project saw Jewish communities in 465 cities and 65 countries taking part. Prior to this year’s event, the tally was at more than 550 cities (and at some point the counting stopped). A final audit now confirms that in 2015 the Shabbat Project reached […]

The Disconnected Connection

In the CLE, Uncategorized

The Disconnected Connection By Moshe Ornstein “But Dr. Moshe, it must be so boring to go a whole 25 hours without driving, using your phone, or responding to email! Don’t you feel so disconnected?” In my world – as a doctor who treats cancer patients – this concept is unfathomable. My patients’ records are on […]

Not What I Expected


Not What I Expected By Rivki Silver It was supposed to be a Shabbaton, a communal meal, where I could blend in and be unobtrusive. That’s what it said on the website. But when I called to make a reservation, the rabbi told me, “Actually, the website is wrong! But you can come to us […]


What does Shabbos mean to me?

Much of the focus in Melbourne was on getting the city’s youth involved. A sea of kids – 1 500 of them – showed up at a Children’s Challah Bake at the Chadstone Mall, which included cooking demos led by Australia MasterChef, Alice in Frames. Held on the centre’s busiest shopping day, guests commented on […]

Making Challah


Making Challah By Yiskah Fantl The mitzvah of challah is actually the separation of a smaller piece of dough from the dough. God spoke to Moshe saying, “And it will be when you eat of the bread of the land, you should bring an offering to G-d. The first of your kneading bowl you shall […]