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Los Angeles

What does Shabbos mean to me?

In 2015, Los Angeles hosted a variety of events, the most notable of which was a Friday night dinner for 3 000 people billed as one of the biggest in history. Proceedings kicked off on Thursday evening, with thousands gathering at various southern California venues to prepare challah. This included more than 1,100 women at […]

Johannesburg

What does Shabbos mean to me?

The Great (Indoor) Challah Bake Johannesburg, South Africa Doubly protected from the elements by a thick concrete ceiling and almost 2 000 multicoloured umbrellas suspended by kilometres of cable, the rooftop parking lot of Norwood Mall served as the venue for 2015’s Challah Bake and Havdallah Concert. Said Chief Rabbi Dr Warren Goldstein at the […]

Israel

What does Shabbos mean to me?

Overall, 135 Israeli cities took part in The Shabbat Project, which was launched at the Knesset by house speaker Yuli Edelstein. Below are some of the highlights from Israel: Thousands of Shabbat meals were arranged by partners up and down the country. Among them were the country’s two biggest youth movements – the primarily secular […]

India

What does Shabbos mean to me?

The Jewish community of Mumbai consists of approximately 4 000 people. Around 100 people (approximately 10 families) participated in The Shabbat Project. More than 20 members of Mumbai’s small Jewish community took part in a Shabbaton prepared by ORT India as part of The Shabbat Project. ORT India Jewish educator Sharon Galsurkar and his wife, […]

From South Africa to Cleveland: The Shabbos Project Continues

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By Beverley Uria, as told to Leanne Israelstam In November 2013, my family had the privilege of being in South Africa for the first ever Shabbos Project. This initiative involved thousands of South African Jews from all different levels of observance and affiliation committing themselves to keeping an entire Shabbat from sunset on Friday night to sundown on […]

Experience It

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The spirit of the Shabbos Project CLE is best captured in the words and images of our own community. Thank you to Steve Hacker Films for donating the time and energy to make this wonderful piece possible!