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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!

Confessions of a Table Captain at the Great Challah Bake

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Confessions of a Table Captain at the Great Challah Bake By Adina Soclof My first attempts at baking Challah almost twenty years ago when I was a newlywed were abysmal. Now, I wasn’t clueless, it wasn’t until way into my first year of marriage that I decided to try my hand at the difficult culinary […]

Buenos Aires

What does Shabbos mean to me?

This year, Buenos Aires reinforced its standing as one of the biggest Shabbat Project partner cities in the world. A team of around 200 volunteers began working on the Shabbat Project as early as March. All of the city’s Jewish schools, shuls, communal organisations and sports centres were invited to join. Various Shabbat Project-themed activities […]