The Shabbat Project Set To Sea in Shabbat @ Bondi

October 26, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Prior to sunset on Friday 11 November The Shabbat Project will be holding an Extraordinary Kabbalat Shabbat on the sands of Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

shabbatLocal synagogues will be partnering with the Shabbat Project to hold a Kabbalat Shabbat on Bondi Beach with  around 800 people are expected to attend the event which is set to be a moving and musical Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony.

Daniel Sekers, co-chair of The Shabbat Project said “Sydney is one of the first of the 84 cities around the world to bring in Shabbat and we have a unique opportunity to show the world how we do ‘Extraordinary’, and what better place to show them than from the sands of Bondi Beach.”

Images and video of the event will be shared across the world with other participating cities seeing Sydney ‘Welcoming Shabbat’ at Bondi Beach.

“It will be a great opportunity for our community to step out of the weekly norm whilst in keeping with a hallachic Shabbat experience. It is rare to experience Kabbalat Shabbat outside of a synagogue let alone on the sands of Bondi.” Daniel said.

While the event itself finishes prior to Shabbat coming in allowing people ample opportunity to get to synagogues, or shabbat dinner, many people have indicated that they want to stay on afterwards and have shabbat dinner on the grass or sand. What an EXTRAoridnary way to celebrate shabbat.

The event will be held before Shabbat comes in and is planned in coordination with communal religious leaders. Spaces will be limited and people wishing to attend need to register through the Shabbat project website –



One Response to “The Shabbat Project Set To Sea in Shabbat @ Bondi”
  1. Tom Werdiger says:

    Hopefully the organisers will do everything possible to emsure no Chillul Shabbat happens.
    It won’t be easy