The Shabbat Project 2015

August 9, 2015 by Roz Tarszisz
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Sydney’s The Shabbat Project 2015 promises to be bigger and better than last year’s.

Moriah presiden Giora Friede and Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Moriah president Giora Friede and Rabbi Mendel Kastel

A planning meeting held at Sydney’s Central Synagogue organisers said that the project would be “An insight into the power of Shabbat”.

The Shabbat Project was conceived by South Africa’s Rabbi Warren Goldstein as a way to disconnect in order to reconnect with family, friends and community encouraging all community members to keep the Shabbat from sunset to stars out.

Sydney will join 465 communities around the world to bring thousands of people together.

The Shabbat Project in Sydney produced:

  • Rabbi Benjy Levy

    Rabbi Benji Levy

    400 volunteers

  • 6,000 showbags
  • 12,000 people reached
  • 2,767 at Challah Bake
  • 3,000 at Havdallah Concert
  • 63 communal Shabbat events
  •  The Shabbat Project 2015 promises to be bigger and better.

Representatives from Sydney communal organisations attended the presentation by organisers where they heard plans for how the global initiative will be taken in a different direction.

Sydney will be divided into three areas – the Northern Hub, Eastern Hub and South Eastern Hub. It is

and Rachel

Janice Radomsky with Project Manager Rachel Schwartz

envisaged that groups within each Hub will co-ordinate and work together

Community organisations and individual volunteers are encouraged to sign-up online:

www.shabbatprojectsydney.com.au.

Some of the events will include Kids Zones, Shabbat Day Walks, Meals on Shabbat and Educational Lectures.

Partners are encouraged to work with Hub Leaders to plan events for the lead up to and during the Shabbat.

Get involved and sign up now is the message.  To learn more contact Project Managers

Avremi Joseph and Stanley Kahn

Project Manager Avremi Joseph and Stanley Kahn

Avremi Joseph 0404 032 166   E: avrewmi@shabbatprojectsydney.com.au

Rachel Swartz 0414 699 285     E: rachel@shabbatprojectsydney.com.au

The Shabbat Project will run on October 23 and 24

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