Sydney’s Shabbat Project Set To Take New Heights

August 24, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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The Shabbat Project returns in 2016 and continues its amazing growth. The Shabbat Project will be later this year due to Adar II and will be observed on the Shabbat of the 11th & 12th November 2016.

ShabbatPIn 2015 the global initiative grew to a staggering 913 cities across 84 countries. The Shabbat Project Sydney partnered with 39 communal organisations, delivering over 85 events bringing together over 13,000 participants.

Now, in its third year The Shabbat Project has developed a global and committed following. Sydney will expand its reach by partnering with more communal organisations in Sydney and parts of New South Wales.

Daniel Sekers has been appointed to the board of The Shabbat Project Sydney and is taking a lead role in the formation of the local organising committee. Daniel comes with a wealth of communal and event experience having worked with events including The Sydney Olympics, Sydney New Year’s Eve, World Youth Day and the Visit of the Pope.

Chairman Giora Friede said “The board has welcome Daniel to the role of co-chair. I look forward to working with him to create a sustainable future for The Shabbat Project in Sydney.”

Daniel Sekers said “The Shabbat Project is a unique initiative, it is one of the few events on the communal calendar that has meaning and relevance to the entire community. At the centre of the event is Shabbat, the powerful unifying concept connecting Jews all over the world.”

The Shabbat Project has embraced a biennial focus to build a sustainable and communally responsible approach. The Shabbat Project will work towards alternating between community-wide initiatives and locally driven activities to allow the community to share and collaborate on their Shabbat experience. The focus in 2016 will be on localised events with an emphasis on challenging community groups to make the Shabbat on 11th & 12th November “extraordinary”.

Daniel said further “The Shabbat Project has the mission to unify our broad and diverse community. It is an inclusive event that is accessible to all. We believe this forms a key role in driving Jewish continuity.”


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