The Orthodox Union will be joining with many other outreach outlets in promoting this program. Be a part of this campaign encouraging Jews of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate what unifies us all: The Shabbat. Participating is simple and can be tailored to each community.
THE SHABBOS PROJECT is the name of the successful initiative, started in South Africa by Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein in 2013. Last October, roughly 35,000 South African Jews kept the Shabbat of Parshat Lech Lecha; many doing so for the very first time. This year, the program is taking place worldwide on the Shabbat of Parshat Noach, October 24-25. If you’re not yet familiar, please check out their materials and programming at www.theshabbosproject.org.
For any questions, please feel free to contact Hannah Farkas, Assistant Director, Synagogue & Community Services at (212) 613-8351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Together, we will keep the Shabbat!
What does it mean to “rest” on Shabbat? And what exactly do you do on a day of rest? Check out Jew in the City’s video on “Shabbat: The Rest of the Story” and view her website at http://JewintheCity.com.
As the Jewish community looks forward to the weekend of October 24-25, a weekend when Jews from all backgrounds will sit together around the Shabbat table many wonder how to go about doing it. Here is a concise guide for community leaders on how to go about this project.
This section offers some programming ideas for the youngest participants of Shabbat 2014. From toddlers and preschoolers all the way through middle school minyan participants. We have something for everyone!
This section offers some options to conclude the Shabbat in an uplifting and enlightening way. Enclosed you will find craft activities, event templates, and ideas that can be used to close out the weekend in a fun and meaningful way.
This section offers several options, contacts, goals and templates on how to create a successful Friday night activity. Each of the options below can be tailored to your community or family.
This section offers some options to engage the women in your community on the importance and spirituality that encompasses the Shabbat. Each of the options below can be specifically tailored to your community or family.