This year, the Shabbat Project on 6 & 7 November may look a bit different fromĀ  previous years, however the essence remains the same – to unite and connect the community around the rituals and traditions of Shabbat.

In 2019, The Shabbat Project brought together over 101 countries; 1,516 cities and 1 million participants. Over 1 million Jews in over 1,500 cities around the world participated in the global celebration of Shabbat that is The Shabbat Project. Sydney was no exception with some extraordinary events and achievements and over 80 programs produced by more than 50 communal organisations. Highlights included the amazing Shabbat Shuk in Double Bay, the Guinness World Record set for longest challah and the uplifting Havdallah concert featuring Moshav Band.

In 2020, we are encouraging Sydney to ‘Bring Shabbat Home’, to disconnect from the everyday and tune into the immersive magic of Shabbat. You could attend a service or plan an intimate challah bake with friends, or host a meal for friends and neighbours.

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