Plans to expand Shabbat Project are underway

October 1, 2018

What’s Happening

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27

A global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together around the shared heritage of Shabbat, the Shabbat Project initiative was introduced in South Africa in 2013. In the days that followed, the Jewish world heard, and was inspired by, how the majority of the community kept Shabbat, and how Jews were brought together in unprecedented ways.

The concept is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum— religious, secular, and traditional, young and old, from all corners of the world—unite to experience one full Shabbat together.

The Shabbat Project is about creating a new Jewish future based on Jewish unity, pride, and values. Transcending the barriers that seem to separate, it is an opportunity to rejuvenate family and community life, restore Jewish pride and identity, and strengthen Jewish unity across the globe.

For the past four years, Tidewater has joined this global movement. Last October, 200 people came together for a beautiful and inspiring Friday night dinner in Ghent. One of the guests publicly commented that she was now observing Shabbat on a whole new level thanks to the previous year’s Shabbat Project. People walked away from that Shabbat wanting more.

The Tidewater Shabbat Project wants to expand and bring together the entire community. To join or volunteer, visit https:// www.tidewatershabbatproject.com/.

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