The shabbat project
15/16 NOVEMBER 2019
Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum of religious affiliation, young and old, from all corners of the world – come together to experience the magic of one full Shabbat kept together.
From challah bakes to Shabbat meals and Havdallah concerts, and everything in between, you are where you need to be to find out about all the events happening in the lead-up to this year’s Shabbat Project. This is where you get ready to Stop Doing. Start Being.
Rise to the occasion
Some fabulous events have been planned for this year’s Shabbat Project. Get in on the action by checking out what’s on in your neighbourhood. It’s time to show your support and join in the revolution!



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“I was quite taken with what was clearly the growing and deepening sense of community that swept over people as a result of this Shabbat experience. I am very excited that Goldstein and his team have taken the initiative on the road – I think the Jewish world needs the Shabbat Project at this moment in our history.”

Senator Joe Lieberman

“A phenomenal initiative that brings everyone back to their inner happiness, brings Jews together, and preserves our traditions, our families and our sanity.”

Paula Abdul

US singer and entertainer

“The women I teach who joined me at our Great Big Challah Bake came with their teen daughters and left feeling inspired to be Jewish women, feeling the incredible unity of our nation. We are counting the days till next year!”

Slovie Jungreis-Wolff

Prominent educator, New York, USA

“I think this initiative will bring us all closer to G-d – even those who are shomer Shabbos will feel that extra kedusha. Ultimately, it will unite us as Am Yisrael.”

HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky

Torah leader

“My initial feeling was that in Israel we don’t need this as much as minorities in other countries – but there seems to be a real hunger and enthusiasm for the Shabbat Project.”

Sefi Shaked

Well-known advertising campaign manager, Tel Aviv, Israel

“It is well known that the institution of Shabbat is one of the best inventions God ever came up with. But it was Rabbi Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, who brought the Shabbat down to earth and inspired hundreds of thousands of mainly secular Jews, in Israel and abroad, to celebrate a conventional Shabbat, leaving their cars and mobiles at home and instead joining prayer sessions and Shabbat meals for the first time in their lives. This has been an unprecedented revolution in modern Jewish life.”

Nathan Lopes Cardozo

World-renowned rabbi and philosopher


The Shabbos Project