One Shabbat. One Million Stories.

Christo & Rita Boshoff – Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

The tears of Havdalah

It is now 7 years we have changed and stepped into Shabbat. At first it was a lonely road in a vast world of knowledge but we kept walking forward. We are growing although we are not living in a Jewish Community as there is no Shul or Rabbi in our area in South Africa. We however created a place of learning to all who wants to know about Shabbat and the Torah. As we enjoy our weekly Torah Studies on the Parasha and Haftorah, every week on Saturday evening around the Havdalah table, when the flame goes out, the tears flow as we have to end a day we never imagined could have existed in a world where everything is fast pace and where “urgency becomes priority.” But on Shabbat we are in a different world, a world of “shalom becomes priority”. Our tears are flowing on Havdalah as we set out the flame of Shabbat to rejoin the world in it’s race against time, and we leave behind the sacredness and security of Shabbat. May these tears always be tears of longing for the shalom of eternity in the olam haba, when the world will exist of Shabbat and no tears will be shed ever again.

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Roxanne Stein – Johannesburg, South Africa

I am beyond excited to spend the Shabbos Project at Chabad of Greenstone! We are having a dinner, a night in Morocco, with guest speakers, Mordechai and Rochel Zlotnick. We will be having a luncheon after shul with the Zlotnicks. This promises to be a very special Shabbos with the Pink family!

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Lana Wilder – Arizona, United States United States

Arizona, United States United States Life-changing suggestion “October 2014 seems a long time ago. Then, I was an unaffiliated, unobservant, secular Jew married to an unaffiliated non-Jew. A friend suggested that I consider checking out the Great Arizona Challah Bake.

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Sandy Zarkin – Mexico City, Mexico Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico Mexico First-time observers, renewed This was our first opportunity to observe a Shabbat, and it was magical. I have always been a traditionalist and I identify with Judaism, and try and follow Jewish customs at home. My

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Sarah Pujol-Greif – Berne, Switzerland Switzerland

Berne, Switzerland Switzerland Thursday 26 October, in Berne we maked great Challoth! All generation participated. We also appreciated Dorit Grant-Kohn explanations. Well organised by Tamara Bloch – WIZO, this evening was a super moment. On Shabbes 27 October we had

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Roee Shalom – Monterrey, México מקסיקו

Monterrey, México מקסיקו lLos niños de nuestra comunidad hicieron un maravilloso disco, con canciones de Shabat, y al fin de shabat lo repartimos a nuestra comunidad. agradecemos al Departamento de Asuntos Religiosos de la Agencia Judía Sionista Mundial, por su

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Aleksandra Wilczura – Łódź, Polska Polska

Łódź, Polska Polska Aleksandra Wilczura Cukunft Jewish Association Ul. Legnicka 65, 54-206 Wrocław, Poland www.cukunft.pl, phone: 048 886655421 The Shabbat Project in Lodz (Poland) as a part of ‘Cukunft Hasmonea Sports Shabbaton – Shabbat of the Future – Jewish Leaders

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Carol Haymann – Ashkelon, Israel Israel

Ashkelon, Israel Israel For the first time in Ashkelon, the English speaking community arranged an event to mark the Shabbos Project specifically for the Anglos. This was held in the form of a Melave Malka. Almost 50 people enjoyed listening

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