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 husband, on the other hand, though he respects my choices, often expresses his reservations about Jewish observance. No longer. From the first taste of the Shabbat Project my husband has changed his mind completely. We shared meals and connected with our neighbours. He went to the synagogue for the first time, connecting with the community and the rabbi. Now, he attends the synagogue every Shabbat, and it has become a very important part of his life. Every day we learn more and we like more. For me Shabbat Project isn’t just the gateway to Shabbat. It’s the gateway to a renewed Jewish identity.

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