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שמחה שרה נגר

Ashkelon
סיפור אישי "חזרה לחיים" של שמחה נגר . מוות קליני חזרה לחיים.
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Sarah Pujol-Greif

Bern
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 a Kiddush and a Tsholent. Saturday evening we had fun during an Havdala Party. In Berne we keeped Shabbes!
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Ruben Burstin

Montevideo
Conozco muchas personas no judìas que se sentirìan honradas y felices de participar en el proyecto. Existe la posibilidad de que se les pueda invitar ?
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Aleksandra Doschenko

Запорожье
JCC «Mazal Tov» (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine) joined with pleasure to the international initiative TheShabbosProject this year. Our building during all the day was full of activities for everyone. The day started with the Cuisine-midrash preparing for the Shabbat table. Elderly women shared their experience with the volunteers. We cooked apple pie and special autumn drinks. During the workshop participants shared their experience, stories, special traditions about Shabbat in their families. Photo: - Cuisine-midrash preparing for the Shabbat table https://photos.app.goo.gl/wqoQ4Rkikb9R0oFp1 After that, elderly with Madrichim school met Fiancee Shabbat during Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony. We lit the candles, made kiddush, sang songs and tasted challas and holiday dishes. Photo: - Kabbalat Shabbat for elderly https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZcZLLfh21akgY5683 Open interactive Kabbalat Shabbat of «Yideshe life» «told»...
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Sherrie Moore

Richmond
I was joining a family in Fredericksburg, Virginia for Shabbat on the 27th of October. I am from Richmond, Virginia. I was searching the internet on October 26th for a Hebrew song based on Psalm 27 when the ad for The Shabbat Project came on. I had NO IDEA that this amazing movement had occurred. I was weeping at the beauty of it all. I decided to check and see if the event would be held in 2017 and found out that it was not only happening, but it was the next DAY. I searched to see if there was some type of gathering in my city or in Fredericksburg or anywhere near me. Sadly, not this year. So, in...
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DULCIE BRAUDE

Pretoria
David and I live at Jaffa home in Prdtoria. We had a challah bake and nothing else while the Pretoria community had a dinner, kiddush luncheon seudat shlishi. Some residents drove there to join in but we don,t drive on Shabbat. There are several residents who can't drive or walk. I find this all very disturbing. This has bee nlike this for the past 3 yrs since we have been here.The shul says that the home must organise this which isn't fair. Its time that the community country wide start taking more care of the aged. There are several very generous Pretoria members who support the home financially very few actively or emotionally. Its tragic that we re not included...
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Sergei Levit

Запорожье
On Friday, October 27, in the "Mazal Tov" JCC, within the framework of the international action "Shabat a-gadol", "The Yiddishe Life Club" there was organized an event - the Saturday meeting and the lighting of the Sabbath candles "Shabat mi dor le dor" - "Shabbat from generation to the generation ". There came representatives of different generations, from 9 to 70. Among those who came to the event there were guests from Israel. All those who came there also plunged into the atmosphere of the holiday, singing the Saturday songs that sounded even before the event. The celebration of the Queen of Shabbat began with the lowering of coins into tzedaka. Then we, having pronounced the blessing, lit the Sabbath...
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Stacey Katz

Plantation
The Shabbat Project @TKAE Last Thursday over 250 women gathered to experience the beauty of preparing challah as a community. Throughout the evening we counted thousands of smiles that reflected the joy of fulfilling this Mitzvah. Click the link to review the best moments of our Challah Bake at TKAE! https://photos.app.goo.gl/bqlJHZTyDVy8ewOv1 #challahbakefun@tkae
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Roee Shalom

מונטריי
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 gran apoyo en este Proyecto
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Pamela Weiman

New York
Washington Heights NYC Challah Bake
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Dinah Rabson

Jerusalem
Our challah bake in Michlalah seminary Jerusalem was extremely exciting! From the minute we started, the tables quickly filled up with girls eager to learn how we ourselves could improve our shabbos experiences. By the end of the night the floor was covered in flour, the ovens were baking the last of the hundreds of challahs and the girls were feeling very inspired. On Friday morning on the way to our Shabbaton we visited a hospital where we handed out all the baked Challahs, adding to our mitzvahs. Thank you #TheShabbosProject!!
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Dina Braja(Sandra) Balaban

Puerto Iguazú
Mas una vez compartimos con The Shabbat Project y nuestros invitados un Shabat especial en que os sentimos unidos a cada judio celebrando Shabat Nuestra casa es conocida por mochileros como Bait Kasher Iguazu de Jaim y Dina Braja Recbimos mochileros israelies ,que encuentran en nuestro hogar el calor del Shabat Este año llegaron 16 jovenes,cada uno con su estilo,y juntos reflejaron lo hermoso que es reunirnos para Shabat Nuestra casa siempre está abierta para recibir Shabat y recibir judios
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Andy Toker

Johannesburg
My Shabbas Project story 4 years ago. It started in Sydenham. My little house that encompassed so much over the 12 years of living there. Of which, were 4 incredible Shabbas projects of friends that moved in and spent the weekend with us in our home. This included walking to Shul and doing “the Shabbas thing” as we knew it. However, this Shabbas came with a difference. A big difference. Firstly, a new home. In Linksfield. So as you can expect, as every Shabbas project that has been in the past...everyone would “pull into The Toker’s” and as usual, do “The Shabbas thing”..... Boy was I wrong.... I now live across the road from the Shul...but for this Shabbas project....it...
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Eitan (Allen) MacGaffey

Atlanta
I became more observant after a Reform Conversion in the USA, which I finished in May 2015, because of The Shabbos Project in 2015, I went to do an Orthodox conversion and completed it in May of 2017. Since my involvement in the Shabbos Project in 2015 (I hope my story from then can still be found on here) I look forward to and sign up as soon as the dates are announced and let all my friends know the dates and what I plan to do for this special Shabbat. This year I was going to be more involved in the community I live in, Atlanta, GA, USA. We had THE largest Block Party Luncheon this year and even...
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Carol Haymann

Ashkelon
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 to guest speaker Rabbi M. Goldwicht of the Yeshiva University and were entertained by a professional flute/violin duo. Havdalah was recited by a resident chazan, spice bags were made and given as a memento and a delicious meal was served. There was a warm friendly atmosphere, a spirit of community unity, and a sense of truly "keeping it together".
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DANIELA LOWINGER

Panama City
A DREAM TURNED INTO A MEGA CHALLAH BAKING
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Ilana and Don Panush

Plano
Two years ago last October my family became part of the Shabbos project. We went to a conservative shul and I had never kept Shabbos. My husband grew up orthodox and when he went to college he stop keeping Shabbos. A friend invited us to a meeting we in Dallas Tx regarding for the Shabbos project. We were the only once that did not keep the Shabbos. We tried to get our synagogue involved but we had no success. After the is Shabbos project, the 25 hours was over, I had such a great feeling but I was not ready to become Shomer Shabbos. We participated again last year and for some reason I felt even better. Now I will...
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Aleksandra Wilczura

Łódź
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 in Action’ Intensive Seminar - 10-14 November 2016 The (Jewish) Future begins with… leadership. Over the last 25 years, much has been written about the phenomenon of the so-called “Jewish Revival of Poland.” Some Jews, particularly those from Israel and America, still vehemently oppose the idea that Jewish life can exist in Poland today, perceiving it as the biggest existing Jewish graveyard and a place populated by fervently antisemitic Poles. Others view the reemergence of Jewish life in contemporary Poland as a miracle...
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Eric Janet

Johannesburg
I'm so proud of my husband Eric Janet. He kept the Shabbos Project weekend in Hong Kong whilst away on business. He organized a kosher meal for himself to eat Friday night in his hotel room. On Saturday morning he walked to the Chabad Shul (almost 3 km all uphill in extreme heat ) where he was warmly received .He then had a delicious cholent lunch before heading back to his hotel to wait out the Shabbos. Amazing! Estelle Janet
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Gerald Seftel

Johannesburg
your story of the Hebrides reminds me the the real name for the Hebrides is the Hebrewdes. There is a strong relationship between Scotland and the Scots and the Jews. Think of salmon, herrings, kippers, whiskey, Ben Nevis, Loch ( as in loch in kop) Lomond the islands of Harris and Lewis.. And more I'm sure
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Dvori Mandel

Moscow
Where heaven touched earth- Moscow challah bake 2016 Napoleon is a fancy hall Situated in Moscow’s south west Beautiful decor, high quality service Makes it known as one of the best. Weddings, parties, dance and song They come there from afar Scantily clad ,giddy from the drinks Neatly laid out at the bar. This past Thursday these fancy walls Saw for the very first time What קידוש ה' on this earth looks like Exalted, uplifting, sublime. 400 ladies sitting in circles Making challa dough together Standing in solidarity with ארץ ישראל Our beloved homeland forever. And as we separated that piece of dough And said the special bracha! The lights went out, the music played And we felt tangibly. ...
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Susan Grant

Potomac
Congregation Har Shalom's Sisterhood presented a challah baking class to synagogue members one week prior to the event. On November 11, more than 50 members were placed at various homes to bring in Shabbat together over dinner. The hosts either made the entire meal or guests brought potluck dishes. On all accounts, the participants felt connected, enjoying the relaxing Shabbat dinner together with both old and new friends. The synagogue provided a challah and Shabbat candles to each of the host families.
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Chamie Haber

Norfolk
The Shabbos Project in Norfolk was an incredible experience – even life-changing for some. The Sephardic community from Virginia Beach made a decision to come stay in Norfolk (about 30 minutes’ drive away) for the whole weekend. They brought 26 people and had their own Sephardi minyan in a separate room, and joined The Shabbos Project meals and programming. We also accommodated this community by not serving them gefilte fish; they had their own sweet and spicy salmon. One Israeli couple who works in the jewellery industry had committed to a really profitable jewellery show on this weekend. They backed out of the show and observed Shabbat with their three children instead. On Shabbos afternoon, they said that they were...
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Steve Novis

Johannesburg
I am a chorister in the Great Park choir, and being Shomer Shabbat, I have about a 3.6km walk from shul to my residence every Friday evening. For The Shabbos Project, I received a dinner invitation in the complex where I reside. Because of the storms and floods the week preceding The Shabbos Project, I sent a text message to my hosts earlier in the day alerting them that I could be late if stuck in a storm and that they should commence their meal without me and I would catch up when I arrived. Leaving shul after the service, I heard the rumbling of thunder and saw the crack of lightning on the horizon. A mass of dark cloud...
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Rabbi Avraham Hendel

On Friday night of Shabbos Lech Lecha, 150 people joined Chabad of Baka's unity dinner in honour of the worldwide Shabbos Project. A diverse crowd of olim from across the globe gathered at the beautiful Casablanca Hall, in Jerusalem, for a delectable three-course meal and an inspirational programme, featuring guest speaker, Tamir Goodman (a talented and charismatic basketball star, who Sports Illustrated dubbed "The Jewish Jordan"). On the Thursday before the dinner, I stood in line at the Osher Ad supermarket in Baka, my shopping cart loaded with ice-cream cakes for the event. As I neared the cashier, an Israeli woman in the parallel line, noting the huge pile of frozen desserts, called out: "I'd like to pay for that."...
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