Event Ideas

Event Ideas

Bake With

The challah bake has always been a fun and inspiring event to bring people together in preparation for Shabbat – and everyone goes home with delicious challah for their Shabbat meals!
This event can be done online in a few different ways:

  • Create a virtual event for your community to bake challah together;
  • Let us know and we’ll open up your event as a global event, inviting anyone from around the world to attend;
  • Host a challah conversation between two city representatives, two well-known individuals or two interesting community members. While they bake challah, the two can share some insights, thoughts, lessons and experiences.

Whatever you choose to do, we have some amazing content and tips that will ensure success. 

Cook With

Choose a specific food-related theme or share delicious traditional Shabbat recipes. Anything and everything is possible.

This could be a single event or a series, and you can host it online or invite a well-known chef to do the honours.
The aim is to have fun and help attendees bring the taste of Shabbat home.

Choose to share recipes, embrace cultural differences and showcase local traditions.

Reach out to celeb chefs or restauranteurs in your community or let us connect you with partners in far flung locations to see if they’ll share what they’re cooking for Shabbat.

Team up with

Join forces with another city from around the world, and team-up online to host an event with both your communities.

In our new ‘remote’ world, the sky’s the limit! Host a virtual challah bake or Havdalah concert and meet up with people from communities across the globe! The further apart we are physically, the more opportunities we have to come together virtually and spiritually.

We’ll help make it as interactive as possible with ideas for realtime engagement including pop quizzes, polls, challenges and more.

In conversation with

Invite two or more people to come together and share ideas, personal experiences and philosophies around Shabbat.

This can take the form of a panel discussion, or just two people connecting. Two rabbis could discuss the parsha of the week. Two well-known personalities could chat about what Shabbat means to them. Community members could share their experiences. family traditions, or tips for preparing for Shabbat.

Keep it cool and casual l and get your participants busy while they connect — Shabbos shopping, cooking, cleaning, ironing — — think Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. x

Sing With

Music helps bring people together, uplift the soul and get us into the Shabbat spirit.

Learn a niggun or song together for Shabbat. You can bring in a performer or many performers from around the world, or someone local. This can be a kids-only event, or you can make it for the whole family.

Story Time With

Once Upon a Time...

Imagine President Reuven Rivlin reading a Shabbat story to the world… or perhaps some other engaging local or global personality. You can create a live or pre-recorded story time session for youth to tune into before Shabbat. And we have a beautiful story about Shabbat that they can read. 

Bring it in with

The Jewish ghetto of Romes, the Alter Nai Synagouge of Prauge, Mumbai’s blue shul or the Spanish Portugeuse Synagogue in Amsterdam — so many other cities around the world have incredible synagogues, Jeiwsh neighborhoods and community centres dating back many centuries, rich with history, beauty and intigue. Our community around the world would love to login to learn more about them. This could be a virtual tour (live or pre-recorded) or a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat event on the Friday morning or afternoon before Shabbat comes in.

Bring It Out With

This year’s project is about bringing the magic of Shabbat home. After 25 hours of collective shabbat experiences around the word - we have the opportunity to connect globally and reflect on the shabbat with a beautiful Havdallah together.

Learn With

There is so much to discover and learn about Shabbat.
Understand more about the weekly parsha or take your people on our seven steps to Shabbat journey, or use the learning experience to share personal thoughts and ideas. You can set up one or a series of these sessions leading up to The Shabbat Project.
If you are looking for some inspiration for this idea, learn more here.

Make With

There are so many great activities and crafts that can be made leading up to Shabbat.

Challah covers, Kiddush cups, Havdalah candles, activities or games where you learn about Shabbat, to name a few.

Create activities for youth, break into virtual rooms based on age groups or preferences, have parents and children play and learn together. You can also choose from our selection of games and activities.

Event Ideas

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