South Florida & the Shabbat Project

South Florida’s Jewish community to participate in Shabbat Project.

Thousands of South Floridians are expected to attend multiple events at congregations and schools this week to celebrate the Shabbat Project as part of a global movement to celebrate the traditional Shabbat on Oct. 27-28.

The many events taking place in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach congregations and schools this week will be part of the 1 million plus participants in 1,000 cities worldwide that will celebrate the Shabbat Project, according to Shabbat Project officials.

A number of South Florida congregations will celebrate Shabbat through the traditional Friday Night service followed by a community dinner. However, the majority of the events will be Challah Bake programs on Oct. 26, designed to attract Jewish girls and women to celebrate Shabbat through learning how to bake challah.

“The Torah is very clear that Jewish girls and women create a special mitzvah (Hebrew for “good deed”) to celebrate Shabbat by learning to bake a challah,” said Alyssa Baumgarten, Florida director of the Shabbat Project.

The largest Challah Bake program will be taking place at Sheck Hillel Community Day School, 19000 NE 25th Ave. in North Miami Beach on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. with 400 people expected, consisting mainly of the Hillel Day School students and their families.

As seen on www.sun-sentinel.com on October 19, 2017