Last year The Shabbos Project took South Africa by storm with a weekend dedicated to getting as many people as they could to keep Shabbat from sundown to stars out. The weekend kicked off with a mass challah baking lead by our dear friend and regular contributor, The Kosher Butcher's Wife, Sharon Lurie.
Sharon told me all about The Great Street Challah Bake, where they blocked off a whole street in the center of Johannesburg, and more than 3,000 women came together to prepare challah for their Shabbat. The Shabbos project far exceeded expectations with around 90% of the synagogues in South Africa participating.
The Shabbos project urged people to take a break from daily life and digital devices and keep Shabbat the traditional way. Many people took the challenge and observed Shabbat for the first time ever.
This year the Shabbos project is going global. Communities around the world are coming together to encourage everyone to keep Shabbat on October 24-25, 2014. Even Paula Abdul is getting involved and along with other celebrities is working to get everyone to celebrate Shabbat.
To help spread the word and get everyone to sign up, Sharon has shared with us two of her favorite challah recipes.
The Shabbos Project has tons of resources to help anyone who wants to keep the day and may not have the resources. From setting people up for Shabbat meals (you can also go to volunteer to host), to resources on cooking your own (easy rundown of the laws of Shabbat).
We will be sharing recipes and ideas on our site too to keep everyone excited and involved.
TOGETHER WE WILL KEEP THE SHABBAT OF 24/25 OCTOBER FROM SUNDOWN TO STARS OUT!!! WE SIGNED UP - DID YOU?
SIGN UP AT WWW.SHABBOSPROJECT.ORG