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The Shabbat Project

October 25, 2017

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 28, 2017

Take part in the International Shabbat Project. It started in South Africa in 2013 when Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein called on the community to keep the Shabbat of October 14, 2013 together. From there it spread to communities across the world.

The idea is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum of religious affiliation, young and old, from all corners of the world- come together to experience the magic of one Shabbat together.

This year, Louisville will celebrate Shabbat together Wednesday, October 25-28, starting with The Great Challah Bake and culminating with a Family Havdalah Celebration!

Wednesday, October 25: The Great Challah Bake

Participate in a fun evening of challah making, Israeli dancing and connecting with other Jewish women in the community.

Cost: $15, includes all challah making supplies and a reusable apron.


Childcare will be available with registration by October 19.

Committee Members: Karen Bass; Co-Chair, Julie Strull; Co-Chair, Ellana Bessen, Rachel Blaustein, Margie Kohn, Duby Litvin, Joanie Lustig, Mona Schramko, Barbara Schwartz, Shane Shaps, Dana Strull, Hunter Weinberg

Click here to register for the 2017 Challah Bake

Friday, October 27-Saturday October 28: Celebrate Shabbat at a Synagogue or with Friends

Adath Jeshurun
2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205
Friday Night Services: 5:45 p.m.
Shacharit Services: 9:30 a.m.
Mincha Services: 5:45 p.m.

Anshei Sfard
3700 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-3217
Shacharit Services: 9 a.m.
Followed by a gala lunch to celebrate the beautiful gift of Shabbat with thousands of Jews across the world
All are invited and encouraged to attend! There is no charge for the luncheon.
RSVP to RabbiSnaid@ansheiSfard.com

Chabad House
1654 Almara Circle, Louisville, KY 40205
Friday Night Services: 6 p.m.
Followed by “Thank G-d It’s Shabbat” Themed Dinner
Shacharit Services: 10:30 a.m.
Mincha Services: 5:45 p.m.

Keneseth Israel
2531 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205-2224
Friday Night Services: 6 p.m.
Shacharit Services: 9:30 a.m.
Mincha Services: 12:30 p.m.

The Temple
5101 U. S. Highway 42, Louisville, KY 40241-6000
Dinner at 6 p.m. – Adults $5 / Children 12 and under eat Free
RSVP to The Temple 502-423-1818
Yartzeit Services: 6:30 p.m.
Friday Night Services: 7 p.m.

Special guest speaker during Friday night services – Nir Baram.
Nir Baram is a critically acclaimed Israeli author and journalist. Baram’s nonfiction book, A Land Without Borders (2016), describes his one-year journey into the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Over the course of his journey, Baram meets a variety of people: religious and secular settlers with different beliefs, Palestinians who never before met a Jew, political leaders and sleek businessmen. With a sharp and candid eye, Baram artfully portrays a current picture of the West Bank and its inhabitants, begging the question of whether a 2 state solution is still a viable reality. Baram’s work was also featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and other publications.

Born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976, Baram’s grandfather and father were both ministers in Israeli Labor Party governments. Nir Baram has worked as a journalist for Haaretz newspaper and as an editor of nonfiction books and classic novels in Am-Oved publishing house. Baram is also an advocate for equal rights for Palestinians. His novel will be available for purchase at the event.

Torah Study: 9 a.m.
Shacharit Services: 10:30 a.m.

Temple Shalom
4615 Lowe Road, Louisville, KY 40220
Friday Night Services: 6:30 p.m.
Shacharit Services: 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 28:

Havdalah Glow Party

8 p.m.

Bid farewell to Shabbat with Glow in the Dark fun for the whole family with family crafts, music, snacks, PJ Library story time, glow in the dark bubbles, games and more! Register here.

Thank you Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence for sponsoring some of The Shabbat Project events.


October 25, 2017
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Julie Hollander
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