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Shabbos Project happenings around South Africa




Umhlanga Jewish Centre
Enjoy the brightest possible start to your Shabbos day with coffee and confectionary by the sea.A full day of feasting, chilling and spiritual growth. Have lunch, attend shiurim, play board games, refuel at the Seudah Shlishit and then enjoy Havdallah.
Cost: R150 for adults. Free for under 18s
To reserve your spot, call 031 566 3227
Schedule of events:
24 October
4pm Shiur
5pm Challah bake
26 October
5:20pm Unity candle lighting
5:45pm Mincha
6pm Davening, Kiddush l’chaim
7:30pm Dinner followed by home hospitality
27 October
8:45 Davening
10:45 Kiddush & shiurim
12pm Lunch
4:15pm Shiur
4:45pm Mincha

Chabad in Umhlanga
Umhlanga Chabad welcomes special guest Rabbi Levi Lipskar and Rebbetzin Mashi Lipskar for a full Shabbos. Dine and learn at a festive Shabbos dinner or enjoy Shabbos lunch at the shul.
On 25 October, it’s time for men to rise to the occasion at Umhlanga Chabad. Join the challah bake for men, followed by a genuine Chassidic farbrengen for men and women.
Dinner: 26 October (R150)
Lunch: 27 October (R120)
Book now: 031 561 2487

Durban Hebrew Congregation
On 26 October, enjoy candle lighting on the terrace and a l’chaim Kiddush.
Then celebrate with a community lunch on 27 October. R150 for adults. Free to under 18s.
Be sure to stick around to enjoy Havdallah.
Call 031 201 5177 or email:

Pretoria Hebrew Congregation
27 October
Contact: 012 460 7991
Pretoria students are cool enough for shul, as TUKS SAUJS joins forces with Pretoria Shul for an awesome Shabbos experience. Visit to see more.
At Pretoria Shul, enjoy lunch, shiurim and plenty of time to relax to restore body, soul and  mind. There will also be a women’s oneg Shabbos.
Shabbos concludes with a musical Havdallah.
In addition to the on-shul programme, the programme is focused on “Bringing Shabbos Home”. On Friday night, congregants are encouraged to invite neighbours over for Shabbos dinner.

Shabbos Retreat at the Protea Hunters Rest Hotel
26-28 October
Relax, reflect, review: A full weekend of Shabbos magic
Candle lighting meditation, lively and meaningful shul experience, sumptuous cuisine, awesome programme for kids and stimulating talks. Plus plenty of nearby activities to enjoy on Sunday.
R3 600 pps for adults
R1 800 for children 4-12
Kids under 3 are free
To secure your place, contact Batya: 011 440 6600 or email
Find out about the relax, reflect and renew family discount.

Cape Town
Sea Point
Sephardi Hebrew Congregation
26 October
Dinner and deep wisdom. The shul will host a dinner, with Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein as scholar-in-residence.
R275 for adults and just R125 for children aged 4-12
Book now: 021 439 1962
27 October
Mediterranean Shabbos lunch (RSVP for catering)
Musical Havdallah
Festive Melave Malka

Marais Road Shul
Shabbos lunch with a special dose of fun, whimsy and excitement. Marais Road Shul will host a secret picnic at an undisclosed location!
27 October
Cost: R100
Book now:

Beit Midrash Morasha
27 October
A special Seudah Shlishit with afternoon learning and a musical Havdallah

Ohr Somayach Cape Town
26 October 5:30pm
Enter Shabbos in style with pre-drinks and canapés. Then enjoy a musical interlude with singing from PJJDS and the Weizman Junior Choir.

Camps Bay
Camps Bay Hebrew Congregation
26-27 October
A tisch, brocha and great guest speaker (Rabbi Widmonte)! What more do you need for a switched-on Shabbos?

Constantia Hebrew Congregation
Constantia Shul is hosting a special Shabbos Project supper on 26 October.
Book your place now! Call 021 713 1818
R180 for adults; R120 for children under 12

Muizenberg Shul
The Muizenberg Shul hosts a community dinner on Friday 26 October, for R150 per person.
Keep the Shabbos momentum going on Shabbos day with a brocha lunch.
To book, call 021 788-1624 or 021 788 8220.

Claremont Wynberg Hebrew Congregation
The Claremont Wynberg Hebrew Congregation is laying out a brocha lunch to celebrate The Shabbos Project.

Milnerton Hebrew Congregation
Book your place at the community Shabbos dinner on 26 October at Milnerton shul.
R225 for adults, R180 for over 12s, R160 for children under 12
Call 021 552 4285 or email

Gardens Shul
The historic Garden Shul hosts Friday night dinner and Shabbos day lunch.
Make sure you book a place by calling 021 465 1405 or emailing

Sunny Road Kehilah
On 26 October, enjoy a Shabbos Project dinner with with a very special guest speaker, FIFA tournament medical officer Professor Efraim Kramer.
Prof Kramer will regale diners with ‘Shabbos soccer stories’ drawn from three World Cup tournaments.
Adults R220; kids 5-10 years R180
Call Lauren on 078 043 2203

Yeshiva College Shul
Make sure you reserve a seat at the Yeshiva College Shul Shabbos Project lunch
27 October: Lunch
Adults R175, children R80
Call Belinda: 011 485 3624 or
Entertainment will be provided for the kids

Glen Manor
Everyone’s invited to Shabbos lunch at Glen Manor, on 23 Northfield Ave.
The cost is R100 per adult; R50 for under 12s.
Call Fae to secure your place: 083 600 4665 and to book and pay beforehand.

Northfield Shul
Northfield Shul is hosting a youth-led Shabbos for the whole family, featuring a Friday night Kiddush, with a special youth-led minyan on Shabbat morning, and a delicious brocha lunch. There will be a guest speaker, cool games and prizes. An exciting children’s service will be offered to kids of all ages.

Bnei Akiva Shul (Yeshiva College Campus)
Get ready for a massive Shacharit and Mussaf in the Bnei Shul. There’s also Kiddush and a special channies learning programme at the Bnei bayit.

The Base
It’s all about The Base with a packed Shabbos full of activity
26 October:
5pm: Pre-Shabbos drinks
6pm: Shul service
9:30pm: Tisch – all welcome
27 October
9:15am: Davening
11am: Kiddush brocha followed by Shabbos Project-themed learning
1pm: Lunch
5pm: Unity boys Seudah Shlishit
5.40pm: Women’s Suedah Shlishit & kids’ programme
5:40pm: Mincha followed by a men’s Seudah Shlishit
7pm: Musical Havdallah
R150 per person; R100 for students; free for children under 6

Ohr Somayach Glenhazel
On 27 October, enjoy a pancake & Chilla bar brocha followed by a Shabbos Project lunch.
R150 for adults; R80 for 6-17-year-olds; kids under 5 free
Book your place: 011 887 1321

Friday night shul and dinner @ Hazelwood Club House
26 October
Dinner by Burgers and Brew
Adults: R115
Book now: 073 172 22258

Let’s come together and reflect on the magic of Shabbos with a special street Havdallah and live band.
This event has been organised by high school learners across Johannesburg.


Chabad of Sandton
Enjoy dinner or lunch. For value, fun and spiritual nourishment, enjoy both!
26 October: Dinner: R295 adults; R160 under 12s;  kids under 4 free
27 October: ‘Vintage Market’ lunch: R145 adults; R105 under 12s; kids under 4 free
Combo special: Dinner and lunch: R400 adults; R240 under 12sTo book:

Sandton Shul
A weekend packed full of Shabbos activities
25 October
“A Shabbat of Serenity and Self-Mastery” with Rabbi Doniel Katz at Sandton Shul, at the
Kaplan residence
26 October
Pre-shabbat drinks
Maariv service led by Shmuli Brill
Dinner (R400 adults; R300 teens from 13-17; R180 kids from 7-12; free for under 6s)
Meditation with Doniel Katz
27 October
Brocha lunch
Talk by Doniel Katz
Seudah shishit
Maariv and Havdallah Concert
28 October
Three-hour learning programme (R100 donation)
Visit for more details

Ohr Somayach Savoy    
27 October
Special lunch (R150 per person; R100 for under 18s)
Then an unmissable event: the Unity Seudah Shlishit, bringing together congregants from across Savoy and Waverley.
Book now:
Full schedule:
Youth Tisch
Youth Tisch in the hall on Friday night from 9:30pm, for an evening of song and inspiration for all youth and young adults.
Family learning programme
Learning programme for fathers & sons and mothers & daughters, before the brocha
Community lunch
Catered by Moishes after early mincha @ 12:20pm. R150 per adult and R100 per child. Booking essential. Please RSVP to

Aish HaTorah
Head to Aish for a fun and meaningful Seudah Shlishit.

Sandringham Gardens
26 October
Join WIZO and the residents of Sandringham Gardens to celebrate this special Shabbat.

JHB Sephardi Shul
Keep replenished on Shabbos day with a brocha breakfast, lunch and Seudah Shlishit.
No charge.

Pine Street Shul
Enjoy a special lunch for R100 per person. Book now: 011 640 3101

Pine Street + Torah Academy + Chassidim Shul + 9th Street Shul + Chabad of Norwood
A momentous Seudah Shlishit sees five communities unite to create magic! The day culminates in a musical Havdallah ceremony.

Oxford Shul
Don’t miss out on lunch at Oxford Shul on 27 October!

Waverley Shul
Mini Challah Bake
25 October @  3:15pm
DL Link, Bikkur Cholim, SOSA & Chazak join forces to host a challah bake for those unable to attend the main Great Big Challah Bake.
No cost. Donations welcome
Please call 011 882 8322
27 October
Special brocha and Seudah Shlishit

Greenside Shul
27 October
Inspiring talks – 12:00pm The Holy Grail of Happiness – Ashley Leibowitz, 12:45 Lessons from Sarah Internal and external beauty – Aviva Rabinowitz, 18:00 Unpacking the Shabbat davening services – Dovi Rabinowitz.
13:15 Shabbat Lunch.

Emmarentia Shul
25 October
Challah bake: Loaves of Love
6:30pm. R40 donation
Make two challahs: one to keep and one for Yad Aharon
Call: 082 903 6711
26 October
A dinner with special guest speaker Ilan Herman.
Adults R165; under 12s R100
27 October
Enjoy a special brocha and sponsored Shabbos lunch!
Suedah Shlishit
Call 0116466138

Victory Park
Victory Park Shul
26 October
Friday night Kiddush followed by a tisch at 9:30pm
27 October
Shabbos lunch
Seudah Shlishit followed by learning in the shul
Havdallah in the hall.

Sydenham Shul
26 October
Women’s candle lighting
Friday night street brocha after davening
27 October
Shabbos Morning Ladies’ Schmooze with Estee Stern
Community brocha in the garden, followed by a community luncheon in the Seeff Hall, with 7-minute TED-style talks by respected inspirational speakers.                                    Don’t miss out. Call 011 640 5021 |                                              

Great Park Shul
26 October
Enjoy a gin bar and snacks after the shul service.
27 October
The choir will perform special choral pieces. After the service, enjoy a celebratory brocha.

West Street Shul
To celebrate the Shabbos Project, the shul will host an extra-special brocha

Edenvale Shul
Be sure to book for Shabbos dinner at Edenvale Shul.
R180 per person
Please call 011 453 0988

Chabad of Lyndhurst
Visit the Lyndhurst Chabad on 27 October for an extra-special mouth-watering cholent.

Elphin Lodge
26 October
Finger supper (R120)
27 October
Brocha and lunch (R60 each)
Special price for both lunch & dinner: R120

The residents of Westwood Ave are hosting a communal Shabbos dinner in the Westwoods complex – and you’re invited! Don’t miss out.
26 October
Adults R250; kids R100
Call Howard Sackstein 083 327 7774

Hyde Park
The Shul at Hyde Park
A Shabbos of feasting! Dinner on 26 October followed by breakfast and a shiur on Shabbos day, and then lunch.

Oaklands Road Shabbos Picnic
Picnic under the stars. On 26 October, bring your own picnic basket from Moishes to 1 Oaklands Road for a Shabbos dinner with a difference.
Don’t miss it. WhatsApp 082 330 9003.

The Progressive communities will be hosting Proudly Progressive Shabbat Project events throughout the county.

GAUTENG (Contact Russell Cohen 0824925022)

25th    Unity Challah bake @ 18h00 @ Bet David

26th    Service followed by dinner @ Jaffa in Pretoria

            Service followed by Oneg Shabbat meal @ 18h00 at Beit Emanuel

            Service @ Temple Israel Hillbrow

            Service followed by L’chaim @ 18h00 @ Bet David

            Children’s Kippah workshop @ 18h00 @ Bet David

27th    Tallit making @ 08h30 @ Beit Emanuel

            Torah Study @ 08h45 @ Bet David

            Shabbat morning service @ 09h30 @ Beit Emanuel followed by brocha

            Shabbat morning service @ 10h00 @ Temple Israel Hillbrow followed by brocha and distribution of food parcels and socks to the homeless

            Shabbat morning service @ 10h00 @ Bet David followed by a Brocha

            J-Talk with Prof. David Bilchitz @ 11h30 at Beit Emanuel

            Talmud Study @ 13h00 @ Beit Emanuel

            Yoga @ 16h30 @ Beit Emanuel 

CAPE TOWN (Contact Eric Beswick 0217621746)

25th    Challah Bake @ 17h30 @ Greenpoint Shul

            Sherman lecture @ 19h30 with Rabbi Charley @ Greenpoint Shul

26th    Tefillin wrap @ 08h30

            Shabbat services @ all three shuls followed by a dinner @ Wynberg

27th    Services @ all three shuls 

            Unity lunch @ Greenpoint

            Havdallah Bring and Braai @ 18h00 @ Greenpoint 

EAST LONDON (Contact Debbie Wolk 0836059205)

25th    Challah Bake @ 17h30

26th    Service

27th    Havdallah and pizza evening @ 18h00

PORT ELIZABETH (Contact Charlotte 0413736642)

26th      Bring and share supper after the Shabbat Service @ 18h00

            Donations of baby clothes/toiletries and other clothes for distribution to charities. 

DURBAN (Contact Leanne 0313379858)

26th    Communal Shabbat candle lighting @ 18h00 with a brocha after the service

            Cheder kids will make “care boxes” for distribution at the local old age home.


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