Our Mission

The Los Angeles Shabbat Project is an independent grassroots community-wide inclusive organization with hundreds of volunteers all with the same mission-encouraging the Los Angeles Jewish community to participate in a unique, international Jewish unity event bringing thousands of Jews to celebrate our heritage and strengthen our Jewish unity.

The 2020 Los Angeles Shabbat Project will take place November 6-7th with in home events throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.  The International Shabbos Project will take place in more than 1685 cities and 106 countries around the globe.

This year’s Shabbat Project might feel a little different without live events and huge Shabbat tables filling up around the world.  This year has reminded us that our homes are our anchor.  This year- come November 6th- let’s flood our homes with the light, life, meaning, warmth, and depth of Shabbat.


The Los Angeles Shabbat Project began in 2014 under the auspices of The International Shabbos Project, founded by Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa.  In 2013, the entire South African Jewish community came together to celebrate Shabbat.  In 2014, the Shabbos Project went global and hundreds of communities worldwide celebrated the Shabbat together.  Last year, Jews around the world reconnected in 12 languages, 1685 cities, and 106 countries.


“The most ambitious Jewish identity initiative ever undertaken.
-Jerusalem Post


“An experiment that has no precedent in modern Jewish history
-Mishpacha magazine


“A global movement.
-Washington Post