Shabbos Project 2018 – A Shabbos Retreat For Body And Soul

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Shabbos Project 2018 –  A Shabbos Retreat For Body And Soul

 

As Jewish communities around the world are gearing
up for this year’s annual Shabbos Project, the team at Project Inspire
announces a brand new venue and an innovative experience in our area.
Rabbi Yaakov Giniger, Director of Programming
at Project Inspire, explains:  “This year, our Shabbos Project will
become a Shabbos Retreat, to be held at the Sheraton Parsippany New
Jersey.  Participants will experience an outstanding weekend that will
pamper the body and inspire the soul.” 

 

The event, which is scheduled for the weekend of October 26-28th,
promises to be a groundbreaking experience.  It will include a full
roster of inspiring speakers, thrilling entertainment and stand up
comedy, zumba classes, sports activities,
a gourmet cuisine, and so much more.  A special program for children
and teens is also being planned, and guests are encouraged to bring
along their families.     

 

Rabbi Chaim Sampson, Director of Project Inspire,
says, “We decided this year to offer frum yidden an opportunity to bring
their less affiliated friends and acquaintances to a weekend Shabbaton
in a hotel setting.  The experience of several
hundred yidden of all backgrounds coming together will create an
incredible achdus.  Relationships will be forged and developed.  It
promises to be electric and life transforming for all.”

 

The annual Challah Bake, an event that is always
eagerly anticipated, will be held at the Retreat on Erev Shabbos. 
Families will prepare the challahs together and then enjoy them during
their Shabbos seudah.  In fact, says Rabbi Giniger,
the entire Shabbos program is designed to be an interactive shared
inspirational experience.  “Unlike a conference or a convention,” he
points out, “participants will join in a series of meaningful
discussions and workshops.”

 

Members of the community are welcome to join the
Shabbos Retreat, says Rabbi Giniger, “as long as they bring along a
guest who they will be introducing to the Shabbos experience.”

 

The Gross family will be dedicating the Shabbos
Retreat in memory of their beloved mother, Malka bas Yosef Yuspah, O’H. 
Mr. Isaac Gross says that a Shabbos experience is really the best time
to spark a Jewish soul.  “Shabbos,” he says,
“is all about family and tradition.  It’s the most spiritual day of the
week, and an excellent opportunity to generate an appreciation of
Yiddishkeit among our fellow Jews.”

 

And the hotel setting is the perfect venue.  “While
bringing guests into our homes is a wonderful idea,” he says, “it can
also be awkward.  Potential guests are sometimes reluctant to move into
someone’s home for Shabbos.”

 

But the hotel experience will be a game changer. 
“Everyone will feel comfortable.  We’ll all be enjoying Shabbos
together  while being wined and dined, inspired by an incredible
program, and staying in a luxury hotel.  All this while our
guests will discover the beauty of disconnecting from the world and
enjoying a genuine and spiritual Shabbos.  What could be better than
that?”

 

The Shabbos Retreat is the first of its kind and
represents a pioneering new approach to kiruv.  The team at Project
Inspire is preparing an unprecedented and very unique program.  “Our
goal,” says Rabbi Sampson, “is to bring together a
community of people from all walks of life who will learn and grow
together and build relationships that will last for years.  We are
extremely excited about this and would love for you to join us!”

 

For more information, contact Project Inspire at retreat@jinspire.org.  or visit
jinspire.org
 – or call 646 291 6191.