This is a community wide Denver event! Join The Jewish Experience, BMH-BJ, Denver Academy of Torah, and NCSY, for 24 hours of spiritual Jewish bliss. The Shabbat Project was started in 2013, by Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, to bring Jews from around the world together for Shabbos. We invite you to light candles with us Friday night, sit together with new and old friends, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Shabbos. We will provide amazing speakers, insightful classes, and large amounts of delicious food. After three mouth watering catered meals, we will end the whole thing with a musical Havdalah, that will get your toes tapping and hands clapping. Last year we had 360 participants – this year we want even more!

This incredible event features guest speakers Rabbi Menachem Nissel and Patrick Amar.

Schedule of events:

Friday Night

  • 3:45 Pre-Shabbos Musical Inspiration
  • 4:15 Inspirational Candle Lighting, “Opening the Wellspring of Blessings”, with Ellyn Hutt
  • 4:30 Candlelighting
  • 4:40 (Afternoon Service) Mincha
  • 5:00 Festive Kabbalat Shabbat with Introduction by Rabbi Gershon Meisel, NCSY Regional Director
  • 5:30 Welcome by Rabbi Leban
  • 6:00 Kiddush and Shabbos Dinner
  • 7:45 Keynote with Rabbi Nissel
  • 8:45 Oneg Shabbat and Dessert


  • 9:00 Morning service and Dvar Torah
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Essie Fleishman
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Learner’s Service in Chapel
  • 11:30 Keynote with Rabbi Nissel
  • 12:00 Kiddush lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Special talk with Patrick Amar
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Inspiring Shabbos Classes
  • 3:30 NCSY Mincha
  • 4:00 NCSY Shalosh Seudos
  • 4:00 Mincha
  • 4:30 NCSY Ebbing
  • 5:30 Maariv followed by Havdallah


More about our speakers:

Rabbi Menachem Nissel is a world renowned speaker and author who has inspired thousands throughout the world. His ability to bring lofty concepts down to daily life spiced with British humor make his lectures tremendously popular.His articles and letters are widely published and he is the author of the highly acclaimed Rigshei Lev – Women in Tefila (Targum / Feldheim 2001) and Jerusalem Jems (Targum 2002). He is a senior lecturer for “Ner LeElef – World Center for Jewish Leadership Training and Community Outreach” and the Senior Educator for NCSY.

Patrick Amar is originally from Montreal, Canada and grew up in a traditional Jewish-Sephardic home whose family came from Morocco. He served as a Pro-Israel student activist with Hillel while studying Political Science at Concordia University, one of the more notorious campuses for its amount of Anti-Israel activism. His experiences on campus and educational trips to Israel such as Birthright and Hasbara Fellowships led him to move to New York City in 2003 to help establish the national office of Hasbara Fellowships, a program of Aish which trains and supports Jewish college students in their fight to support Israel across North America. He has staffed dozens of missions to Israel, including Birthright, Hasbara Fellowships, the Jerusalem Fellowships, the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project and Honest Reporting missions. Patrick is a licensed Israeli tour guide, he also operates his own tour company in Israel which focuses mainly on family trips and special missions to Israel.

Shabbos services (Friday night and Saturday), classes on Saturday, and all meals will all be at:
BMH-BJ Congregation
560 S Monaco Pkwy
Denver, CO  80224

Please let us know if you would like help finding accommodations in the area.
There are several hotels nearby:
Extended Stay America Hotel Denver – Cherry Creek
HomeTowne Studios Denver – Glendale/Cherry Creek
Staybridge Suites Denver-Cherry Creek

November 9 — November 10
5:30 pm — 6:30 pm

BMH-BJ The Denver Synagogue

SOLD OUT! (Join us again next year in Jerusalem)

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