Our Mission

The Baltimore Shabbat Project’s focus is to unite Jewish Baltimore in global solidarity through the celebration of Shabbat. We respect, dignity and honor every member of our community and create a true celebration of Jewish unity.

About Us

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

The 2019 Baltimore Shabbat Project will take place November 15-16th with events throughout the Greater Baltimore area. The International Shabbos Project will take place in more than 1,400 cities and 100 countries around the globe.

Rabbi Warren Goldstein, founder of The International Shabbos Project said, “Let us find Jewish unity in times of happiness rather than when the hatred of others is forcing us together.” That is what the Baltimore Shabbat Project is all about. On this special Shabbat, we come together to celebrate the peace and tranquility of one of our most sacred traditions, Shabbat, for no reason other than to unite, strengthen and rejoice in our Jewish identity.


The Baltimore 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 Shabbat together. Five years later, The Shabbat Project has expanded to more than 1,400 cities in 100 countries!