COVID-19 | Program Status

Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of the Coronavirus and heeding the recommendation of medical professionals to forego large gatherings for the time being, NJOP will not be going forward with our usual, in-person Shabbat Across America and Canada celebration in 2021 as we have in years past. Instead, we will promoting the Shabbat Across America and Canada At Home experience that will focus on couples, immediate family, and individuals celebrating in their home on March 5, 2021. We hope to reinstate the traditional on-location Shabbat Across America and Canada in future years. We pray for the speedy and complete recovery of all those who have contracted the virus and the safety of all others.
Thank you for your understanding.

The 25th Annual

Shabbat Across America and Canada

is March 5, 2021!

Shabbat Across Canada

“Turn an ordinary Friday night into something extraordinary!”

When we first launched Shabbat Across America and Canada 25 years ago, our goal was to bring the joy of Shabbat to North American Jews. Together, you’ve helped us welcome over 1.1 million of our brothers and sisters to Shabbat Across America and Canada programs and give them a taste of Shabbat.

 

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus and heeding the recommendation of medical professionals to forego large gatherings, NJOP is not planning our usual, in-person Shabbat Across America and Canada celebration in 2021. Instead, we will be inviting people to bring Shabbat Across America and Canada home, focusing on individuals, couples and immediate family, to celebrate in their own homes on March 5, 2021.

Why Participate in Shabbat Across America and Canada at Home?

Have you experienced the magic of NJOP’s Shabbat Across America and Canada? Have you wanted to participate but couldn’t? Do you love the idea of creating an evening of warm inspiration, simple peace and beautiful tradition?

On one special night, tens of thousands of North American Jews will come together in spiritual unison with Jews across the continent and with thousands of years of tradition. Now is your chance to be counted in this campaign that encourages Jews of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate what unifies us all: The Shabbat.

It’s simple! Plan to host a traditional Friday night Shabbat experience.

Register here and we’ll help you get started. Among the resources we have available to get you started are our introductory “Shabbat Across America and Canada At Home” booklet, our more detailed “Jewish Treats Guide to Shabbat” and our “Spirituality at Your Fingertips” guides, which offer a more in-depth explanation of the Shabbat rituals to help you prepare for this huge event.

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