The JCC of Greater Columbus has partnered with JewishColumbus to host The Shabbat Project 2019, with events on Nov. 21 and 24.

To celebrate the mitzvah of creating challah as a community, there will be a challah bake at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the JCC of Greater Columbus, 1225 College Ave.

The Maccabeats, a Jewish music and a cappella group with more than 20 million views on YouTube, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1354 E. Broad St.

According to a press release from the JCC, The Shabbat Project is a global, grassroots movement that has united more than one million Jews from around the globe. Jews of all ages, across the religious spectrum, come together for a complete Shabbat experience. It’s an occasion to strengthen Jewish identity, to develop and grow bonds with family and community, and to connect with Jews across the world.

The Shabbat Project was founded by Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the chief rabbi of South Africa who has a Ph.D. in human rights and constitutional law. He is a regular columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

This year marks the fifth year that Columbus has participated in the Shabbat Project and the first time that the JCC is taking point on these events. The program began when Jerry and Laura Sigal brought the International Shabbat Project to Columbus.

The Shabbat Project events are open to the community. Tickets for the challah bake are $18, and tickets for the Maccabeats concert are $12 for adults, $6 for children, and $40 for families of five or more. They can be purchased online at

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