It's really incredible how much attention "Share One Shabbos" has received. The program that was run at Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS) this past weekend was a huge success. There were more than 200 BRS families that opened their homes and hundreds of unafiliated Jews in Boca Raton experienced a Shabbos that they won't soon forget. The emails from both the hosts and the guests have been pouring into BRS and we are already planning another program.
The Boca Raton Jewish community is an outstanding place to live and with more than 100,000 unafilitated Jews in the area there are so many opportunities to reach out. That led to the creation of the Boca Raton Jewish Experience (BJRE) which runs FREE beginner programs on Shabbos and during the week. All of the programs are being run in partnership with all of the major jewish outreach organizations and have been extremely successful. More than 350 people attended Aish's Discovery program and the following week 50 people signed up to learn to read Hebrew and more than 90 people signed up for the crash Course in Jewish History. The National Jewish Outreach Program has been a fantastic partner and I encourage more shul's to run their programs. The video's were produced did exactly what they were intended for, to sensitize our members, who are not outreach professionals, to make a Shabbos meal an unforgettable experience.
The BRS Outreach Revolution has begun!!!
check out the Boca Raton Jewish Experience at www.MyJewishExperience.org
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