San Diego Unplugs

Federation is thrilled by the debut and success of Shabbat San Diego, a worldwide initiative that brought 340 cities in 35 countries together to observe a traditional Shabbat as one unified Jewish community, echoing across globe.


More than 6,000 San Diegans participated in the first annual weekend-long event. Shabbat San Diego offered a multitude of activities to encourage community members to have meaningful and personalized experiences, including a Thursday night mega challah bake, Friday evening and Saturday morning services, Shabbat meals at host homes throughout the county, afternoon lectures and study sessions, and the concluding havdalah ceremony.


Keeping It Together, the weekend’s theme, emphasized unplugging from everyday life and plugging in to the Shabbat experience of family, friends, rejuvenation and community.  Federation is happy to announce its dedication to providing ongoing support for Shabbat San Diego well into the future.


“Shabbat San Diego and Federation’s Shalom San Diego initiatives share a similar vision — to connect unengaged Jews in meaningful ways to the broader Jewish community.”  Michael Sonduck, President and CEO of Federation.

Mazel Tov to the Shabbat San Diego Team!



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