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In memory of Rabbi Gabi and Rebbetzin Rivky Holtzberg, who brought the light of Shabbat to Jewish people of all backgrounds in Mumbai, India.


The goals of the Light of Shabbat Program are: 

  • To bring the light of Shabbat into Jewish homes by delivering Shabbat boxes with food and other items on Fridays
  • To spread this mitzvah through the dedication of volunteers
  • To foster community spirit



Every Friday, select Jewish homes on the Island receive a “Shabbat-kit” that includes some basic items for the Shabbat table bringing the light of joy of Shabbat to their home.


If you would like to volunteer for this AMAZING project - please email


Participating Volunteers



Iris Green-Starr

Lindy Shortt  



Rowena Keeb
Terry Globman
Edee Vladar
Ed Fitch 
Fiona Prince
Jonathan Secter

Miriam Waldman
Judy Estrin
Genevieve Brandt
Benjamin Vega Aguilar 
Daryl Levine
Francis Landy



Elisabeth Gelb
Orly Salama Alber


Advisor: Rabbi Meir Kaplan
Advisor: Chani Kaplan

Coordinator: Sharon Fitch