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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.

COVID-19 - UPDATE - Volunteers needed:

Every Friday, the Light of Shabbat (LOS) project delivers Shabbat kits with items and food for Shabbat. These are sent to the elderly and others who may be confined to their beds etc. At this time when many of our community elders are in isolation, we need to double our efforts to reach out regularly to additional recipients. Mrs. Sharon Fitch, LOS coordinator, needs your help. If you available on some Friday mornings to help deliver packages, please contact Sharon at [email protected]

 Light of Shabbat Program supported by JFVVI

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  [email protected]



Participating Volunteers





Iris Green-Starr

Lindy Shortt  




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


Batsheva Spencer                     Genevieve Brandt
Don Morris

Sarah Katz                                            






Elisabeth Gelb
Susan Date


Challah Team 


Iris Colyn

Paulette Zetler

Celine Seroussi

Juliette Seroussi

Josie Davidson





Advisor: Rabbi Meir Kaplan
Advisor: Chani Kaplan

Coordinator: Sharon Fitch