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#openShabbat: A Campaign to ‘Unplug’ at SXSW

Every year Rabbi Mordechai and Chana Lightstone of Crown Heights fly to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). In conjunction with the local shluchim, Rabbis Yosef Levertov and Zev Johnson, they host guests of the digital communications, film and music festival.

Last year over 120 Jews from all walks of life – employees of such tech giants as Google, Facebook, Tumblr and beyond – put their devices on the side and joined for an unplugged Shabbos meal experience – #openShabbat.

This year as the operation grows in size, the chance to partner with #openShabbat has been made possible through a special campaign on the Indiegogo crowd funding site.

Even modest donations combine together for a truly amazing result and will help bring a truly unique Shabbos experience to Jews of the digital generation.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/openshabbat-at-sxsw-2014/x/3559092

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