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 A Grand Prix Party

David Snyder
Staff Writer

 

A Grand Prix Party

 

The Grand Prix of Baltimore returns to city streets next week, and Chabad of Downtown and Moishe House are teaming up to get young Jewish adults in the spirit well before drivers start their engines.
On Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m., the organizations are hosting a pre-Grand Prix Shabbat dinner at Chabad’s Little Italy headquarters in anticipation of the Labor Day weekend race.

“It’s local, it’s fun, and we’re always looking to create more Jewish opportunities and activities downtown,” Chabad Director Rabbi Levi Druk said.

The event, geared toward Jews in their 20s and 30s, will feature traditional Shabbat staples (challah, wine and gefilte fish) as well as auto-racing-themed eats like corn dogs, wings, sliders and hush puppies.

In addition to race-car-inspired décor, including black-and-white table cloths simulating a track, Chabad and Moishe House will provide guests with auto-racing essentials like energy bars and drinks.
Druk pointed out that you don’t have to be a racing fanatic to take part in the festivities. And, he went as far as drawing some comparisons between auto racing and Shabbat.
“You can think of Shabbos as a spiritual pit stop on the race track of life,” Druk said. That message can relate to anyone Jewish. You want see a real race? You should get into an observant Jewish home before Shabbos and watch the preparation.”

Chabad of Downtown Baltimore is located at 407 S. High St. For more information or to RSVP, call 410-605-0505 or email Chani Druk at [email protected] .