This story comes to us from Joanna Riquett. Riquett (REALITY Eden2Zion 16) from Barranquilla, Colombia, is an experiences designer and publisher who focuses on travel, arts and culture. She is the founder of Hayo Magazine. Passionate about lessons learned from travel, she aims to understand other cultures and speaks on building more tolerant societies.
Having grown up Catholic, Riquett experienced her first Shabbat on the Eden2Zion journey in 2016 in Jerusalem. Profoundly impacted by Jewish tradition, she embraced a newfound meaning and connection to Shabbat. Since her journey, Riquett has hosted several Shabbat dinners around the world, fusing Friday night dinners with fundraising efforts and changemaking pursuits.