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Shabbat Project #spreadingthelight 2017

This is the third year of WIZO's collaboration with The Shabbat Project which unites Jews around the world by asking them to light candles and keep one Shabbat simultanously, one weekend a year.

November 12, 2017

The Shabbat Project is a completely unique, international grassroots Jewish-identity initiative that aims to unite Jews around the world by asking them to light candles and keep one Shabbat, simultaneously, one weekend a year. WIZO's collaboration with The Shabbat Project was initiated in 2014, through the WIZO Federation in South Africa, where a huge portion of the country’s unaffiliated Jews wound up observing shabbat simultaneously - many for the first time.

WIZO decided to collaborate with the Shabbat Project because the act of communal candle lighting has the potential not only to bring physical light but also the values and ethics that are a part of WIZO’s message - including the unity of the Jewish people and unity with the State of Israel, into people’s homes and lives.

The Shabbat Project is an act of communal candle lighting that has the potential not only to bring physical light but also the values and ethics that are a part of WIZO’s message - including the unity of the Jewish people and unity with the State of Israel, into people’s homes and lives

This year’s global Shabbat Project took place on the Shabbat of October 27-28, 2017. The Shabbat project had heart-warming success with the #spreadinglight campaign that has been used for over 4 years. WIZO South Africa took the #spreadthelight campaign to new heights with their incredible 2017 material.

Candle Lighting Instructions page 001 Shabbat Project Poster page 001