Received this newsletter from a friend? Subscribe here! Dear Friends, More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jews - Ahad


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Dear Friends,

More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jews - Ahad Ha'am

As the sun dips below the horizon on October 24, an estimated one million Jews in more than 340 cities and 35 countries around the globe will be uniting for what might just be the most extraordinary Shabbat in Jewish history. As part of the Shabbat Project, Tamar Lazarus President of WIZO South Africa initiated a global communal candle-lighting #SpreadingLight. Take part in this initiative to experience the magic of Shabbat and give yourselves an opportunity to disconnect from the routine and challenge of daily live, focus on family and relationships and be part of a really extended Jewish family.

To preserve the memory and capture this historical moment we ask you to send lots of candle-lighting photos with the hashtag #SPREADINGLIGHT to Tene Abraham - or send through WhatsApp to 972-58-580059 (add a short caption with your name and Federation).

We look forward to welcoming participants from 14 countries to the 2014 International WIZO Aviv Seminar which promises to be a fun-filled, informative and inspiring experience.

With warm WIZO regards,
Janine Gelley
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division
World WIZO

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When we light the Shabbat candles we experience a profound moment of peace. There is something about the honor bestowed upon us women—of being the ones to welcome the Sabbath. It is a moment that connects us to every Jewish woman who has come before and every Jewish woman who is yet to be—and the weight of that responsibility hits me every week. Children or not. Married or not. It doesn’t matter. As women, it is up to us to keep this flame lit. Read more...

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The Shabbos Project Goes Global

The Shabbos Project is a unique, international grassroots Jewish identity movement that unites all Jews to keep one full Shabbat together. The idea originated last year in South Africa, where the majority of the country’s diverse Jewish community joined together to observe a single Shabbat, most for the first time in their lives. By experiencing the magic of Shabbat just once, we can rejuvenate family and community life, restore Jewish pride and identity, and build Jewish unity across the world! Read more...

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Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger (CfH) brings together volunteers to bake and sell challah bread, raising money and awareness for social justice causes. Established with a single chapter at Scripps College in 2004, the network has grown organically to nearly 60 chapters, mostly based on college campuses throughout the U.S. These committed volunteers have proven the power of delicious bread – to make a difference. Read more...


Challah from Heaven

This recipe first appeared in Monday Morning Cooking Club–the food, the stories, the sisterhood (2011) and will be shared with over 2000 women on Thursday 23rd October at the massive challah bake in Sydney, Australia for the Shabbat Project 2014. For the recipe...


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Compiled by World WIZO Organization & Tourism Division

Co-editors: Lisa Moss, Raquel Dar