Approximately 200,000 WIZO chaverot light candles last Friday,  added  a special prayer for Israel and conducted Tzdaka activities. 
The WIZO Shabbat Project in Israel 
WIZO Israel    Simone Berr Porge DCC    Rebecca Sieff Center for thr family Sponsored
Hassida Danai at the Ramat Ellyahu in
Rishon Le Zion Sponsored by WIZO Germany 
  Janine Gelley' Chairperson of the
Organization and Tourism Division  
The WIZO Shabbat Project – all around the world 
Chaina    Cape Town    Cape Town 
U.K   Germany    Swizarland 
San Paulo2    Brazil   Florida 
Nairobi    Australia   Jana Falic  
 Wizo Beit Hakerem    Kiryat Tivon    Cape Town, South Africa
 Thessaloniki, Greece    San Francisco   Miami, USA 
WIZO Geneva, Switzerland    Larissa, Greece    Swizarland  
Last Friday (24 October 2014). Jews a;; over the world marked the Shabbat  in a special way, while  observing it in the traditional manner, within the framework of the" Global Shabbat Project" – "Coming Together To Observe The Shabbat", initiated by Rabbi Warren Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi of South Africa. 
The WIZO movement joined the initiative, and displayed an impressive  response with 200,000 members of the movement from Israel and all over the world taking part. They lit Shabbat Candles, carried out Tzdaka activities and prayed for the wellbeing of Medinat Israel and World Jewry. 
At the weekend, our WIZO Facebook was filled with photos of WIZO women from all over the world that supported the initiative; that recruited their local Jewish community and together lit special Shabbat Candles; they initiated and participated in big events that united the whole community behind the initiative. Our WIZO chaverot contributed to disseminating the message of Am-Israel's unity, while spreading our WIZO values and hope around the globe 
The WIZO Shabbat Project - SpreadingLight with WIZO was initiated by the WIZO Federation in South Africa and under the auspices of Tova Ben-Dov, President World WIZO, who called upon all WIZO Federations worldwide to join the initiative. Mrs. Ben-Dov praised the impressive response of the WIZO chaverot saying - :" I am proud the WIZO movement is taking part in this important project. It is heartwarming to see this global effort that has helped spread WIZO's values so admirably".  
Mrs. Ben-Dov explained that it is both a WIZO right and a WIZO commitment, as one of the largest international women's movements in the world, to participate in the initiative and to lead it within many of the Jewish communities. "Observing the Shabbat is a women's mitzvah (good deed). The Jewish woman, brings the light into the house and is the source of inspiration for her family. That is why the lighting of Shabbat Candles by so many WIZO women worldwide will bring light and blessing to the State of Israel and to all the Jews in the world." ,