Candle Lighting Initiative

Light up your HOME and light up your LIFE

On May 5, 2019, 180 ladies from all ages and backgrounds got together to launch the Sister-to-Sister Shabbat Candle Lighting Initiative, which provides recipients with:

  • A year’s worth of Shabbat candles

  • Matches

  • Blessing card

  • Shabbat candle lighting times for the year

The goal of the Sister-to-Sister initiative is for regular and occasional Shabbat candle lighters to give the kits to friends or family members to inspire each other to light more often.

Since the kick off event last month, Project Inspire Arizona has been hearing incredible feedback from this new initiative. Through the inspiring event and by handing out hundreds of these Shabbat kits, we have helped share the beauty of lighting Shabbat candles and created the opportunity for women to connect weekly to talk about candle lighting times and friendship.


Want to help connect Jewish women through the light of Shabbat!?

Join our Jewcer Fundraising Campaign to help us raise $36,000 to create 1,000 Shabbat Candle Lighting Kits!

Check out these inspiring videos that were shared at the brunch

Personal stories about sisterhood and building mutual inspiration

What is the secret of Jewish unity? By Rav Gav Friedman

Event photos


Testimonials from the Sister-to-Sister Brunch


"It was amazing. Thank you so much!" - Sara

"The event was lovely😊" - Sandy

"They say it takes a village to raise a child; it must have taken a village to put this together. There was so much effort put into it: the speakers were wonderful, the raffle prizes were wonderful, the food was great and a sense of camaraderie and Jewish community was had by one and all who attended. As a Jewish woman in the Phoenix community, I look forward to more events such as this to attend as each one allows me to not only be with my Jewish community and heritage but teaches me at least one new thing every time. Thank you so much for all you do for Phoenix and Scottsdale Jewish community." - Anne

"This morning was a beautiful event! I have already given away one box of candles. Thank you so much!!" - Emuna

"The speakers were all inspiring. There was so much Jewish energy in the room. I smiled the whole time. Wonderful to see women I knew and had not seen in a while and meet women I didn't know. Thanks so much!" - Diane

"Just have to tell you I did a Mitzvah today. I was going out with a friend this afternoon, and I took over one of the Shabbat candle gift boxes to her. I said to her, 'I don't know if you would be interested in this or not' and explained the purpose of it. Her response to me was 'thank you so much! I used to light candles years ago, and then I stopped, and I've been wanting to get back into it. I'm going to try to light this Friday night.' It made me feel very good, and I wanted to share the sweet and wonderful feeling with you because you started the whole thing. You also did a Mitzvah by pulling this whole thing together." - Anne

Questions? want your free kit for yourself or a friend?

Email or call 602-469-1606.