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We are inviting all mothers and daughters to join us in a meaningful and fun initiative!  You will need candles, matches, and a smartphone. Take three minutes on each Friday afternoon with your daughter (or your mother) to light candles in honor of Shabbat.  But before you light the candles, take a picture together with your mother/daughter and post the picture on Kollel's Facebook Page.  The memories you will create will last a lifetime and have generational impact, and you might win some great prizes and even a trip to Israel!

An Age Old Tradition

Shabbat Ignited

The Talmud teaches that

lighting Shabbat candles

increases peace in one’s

home, and is a merit to have

righteous children.

Although both men and

women are obligated in the

mitzvah, traditionally

women light on behalf of

their household. 

How To Ignite

1.  On Friday afternoon at

some point between

approximately one hour before sunset until sunset, light two or more candles that will last 2 or more hours.  Shabbat candles can not be lit after sunset.

2.  Wave your hands three times over the lit candles and cover your eyes.

3.  Recite the following blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה אַדֹנָ-י אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל שַׁבָּת

Baruch ata Adonoy Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher kid'shanu be’mitzvo’sav ve-tzivanu lehadlik ner shel Shabbos. 

Blessed are You, God, King of the Universe, Who made us holy with His commandments and commanded us to ignite the Shabbat candles. 

An Opportunity Today

Mother & Daughter

The tradition of Shabbat candles has been passed down from mother to daughter in an unbroken chain of more than 100 generations!  Let’s ignite that tradition and keep Jewish continuity aflame.

A Contest

We want to see you #IgnitingTradition!  Take a picture of you and your daughter in front of your candles before you light.  Post the picture on Kollel’s Facebook Page with the hashtag #ignitingtradition. 

Each week that you

post a picture you

will receive an

entry for both a

monthly and a

yearly contest. 

Each month, one


submission will be

randomly selected and

receive a pair of Tiffany

Classic Candlesticks.  In June, one mother/daughter will be

randomly selected and

receive round trip tickets to Israel.

This project is sponsored by the Sam and Fran Hamburg Foundation 


To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all #IgnitingTradition contest (the “Contest”) participants, the following are the official rules:


ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Community Kollel of Greater Las Vegas (the "Sponsor"), Sponsor partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, Contest advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: Please refer to the Contest flyer, and specifically to the “How to Light” section, for instructions about when and how to light the Shabbat candles. Before lighting the Shabbat candles, take a picture as described in the Contest flyer. After Shabbat has ended, post your picture to Sponsor’s Facebook page (, using the hashtags #IgnitingTradition and #LasVegasKollel. Entries are limited to one (1) photo per household per week. Eligibility of individual entries will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor, for any reason or for no reason, though specific reasons for disqualification may include use of inappropriate language or visuals, failure to use one or both of the required hashtags, or failure to post the photo on Sponsor’s Facebook page. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not consider, incomplete or incorrect entries. Entries generated by mechanical or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Multiple entries received from any person or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: At the conclusion of each month of the Contest Period, one (1) Monthly Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Contest entries received during that month. At the conclusion of the final month of the Contest Period, one (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Contest entries received during the entire Contest Period. Odds of winning a Monthly Prize or the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible Contest entries received throughout the Contest Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners of all Monthly Prizes and the Grand Prize will be contacted by Sponsor via Facebook Messenger at the profile name under which the Contest entry was posted to Sponsor’s Facebook page, and the person receiving and replying to the winner message will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply message as the winner. In the winner message, Sponsor will request that the winner provide a valid email address and will send instructions for claiming the prize to the email address provided by the winner. Claiming of prizes requires an email response to Sponsor from the winning sender email address within thirty (30) days of being notified of winning at the email address provided to Sponsor. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Sponsor is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s).

By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor and/or on Sponsor’s Facebook page, you hereby grant to Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Sponsor include but are not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo.

By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor and/or on Sponsor’s Facebook page, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and that you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Sponsor herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

You acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Sponsor.

You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to Sponsor may be available for viewing, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to Sponsor. By submitting any photo or information to Sponsor, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to Sponsor.

You hereby agree to hold Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising from or in connection with the inclusion in, publication via, or display on any Sponsor site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to Sponsor by you.

Photos or information submitted by you to the Sponsor’s Facebook page shall become the property of Sponsor, and Sponsor shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.

INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK: Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and Contest agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant's participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (or portion thereof), including any/all travel/activity related thereto; and (c) to the use of his/her name, city and state of residence, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

Released Parties not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due, illegible, inaccurate, delayed or stolen entries or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries or mail, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning the prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor's representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the Contest for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest and, in the event of termination, to determine the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received and combined up to such time of impairment. Sponsor further reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the duration of the Contest Period and the nature/content of the Monthly Prizes and Grand Prize.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the Sponsor; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Nevada, USA.

SPONSOR ADDRESS AND PHONE: Community Kollel of Greater Las Vegas, 1755 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134; (702) 487-3133.

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