Rebbetzin Leah Kolodetsky, daughter of Rav Chaim and Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky

"My mother devoted all of her talent and energies to better the lives of Jewish women from all walks of life. Her absence in our home has been a heart-wrenching void. Ner Echad is the perfect way to immortalize her lifework and legacy. My father Rav Chaim, and indeed our entire family, are extremely moved by the enormity of this prospect and overjoyed that our dreams are being realized."

Dr. Miriam Adahan, writer, expert in the field of Jewish-TORAH psycholog

"I LOVE what Ner Echad is doing to unite all Am Yisrael. It is a wonderful feeling to be part of this movement to bring greater love and inspiration into our lives. G-d bless, Dr. Miriam Adahan"

Chani Juravel, LCSW Therapist and Director, Machon Lev V'Nefesh

"Rebbetzin Kanievsky A"H was a model for us all. She modeled the purest of love, unbelievable generosity of resources both physical and emotional, and the power to inspire and enlighten others. By joining to lovingly pray for each other, be generously involved in charitable causes, and focus on bringing more light to our homes and hearts, we can keep making her influence alive and relevant. Ner Echad offers us a means to this beautiful, noble mission. May their will become our reality!"

Slovie Jungreis Wolff, author, international lecturer, leader of Hineni Couples

More than the Jewish people have kept Shabbos alive, Shabbos has kept the Jewish people alive. We have the incredible opportunity to ignite our Shabbos candles across the world and give life to our nation. Through our acts of kindness, prayers and our Shabbos lights we join as one people, as Ner Echad, and bring blessing to Am Yisroel. What a great privilege for Jewish women everywhere!"

Mrs. Leah Richeimer, Lecturer, Author of "The Cherished Wife"

"When challenged, I often think, What would Rebbetzin Kanievsky do in this situation? Ner Echad is a glorious way to perpetuate her legacy. Rabbi Kanievsky said to do this--that's it!"

Shani Klatzko, Wife of Rabbi Benzion Klatzko, Shabbat.com

"Rebbetzin Kanievsky opened her heart and home to women of all backgrounds and showed them the beauty of Shabbos. Ner Echad is a continuation of her worldwide impact."

Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller, Neve Yerushalayim, Israel

"I am extremely impressed by the unique goals of Ner Echad. Memorializing Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky with this project is most appropriate. Joining together to give tzedakah at candle-lighting time will not only perpetuate her worthy charities; it will serve to unite Jewish women around the globe at a heightened spiritual moment."

Rabbanit Yehudit Yosef, daughter-in-law of Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef zt"l

אין רגעים מתאימים יותר מזמן הדלקת נרות שבת, להנציח את שלהבת חייה של הרבנית בת שבע קנייבסקי ע"ה, אשר האירה באור יקרות את ליבותיהן של בנות ישראל. חמי, מרן רבי עובדיה יוסף זצוק"ל, החשיב מאוד את הרגעים הללו, בהם אנו שופכות שיח על צאצאינו. באותם רגעים מלאי הוד, אנו בונות את דור העתיד של עם ישראל כולו. אין ספק שהאחדות הנפלאה הזו, הנוצרת ביוזמת ארגון "נר אחד", יחד עם הצדקה שמתלווה אליה, יצטרפו למצות הדלקת הנרות, לקבל את תפילתינו ברצון לפני בורא עולם.

Rebbetzin Leah Finkel, wife of the Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yerushalayim

"I am happy to lend my support to Ner Echad. By joining this organization, women will be able to adopt the middos of the Rebbetzin and carry that with them in their lives."

Fabia Preminger, Worldwide Lecturer and Author in Assistive Technology as an Occupational Therapist, Writer and Teacher in Judaism, Trustee & Migdal Ohr Bridal Fund Coordinator, Gaba'it Tzedakah, Challah Baking Workshop Expert

"As our Sages teach- 'Shabbat hi mekor habracha', i.e. Shabbos is the source of all blessings! Ner Echad is empowering each woman to receive Shabbos while embracing others, perpetuating the legacy of the loving and caring Rebbetzin Kanievsky a"h, to whom women from across the board turned for chizuk and bracha! May we merit to embracing Shabbos everlasting blessings!"

Dena Harary, Wife of Charlie Harary, Inspirational Speaker and Media Personality

"My husband, Charlie, works hard to strengthen Klal Yisrael. I, too, am working to help Jewish women feel more connected to G-d and to Judaism. That is why I am so excited about Ner Echad. Not only is it a tribute to Rebbetzin Kanievsky, who is my role model; it is a powerful way to bring Jewish women closer to mitzvot and to each other."

Rebbetzin Shlomtze Weisz, Renowned Teacher and Lecturer; Brooklyn, New York

"Who can even imagine the bright radiance of that Shabbos flame that merges with thousands of others as one wick, that dances in joy at the fiery devotion of Rebbetzin Kanievsky? Who can imagine how her tzedakah so glows, illuminating the hearts of the poor and desperate? Ner Echad--what a spark!"

Yael Resnick, Founder and Publisher, Natural Jewish Parenting Magazine

"The simple, yet powerful, mitzvot encouraged by the Ner Echad project--lighting Shabbat candles, praying for the well-being of others, and giving tzedakah--elevate our own lives today while helping others. These mitzvot have sustained our people through generations and have added much-needed light and peace to the world. We all want our children to grow up in a world filled with goodness and kindness, and through these mitzvot we set the example for real-life, hands-on, meaningful Jewishness that unifies and enriches us all."

Judy Winegard, Singer, Actress, Speaker, Performing Arts Teacher

"Ner Echad is a truly special new organization that every Jewish woman can participate actively in through the illuminating mitzvah of Shabbos candle lighting. It holds a dear place in my heart with the memory of watching my sweet mother Z"L light her candles every Friday night and pray with all her being for blessing from Hashem. This is an amazing ritual that will continue to fuel the memory of the tzaddekis, Rebbetzin Kanievsky."

Joy Schonberg, President, Joy Schonberg Galleries, International Art and Appraisals; Former Department Head, Christie's Judaica and Antiquities

"Rebbetzin Kanievsky was a rare jewel and treasure. Her contributions to the Jewish people were priceless, of inestimable spiritual worth. I fully endorse Ner Echad and give it my full support. It is a wonderful idea and I wish it much success."

Bracha Goetz, Author of over twenty-five children's books

"Ner Echad helps us to remember that each of our unique lights brightens our world together."

Rebbetzin Leah Feldman, wife of the Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Israel, Baltimore, MD

"It is a privilege to support an organization that Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky wants us to build. Rebbetzin Kanievsky A"H served as an inspiration and a mother figure to women of all types in Klal Yisrael. We should endeavor to follow her example."

Mrs. Shira Smiles, Renowned Lecturer; Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

"Chazal say that we end the first brachah of Shemoneh Esreh with 'Magen Avraham' - specifically Avraham Avinu - because it is in the zechus of his middah of chesed, the middah of tzedakah, that the Jews will be redeemed in the future. Yeshayahu ha-Navi tells us the key of the redemption is in our ability to emulate Avraham Avinu and do tzedakah and chesed and facilitate the arrival of Mashiach."

Bonnie Cohen, International Chairwoman, EYAHT, Aish HaTorah's College for Women

"The sacred work of the Rebbetzin is an inspiration for all Jewish women."

Debbie Greenblatt, Lecturer and Columnist, Gateways

"Our Sages teach: 'In the merit of righteous women our forefathers were redeemed from Egypt, and in the merit of righteous women they will be redeemed in the future.' Throughout the ages, Jewish women have maintained a clear vision of the direction that our people need to take. At this critical juncture in history, the idea of women joining together in a mitzvah, and to honor the great Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, of blessed memory, is an expression of that vision and will no doubt create a formidable force that will hasten the ultimate redemption."

Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner, Menhales of Machon Basya Rochel Girls Seminary in Lawrence, NY and the Rebbetzin of Congregation Kneseth Israel (The White Shul), Far Rockaway, NY

"From the few momentous opportunities that I had to meet Rebbetzin Kanievsky there are two feelings that linger - Warmth and Simcha! Ner Echad has hightlighted our Mitzva of Hadlakas Neros to be a zechus for the continued aliya of her neshama! Let's all embrace this opportunity to fill our homes with the the warmth of our Neros and the Simcha of the dancing flames. BEH - connecting our candles to Rebbetzin Kanievsky should enable that warmth and Simcha to permeate our hearts and homes -every Shabbos Kodesh - and all week long!"

Morah Yehudis Fishman, Educator, Lecturer, Writer; Boulder, Colorado

"Ner Echad is a beautiful project in honor of an outstanding woman, bringing Jewish women all over the world together in prayer and tzedakah in those most auspicious moments of the week, before Shabbat. We are taught that, 'For the sake of Jewish women, we were redeemed from Egypt, and for the sake of Jewish women, we will be redeemed from our final exile, with the coming of Mashiach.' Just as women bring in Shabbat even before sunset, may our tefillot and mitzvot usher in the Ge'ulah Sheleimah, immediately in our days."

Shani Hikind, Executive Vice President American Friends of Ateret Cohanim / Jerusalem Chai

"In memory of Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky who lit up so many peoples lives, I am proud to participate in Ner Echad. When I light my Shabbos candles, I ask Hashem for a Shabbos of shalom for Jewish women living on the frontlines of our Yerushalayim, keeping Jerusalem united with Jewish life."

Rachel Frankel

"We have experienced an unprecedented surge of Achdut and solidarity. Jews of all sorts turned to each other and realized, although we are different, we are one family. Let's keep that unity alive. Through Ner Echad, with respect and an Ayin Tova for each other, we will surely ascend to new, shared heights."

Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi, one of Israel's most influential women

"I want to express my admiration for the great light that "Ner Echad is spreading. We are all one candle: light a candle for someone else, and without noticing, you will merit a truly great light yourself! May it be the will of Hashem that we merit to go in the ways of the Rebbetzin and contribute just a little more light, just one more flame for another Jew."

Azriela Jaffe, Writer, Editor, Public Speaker, Teacher; also known as "The Chatzos Lady"

"I join Ner Echad with enthusiasm as a freelance writer and editor, and am in awe of the magnificent women who have come from all over the globe to become a part of its vision."

Shana Kellner Kramer, founder, Torah Umesorah Creative Learning Pavilion and Chinuch.org

"The Rebbetzin was a pre-eminent role model for the kind of Jewish woman we can only hope that our daughters will strive to be. Ner Echad presents us with a marvelous Chinuch opportunity. All of our families and our Shabbos guests can become a part of a very special candle-lighting, while learning that Jewish women the world over are all connected at that holy time by the Mitzvohs of Tzedakah and Tefillah"