Candles.jpg1st eve of Rosh Hashanah Sunday, September 29  6:12 pm (blessings 1 & 2)  2nd eve of Rosh Hashanah Monday, September 30 after 7:10 pm* (blessings 1 & 2)

Shabbos Shuva
Friday, September 25  6:17 pm (Blessing 4)

Eve of Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27   6:15 pm (blessing 3 & 2)
Fast begins 6:15 pm
Yom Kippur/fast ends Monday 7:12 pm

1st eve of Sukkot
Friday, October 2 6:06 PM (blessings 6 & 2)

Candles lights.jpg 2nd eve of Sukkot
Shabbos, October 3 after 7:03 PM* (blessings 5 & 2)
'1st Days Sukkos Holiday' ends Sunday 7:02 PM

Eve of Shemini Atzeres
Friday, October 9  5:54 PM (blessings 6 & 2)

Eve of Simchas Torah
Shabbos, October 10 after 6:52 PM(blessings 5 & 2)
Holiday ends Sunday 6:50 PM

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Instructions:

♦ Put some coins into a Charity box (when not on a Holiday)

♦ Light the candles. (*on the Holiday, light from a pre-existing flame)

♦ Then spread your hands out around the candles drawing your hands inward in a circular motion three times to indicate the acceptance of the sanctity of Shabbat and Holiday.

♦ You then cover your eyes and recite the following blessing:

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Blessings

1) Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Ha-zi-karon.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the light of the Day of Remembrance.

2) Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-he-che-ya-nu Vi-kee-yi-ma-nu Vi-hi-gee-an-u Liz-man Ha-zeh

Translation: Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has kept us alive and sustained us and let us reach this time.

3) Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Ha-kipurim.

Translation: Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the light of the Day of Atonement.

4) Boruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Sha-bos Ko-desh

Translation: Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the holy Shabbat.

5)  Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Yom Tov.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the Yom Tov light.

6)   Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Shabbos vYom Tov.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the Shabbos and Yom Tov light. 

♦ Uncover your eyes and behold the Shabbos/Yom Tov lights.

Candle Lighting is considered an especially propitious time for praying to G‑d for health and happiness. The prayer is readily acceptable because it is offered during the performance of this great mitzvah of lighting Shabbat candles.

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Tzivi at 508.339.8767

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