How to Light Shabbat Candles:

STEP 1: Light a match

STEP 2: Light the candles

STEP 3: Take your arms and wave them from the candles to yourself seven times

STEP 4: Cover your eyes with your hands

STEP 5: While covering your eyes, recite the following blessing:




Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo
li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bat.


Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has sanctified us with The One’s commandments, and commanded us to light the light of Shabbat.

STEP 6: Uncover your eyes

STEP 7: Close your eyes

STEP 8: Offer a personal prayer for family, friends, your community, Israel, the entire Jewish people and all of humanity.