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Challah

Shabbat Blessings

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Mark the beginning of Shabbat by blessing the candles, wine (grape juice works too!), and challah (any bread will do!). Need a little help with the blessings? We've got you covered!

Candles

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל שַׁבָּת

 

Bah-ruch ah-tah Adonai Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech hah-o-lam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu l'hadlik ner shel Shabbat.

 

Blessed are you, Creator of the universe, who has given us laws and ethical teachings to help guide and enrich our lives. In this spirit, we light the Sabbath candles.

Wine

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּפֶן

Bah-ruch ah-tah Adonai Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech hah-o-lam, borei p’ri hagafen.

 

Blessed are You, eternal God, who created the fruit of the vine.

Challah

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ

 

Bah-ruch ah-tah Adonai Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech hah-o-lam, haMotzi lechem min haaretz.

 

Blessed are You, Creator of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Want to bring challah baking into your Shabbat practice? Check out these great recipes for classic homemade challah or pretzel challah on ReformJudaism.org, and - just in case you need it - this tutorial on how to braid the dough.

Shabbat Service

Synagogue

Participate in a Shabbat service rooted in foundational Reform Jewish practice from the comfort of your home.

Jewish prayrbook

Lead a Shabbat Service at Home

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Union Prayer Book, Sinai Edition, Revised II

A complete Shabbat prayer book embracing the historic worship traditions of the Reform Movement.

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RRJ Booklet Project

An abbreviated Union Prayer Book style Sabbath service (A Time to Reflect) and Shabbat prayers and rituals for the home (A Time to Rest).