Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times

Find out when Shabbat starts.

The lighting of candles as sunset approaches on Friday is the traditional sign of the onset of Shabbat. After lighting the candles, it is customary to cover the eyes and recite a blessing. The Shabbat candle-lighting blessing can be found here, as can other key Shabbat blessings.

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Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

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We say goodbye to the Sabbath in a bittersweet ceremony that employs wine, fragrance, and candlelight.

Kabbalat Shabbat

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