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Candle Lighting Campaign

Candle Lighting Campaign

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Candle lighting Guidelines and Instructions

 

 

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There is a divine spark in all of us.  And so, there is hope.  For light is a compelling force which will always triumph over darkness.

 

Fire touches wick. Flame reaches upward. Another home is bathed in peace and holiness, in warmth and unity.

 

A Jewish woman has invited the Shabbat Queen into her home.  The darkness of the day’s headlines recedes, exiled by the peaceful glow of candles.

 

It is truly a gift on high.

 

All that is good, all that is holy is symbolized – indeed realized – in the flickering light of the Shabbat candles.

 

  • Domestic harmony
  • Dedication to G‑d, Torah and Mitzvot
  • Triumph of good
  • Unending hope and faith in ultimate good

 


A married woman customarily lights two candles and may add an additional one for each of her children.  Single women light one candle.

 

As soon as a young girl can grasp the idea of Shabbat and can recite the blessing (approximately 3 years old) her mother should provide her with a candlestick and teach her to kindle the Shabbat lights.

 

The child should light before her mother in case she needs assistance.

 

It is customary to put a few coins in a ‘pushka’ (charity box) before lighting candles.

 

The correct time to light the Shabbat candles is 18 minutes before sunset every Friday night. Young girls should light just prior to this time.

 

 


  Candle Lighting Times in Cleveland

 

 

Jan          5              4:53

                12           5:00

                19           5:08

                26           5:17

 

Feb         2              5:26

                9              5:35

16           5:43

23           5:52

 

Mar        2              6:00

                9              6:08

                16           7:16

                23           7:24

30           7:32

 

Apr        6              7:39

                13           7:47

                20           7:54

                27           8:02

 

May       4              8:10

                11           8:17

                18           8:24

                25           8:30

 

June       1              8:36

8              8:41

15           8:44

22           8:46

29           8:47

 

July        6              8:45

                13           8:42

                20           8:38

                27           8:32

 

Aug        3              8:24       

                10           8:15

                17           8:06

                24           7:55

                31           7:44


 

For more information call or write:

Chabad Women

Devorah Alevsky

4481 University Parkway

Cleveland, OH 44118

(216) 382-1878

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