How to Light Shabbat Candles: Bringing Light to your Family

This video, by Rabbi Janet Ross Marder, describes how to light the Shabbat evening candles, with a focus on bringing light and peace to your home and family. Rabbi Marder describes some of the intentions one may have before and after the candles are lit, in addition to chanting the blessing aloud. Rabbi Marder is the Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Am, a Reform synagogue in Los Altos Hills, CA. and the first woman to be elected president to the Central Conference of American Rabbis. She is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and co-editor of Mishkan HaNefesh, the new High Holy Day Machzor for the Reform Movement.