How to Light Shabbat Candles: Reform Tradition & Customs

This video demonstrates how to light the Shabbat candles and recite the blessing according to the Reform tradition. In the first of a series of instructional videos, Rabbi Betsy Torop discusses the basic ‘how tos’ of the ceremony, along with several common customs that people implement at the time of the candle lighting. Complete with the blessing recited and then sung in both English and Hebrew, this video is ideal for beginners who would like to learn about the ritual for the first time. Rabbi Betsy Torop is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, FL affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.