Shabbat Candle Lighting: A Children’s Sing Along

This sweet video presents Kindergarten and Second Grade students from Temple Isaiah of Lafayette, California singing the blessing over the candles, as the transliterated text of the blessing scrolls over watercolor pictures painted by the students. The children are using a popular North American melody, which was composed by Abraham Binder, musical director of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (Reform) in the 1940s. The video was produced by BimBam, a media studio making fun and accessible Jewish videos, apps and animated series for kids and adults.