Shabbat Resources

If you are doing Shabbat at home for the first time, these resources will be helpful for leading rituals at the beginning and end of the meal. If you'd like to learn more about these rituals from a Berkeley Hillel staff member, contact Lauren at . We are happy to help!


The following PDF offers the blessings in their most basic form, including Hebrew, translation, and transliteration (the Hebrew words written out in English.



The PDF below is a full ritual guide created by the organization OneTable. They also provide many creative supplements at their website that we encourage you to check out!

New to the blessings? Or need a refresher? Check out these videos below!

General Shabbat Blessings

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Shabbat Candle Lighting Blessing

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Friday Night Kiddush Blessing

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Ritual Hand-Washing Blessing

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Blessing Over the Bread

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