SHABBAT

Candle-lighting time:

 

After lighting the Shabbat candles, recite:
Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Shel Sha-bos Ko-desh.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the light of the holy Shabbat.

 

 

HANUKKAH

Guidelines:
On weekdays, the candles may be lit after dark. In general the earlier the candles are lit, the better (because it exhibits an eagerness to do the mitzvah), but the candles must burn 30 minutes after sunset. Thus, the best time is right around sunset. On Friday night, light the Hanukkah candles separately before the Shabbat candles. On Saturday night, light the Chanukkah candles after Havdalah, i.e. after Shabbat is over.

On all nights, say the first two blessings. On the first night include shehecheyanu.

Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom A-sher Ki-de-sha-nu Be-mitz-vo-sov Ve-tzi-vo-nu Le-had-lik Ner Hanukkah.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah.

Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-o-sah Ni-sim La-avo-sei-nu Ba-yo-mim Ha-hem Biz-man Ha-zeh.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.

Say also Shehecheyonu below on the first night

 

SHEHECHEYONU

Bo-ruch A-toh Ado-noi E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ho-olom She-heh-che-yoh-nu Vi-ki-ye-moh-nu Ve-he-gee-oh-nu Liz-man Ha-zeh.

Translation: Blessed are you, L-rd our G-d, King of the universe, who has kept us alive and sustained us and let us reach this time.

On the second day of festivals the candles must be lit from a pre-existing flame after sunset.