How to Say the Jewish Blessing Over Children on Shabbat

By BimBam (formerly G-dcast)
cartoon father blessing his daughter

It's a sweet and special custom in Jewish communities to bless your children on Friday nights before Shabbat dinner. Here's how.


 As part of Ritualwell's partnership with BimBam (formerly G-dcast), we present a series of videos that share personal stories about Jewish lifecycle events. 

BimBam (formerly G-dcast) is a new media studio making Jewish videos, apps and animated series that are joyful, empowering introductions to Jewish ideas and life for kids & adults.To learn more about BimBam, visit http://www.bimbam.com/

The Lifecycles Project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.


Ritualwell, BimBam, The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities bring you this user-friendly PDF to inspire ritual in your home. Each one-page PDF explains “what” each blessing is used for, “when” to use it, and ideas to inspire creativity in each ritual! Print the PDF, post it on your fridge, share it with your family and friends, and most importantly find ways to bring holiness into your home and everyday life!

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