03/18/2018

How I Carry on Sarah’s Legacy by Chaya Gurevitz

When I think of Sarah Imainu, I think of Shabbos candles.  How Sarah Imainu’s lasted from week to week, never burning out.  How Rivkah carried on her legacy, and brought back the light of the Shabbos candles […]
02/15/2018

You are the Light By Neshama R. Sari

You Are The Light Written and Composed By Neshama R. Sari 2018 Verse 1: The dark is more than dark, the light is more than light, when together, the light shines brighter than the eyes […]
11/13/2017

THALIA’S LEGACY – The Story and Song

BS”D Shalom everyone!  Today on JGU, we present to you a gift of legacy.  The lyrical words you see below, and the song you can listen to, is the legacy of Thalia Hakin A”H.  Thalia was a […]
10/29/2017

Links on a Chain by Mushka Heidingsfeld

Surrounded by G-d’s presence Sarah sits waiting; Finally it’s time to ignite the flames The first link she’s creating. Rivka, Rochel, Leah, our mothers Continue the chain Covering their eyes They silently pray. They pray […]
10/22/2017

Hidden by Rivkale Pink

Two shining flames Tucked away, hidden Behind the musty walls I remain Immovable I stand As the flames       Flicker and dance I cradle my child Whispering Gently in her ear My dear child When you […]
09/12/2017

Shabbos Candle-lighting Poem by Chana’le Greenberg

As I cover my eyes, Every Friday night, Shabbos comes in, A new day begins. The glow of the candle, Makes me feel so special, To have my own light, Makes my inside shine bright! […]
08/28/2017

Good Will Come by Rivka Resnick

I’m sure no one desires Sadness, hurt, and pain And I can light the world up now ​And stop the endless strain. I raise my eyes and daven, I smile knowingly, I’m sure that good […]
08/15/2017

Friday Candles Journal by Rachel Loonin

BH My first memory of lighting Shabbat candles was when I was in first grade.  We had a weekly Shabbat party that met in the common area in between the kindergarten, first, second and third […]
08/15/2017

Shabbat Candles by Mimi Gerschman

BS”D I think lighting Shabbat candles is special because it really feels like I’m really, really close to Hashem and I feel it is a special opportunity to light the candles.  I don’t know what […]
07/17/2017

I Light My Shabbos Candles by Yehudis Roesnthal

Sparkling bright It’s Friday night I light my Shabbos candles. I stand beside my mother While saying the bracha I light my Shabbos candles. Each light chases the dark Showing a Jewish spark I light […]
07/17/2017

Lighting a Candle by Maggie Hakin

BS”D Lighting a candle is like lighting a person’s life with Torah, mitzvot, and kindness. It is also like making the person spread the Torah and mitzvot to everyone else, even non-religious people. — Maggie Hakin, […]
07/17/2017

My Candles Forever by Golda Epstein

I bring my hands toward me, the wrinkles she does see — My darkened number on my arm for all eternity. A soul so pure and precious, to evil she is not wise, And the […]
07/17/2017

The Golden Link by Ellie Posner

BS”D Ever since I started lighting Shabbat candles, I have felt a special connection, a connection between me and Hashem. I feel the peace and serenity going throughout the whole house. I know that I […]
06/13/2017

Candle Lighting Acrostic Poem by Mushka Lieberman

Connect with Hashem Anything I’m doing, I stop to light Near Shabbos is when I light Daven for the sick Living with it throughout the week Entering Shabbos Leaving the week day for Shabbos Ignite […]
05/26/2017

A Candle Poem by Chaya G.

I want to make a difference I want to help light up this world but it is only a dream I am too small to change anything so I dream and I wish but then […]
05/21/2017

A Candle in Someone’s Heart by Leah Amzalak

BH Light a candle in someone’s heart. Lighting a candle in a heart means lighting up someone’s neshama (soul). You can do that by teaching them about Torah and mitzvot. That will take us out […]
05/21/2017

Tonight is Shabbos by Menucha Amzalak

Tonight is Shabbos, don’t you know, I can’t wait to feel its glow. All dressed in my best, I go to greet the Shabbos Queen with zest. I light the candles that let us know […]
05/17/2017

Shabbos Light by Dalia Paluch

BH Shabbos is such a special gift Jews have. It gives you a chance to do mitzvot. There is more to Shabbos than keeping it. It’s the special thought of your being proud of yourself […]
05/08/2017

Private Time with the King by Rivka Herszberg

Imagine you had a private audience with the king. What would you do? Would you waste it?! Or would you spend your time wisely speaking to the King when he is closely listening? Lighting candles […]
04/04/2017

Voice of Sarah Writing Contest

Voice of Sarah Writing Contest How does our 1st Matriarch Sarah inspire you? How do you carry on Sara’s legacy?  Deadline: Parshat Lech Lecha 5779 – Friday October 19, 2018 Winners will be announced online […]