Shabbos is here,
It’s candle lighting time,
Into the pushka I drop my dime.
I strike my match, it does ignite,
Then my Shabbos candle I light.
I move my hands in circles three
Then cover my eyes very gently;
Lehadlik Ner Shel Shabbos Kodesh,
With this bracha the candles I bless.
We welcome the Shabbos Queen each Friday night
With our candles that make the world bright.
I look at the candles
My heart filled with love,
Full of thanks to Hashem, the One Above!


— Chana Simpson, Age 11
Shluchim Online School
Ohio, USA