Blessings for Every Day and Shabbat

Morning

Article that discusses ways to bring Judaism to the morning routine. Includes the morning prayer, Modeh Ani. http://www.reformjudaism.org/crafting-jewish-tradition-young-children-morning-rituals

Modeh/Modah Ani l’fanekha melekh chai v’kayam shehechezarta bi nishmati b’chemlah rabah emunatekha.

In the morning, when I wake up, I open my eyes and I say, thank you Hashem, for my Neshama, and for giving me another day.

Modeh/Modah Ani audio recording (to the tune of “You are My Sunshine” and traditional tune): 

Bedtime
Guide for parents to incorporate Jewish ritual into bedtime routines. Contains a link to a printable booklet with prayers. http://www.interfaithfamily.com/relationships/parenting/Goodnight_Sleep_Tight_Bedtime_Rituals.shtml

Bedtime Shema Prayer and Translation:

Shema, Israel, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.

Audio recording of traditional tune for bedtime Shema: 

Audio Recording of traditional V’ahavta:

 

Shabbat

Explanation of Shabbat as a gift to oneself. http://www.uscj.org/JewishLivingandLearning/ShabbatandHolidayInformation/Shabbat/default.aspx

Audio links to the pronunciation of Shabbat prayers. http://www.interfaithfamily.com/holidays/shabbat_and_other_holidays/Shabbat_Blessings.shtml

Lighting the Candles

Shabbat candle lighting times by zip code. http://www.hebcal.com/

Blessing over lighting the Shabbat candles:

Barukh Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh Ha’Olam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu lehadlik ner shel shabbat.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who makes us holy through the commandments and commands us to kindle the lights of Shabbat.

Audio file of the tune for the blessing over candles:

Blessing the Children

Guide for how to celebrate Shabbat. Includes blessings for children. http://www.interfaithfamily.com/holidays/shabbat_and_other_holidays/Shabbat_Made_Easy.shtml

Article about the prayer for children. http://www.ritualwell.org/blog/parents-prayer

Audio file of reciting the blessing over children:

Hamotzi: Prayer before eating bread said at the beginning of a meal.

Barukh Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh Ha’Olam, hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

Audio recording of the tune for Hamotzi (traditional and camp tune with English):

Kiddush: Blessing before drinking wine.

Barukh Ata Adonai, Eloheinu Melekh Ha’Olam, borei p’ri hagafen.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Audio recording of tune for short kiddush:

Audio recording of tune for long kiddush for Shabbat Friday evening:

Audio recording of the first paragraph of Birkhat Hamazon, the Grace after Meals: