Every Day Blessings


Jewish Morning Rituals Video by Jen Altman

Crafting Jewish Tradition for Young Children: Morning Rituals — Article on ReformJudaism.org that discusses ways to bring Judaism to the morning routine. Includes the morning prayer, Modeh Ani.

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): 



Jewish Bedtime Rituals Video by Jen Altman

Goodnight, Sleep Tight: Bedtime Rituals — Guide for Jewish and multifaith families to incorporate Jewish ritual into bedtime routines. Contains a link to a printable booklet with prayers.

(From 18 Doors, an organization supporting Jewish and multifaith families.)

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: