Candle-Lighting Times for Shabbat & Holidays

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Candle Lighting is 20 mins. before sunset  |  -6 GMT
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Shabbat ends
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Kislev 8, 5779
Light Candles at
4:09 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Kislev 9, 5779
Shabbat Ends
5:12 PM
Friday, November 23, 2018
Kislev 15, 5779
Light Candles at
4:04 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Kislev 16, 5779
Shabbat Ends
5:08 PM
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Caution: Shabbat candles must be lit before sunset. It is a desecration of the Shabbat to light candles after sunset.

Shabbat candle lighting times listed are 20 minutes before sunset, however please allow yourself enough time to perform this time-bound mitzvah at the designated time; do not wait until the last minute.

Click to learn more about Shabbat and Holiday candle lighting.

In memory of
Hillel ben Avrohom
and Pessa bat Yehuda
Welcome to our candle-lighting section, where you will find the details and practicalities of lighting Shabbat candles, along with the meaning, spirituality and power of doing so . . .
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