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Shabbat Candle-Lighting Times

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Candle Lighting is 20 mins. before sunset  |  -6 GMT  |  DST in effect
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Shabbat begins
 minutes before sunset
Shabbat ends
 minutes after sunset
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Friday, May 31, 2019
Iyar 26, 5779
Light Candles at
7:58 PM
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Iyar 27, 5779
Shabbat Ends
9:10 PM
Friday, June 7, 2019
Sivan 4, 5779
Light Candles at
8:03 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sivan 5, 5779
Light Holiday Candles after
9:15 PM
from a pre-existing flame
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Sivan 6, 5779
Light Holiday Candles after
9:16 PM
from a pre-existing flame
Monday, June 10, 2019
Sivan 7, 5779
Holiday Ends
9:17 PM
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Caution: Shabbat candles must be lit before sunset. It's 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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