Many people would like to know more about how to do or say some Jewish rituals others take for granted.

Here are some simple videos by the United Synagogue that can help.

At Home

Light candles on Friday night / Yom Tov

Light the menorah / Chanukiah

Say the priestly blessing

Make kiddush

Say prayer for washing hands before eating bread (netilat yadaim)

Make hamotzi over challah

Say Grace After Meals — Birkat Hamazon (Benching)

Make havdalah

At Shul

Put on tefillin

Put on a tallit

Open the ark (Peticha)

Get called up to the Torah (aliyah)

Do hagbah & gelilah

Say Mourner’s Kaddish

What expect at a shiva and what to say

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