Shavuot (Lighting Candles)
While dressed in your Shabbat clothes
Place a Tzedekah into the Pushke box (a box to give and make a monetary contribution).
Light the candles as follows:
Extend your hands over the candles, draw them inwards three times in a circular motion, and then cover your eyes.
Say the blessing:
Transliteration: Baruch a-ta YAHWEH, YAH-o-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-di-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-nu li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bat ko-desh.
Translation: Blessed are you, YAHWEH our MIGHTY ONE, King of the universe, who has SET US APART with His MITZVOT, and commanded us to kindle the light of the SET APART Shabbat.
Now, while your eyes are still covered, is an auspicious time to pray for your heart's desires. The custom is to pray for children who will be upright and who will be YAHWEH fearing, and for the RETURN of YAHshua the Mashiach of Yisrael. Take the time also to pray for others who need blessings and good health.
Uncover your eyes, gaze at the candles, and then greet everyone with blessings of a Tov (good) Shabbat or Hag (moed)
With the lighting of the candles, a woman ushers in the SET APART day of Shabbat. No "weekday" activities are to be done from that point on.