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Hands-On Havdalah

Juda and Maria Diener Lower School students enjoyed learning about Havdalah by braiding and dipping their own candles and creating spice (besamim) lollipops. Ask your children to tell you about the workshop experience, and click below to use these questions as conversation starters.
When do we conduct the Havdalah ceremony? We conduct the Havdalah ceremony immediately after Shabbat, Motza'ei Shabbat (Saturday evening).
What does the word Havdalah mean and why do we do it? Havdalah ( הַבְדָּלָה) means separation. As we say goodbye to Shabbat, we separate our day of rest from the other days of the week.
What are the three items used in the Havdalah ceremony?
Kiddush cup for wine or grape juice, spices (besamim) and a braided candle.
What does Havdalah mean to you?