Let’s get started by lighting the candles, which is how we celebrate the transition from day to night. This is the traditional way to honor the beginning of a Jewish holiday, which always starts and ends at sunset.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יי אֱלֹהֵינוּ םֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדלִיק נֵר שֶׁל יוֹם טוֹב
Blessed are You, Adonai, Ruler of the Universe, who sanctifies us with commandments, and commands us to light the festival candles.
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha’olam asher...