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Illustrated Blessing Charts

Illustrated Blessing Charts

Using visuals encourages active participation, collaboration and learning for all students. These illustrated blessing (brachah) charts have been created to help facilitate participation of all students in holiday and Shabbat celebrations. The pictures included are simple symbols (Mayer-Johnson) used to create visual supports for students. Created with transliteration, Hebrew and English, these illustrated blessing charts are accessible to all students.

Available Illustrated Blessing Charts:


Blessing for Round Challah

Blessing for Yom Tov Candles

Blessing for Hearing Shofar

Blessing for Fruit from the Tree

Blessing for Waving the Lulav

Blessing for Sitting in the Sukkah

Blessing for the Shabbat Candles

Blessing Before Eating Challah

Blessing Over Wine

First Hanukkah Candle Blessing

Second Hanukkah Candle Blessing

Blessing Before Megillah Reading

Second Blessing Before Megillah Reading

Third Blessing Before Megillah Reading-Shehechiyanu

Blessing Over Hamentaschen

Multiple versions of each blessing are available for download.  Select the version appropriate for your community.

Version Code (all versions include pictures and English):

1 = Transliteration, God’s name spelled out

2 = Transliteration, G-d’s name as Name for God-hay slash

3 = Hebrew, God’s name as Name for God-yud yud

4 = Hebrew, G-d’s name as    Name for God-hay slash