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Memory

Memory Barbra Streisand

I Will Remember You Sarah MacLachlan

My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion

One Sweet Day Mariah Carey

The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

This One’s For You Barry Manilow

Unforgettable Natalie & Nat "King" Cole

Poppa, Can You Hear Me? Barbra Streisand (from “Yentl)

Somewhere, Out There Linda Ronstadt/James Ingram

Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton

There You’ll Be Faith Hill

To Where You Are Josh Groban

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again Phantom of the Opera

 

Family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins)

Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John

Can’t Smile A Day Without You Barry Manilow

Cherish The Association

Circle Of Life Elton John

Close To You Carpenters

For You I Will Monica

Forever Young Rod Stewart

God Only Knows Beach Boys

I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder

I Love You Always Forever Donna Lewis

P.S. I Love You Beatles

People Barbra Streisand

Sabbath Prayer from "Fiddler On The Roof"

Simply The Best Tina Turner

Some Kind Of Wonderful Grand Funk

Sunrise, Sunset from "Fiddler On The Roof"

The "Godfather"

The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra

Young At Heart Frank Sinatra

 

Parents

Because You Loved Me Celine Dion

Don’t Know Much Linda Ronstadt/Aaron Neville

Do You Love Me Contours

Father’s Eyes Eric Clapton

Everlasting Love Gloria Estefan

Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston

Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart

How Sweet It Is James Taylor

Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder

You’re The Inspiration Chicago

You Raise Me Up Josh Groban

 

Siblings

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better Broadway

Bad Boys Inner Circle

Bad To The Bone George Thorogood

Beautiful Boy John Lennon

Big Girls Don't Cry Four Seasons

Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

Wild Thing Troggs

 

Friends

ABC Jackson Five

All My Rowdy Friends Hank Williams, Jr.

All Star Smash Mouth

Count On Me Whitney Houston

Feelings Morris Albert

Friends Elton John

Friends Bette Midler

Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks

Get Together Youngbloods

I'll Be There Jackson Five/Mariah Carey

I'll Be There For You Rembrandts

You've Got A Friend In Me Randy Newman (from "Toy Story")

 

 

Locations/Out Of Town

Always On My Mind Willie Nelson / various

America Neil Diamond

Arizona Mark Lindsay

California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas

California, Here I Come Al Jolson

California Girls Beach Boys

Chicago Frank Sinatra

From a Distance Bette Midler

Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles

God Blessed Texas Little Texas

Life Is A Highway Tom Cochrane

Miami Will Smith

Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer

Memphis Chuck Berry

Native New Yorker Odyssey

New York, New York Frank Sinatra

New York State Of Mind Billy Joel

On The Road Again Willie Nelson

Philadelphia Freedom Elton John

Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd

Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller

 

Names

Barbara Ann Beach Boys

Beth Kiss

Come On, Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners

Daniel Elton John

Dawn Four Seasons

Diana Paul Anka

Denise Randy & The Rainbows

Donna Ritchie Valens

Hats Off To Larry Del Shannon

Help Me, Rhonda Beach Boys

Hit The Road Jack Buster Poindexter

Johnnie B Goode Chuck Berry

Oh, Carol Chuck Berry

Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

Roxanne Police

Sara Fleetwood Mac

Sheila Tommy Roe

Sherry Four Seasons

Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers

Wendy Beach Boys

You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon

 

Occupations/Hobbies

Centerfield John Fogerty

Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne

Do You Believe In Magic Lovin’ Spoonful

Glory Days Bruce Springsteen

Guitar Man Bread

Handyman James Taylor

Hooray For Hollywood

I'm Walking Fats Domino

Light My Fire Doors

Make Your Own Kind Of Music Cass Elliott

Money Barrett Strong/The Beatles/Pink Floyd

Olympics Theme

 

General

All I Wanna Do (Is Have Some Fun) Sheryl Crow

Birthday Beatles

Celebrate Kool & The Gang

Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung

Eye Of The Tiger Survivor

Get The Party Started Pink

Good Vibrations Beach Boys

Having A Party Sam Cooke

Holiday Madonna

I Feel Good James Brown

I’m So Excited Pointer Sisters

If I Were A Rich Man from "Fiddler On The Roof"

Puttin' On The Ritz Taco

She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer

Respect Aretha Franklin

Simply Irresistible Robert Palmer

The Best Of Times Styx

The Candle Lighting Ceremony and How It Works

 

 

There is NO religious significance to the candle lighting.  Whether to include a candle lighting ceremony in your celebration or not is a personal choice.  However, one of the most important aspects of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is celebrating with family and friends. A candle-lighting ceremony is a wonderful way for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah to recognize and honor the important people in his or her life.  To some, the candle lighting ceremony is the peak of the party.  There is no “right or wrong” way of doing the candle lighting.  A few things you will need to decide on…

 

Decide on the number of candles you would like to light.

 

Traditionally, 13 or 14 candles are lit, one for each year of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s life, and another one for good luck. Sometimes people choose to light more than 14 candles, they choose to light only one candle or they choose to light no candles at all.

 

The candle stand is usually personalized and adds a personal touch to the ceremony. Design the stand according to your simcha's theme. You can use styrofoam for the base and foam board material for the name piece.

 

Select the people you're going to invite to light a candle and in what order.

 

Start by making an initial list of honorees. Try not to forget anyone who you feel must light a candle.  Please remember that it is fine to group people together.  If you were asked to light a candle at someone else’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, proper etiquette is to reciprocate and have them light a candle at your Mitzvah.  If concerned about having some of your guests feel “left out” because they did not receive an honor, then consider having an “everyone candle.”

 

The typical order for candle-lighting is as follows. Of course it is up to you, and there is no right or wrong way:

 

Memory candle (to acknowledge loved ones that have passed away or could not attend)

Great grandparents

Grandparents

Aunts

Uncles

Cousins

Older Relatives

Younger Relatives

Friends of the parents

Friends of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Siblings

Parents

Bar/BatMitzvah

Good Luck candle (Optional)

Everyone Candle (Optional)

 

People sometimes add a "guest-of-honor" or a "good luck" candle. It's a sweet addition! Choose someone that has always been there for you, or maybe a person that has an important experience ahead!

 

Prepare your speech.

 

The bar/bat mitzvah usually leads the ceremony and gives the lighting introductions in form of a poem or a story.  A few helpful hints:

 

1.  Keep candle lighting poems/sayings short. Rhymes are not necessary, but they can be entertaining.  Rehearse the poem or story a few times to make sure you perform it smoothly on the day of the event.  If necessary read the poem or story from a printed sheet instead of memory.

2.  Stand up straight, speak clearly and perform from the heart, allowing your guests to get the true feeling behind the ceremony.

 

Note:

Sometimes people take the ceremony as a sign that the event is coming to an end. You may want to consider having the ceremony early in the simcha, while everyone is still seated for dinner before the dancing begins.

 

Choose the music for the ceremony:

You can have either a song played for every candle or a few different songs that represent certain themes or one song played lightly in the background.

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Candle Lighting Song Suggestions

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Candle Lighting Song Suggestions

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