Blessing for Children

For boys, the introductory line is:

May you be like Ephraim and Menashe.

Y’simcha Elohim k’Efrayim v’chi-Menasheh.

.יְשִׂימְךָ אֱלהיִם כְּאֶפְרַיְם וְכִמְנַשֶּׁה.

For girls, the introductory line is:

May you be like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah.

Y’simeich Elohim k’Sarah, k’Rivkah, k’Rachel, ooch’Leah.

יְשִׂימֵךְ אֱלהיִם כְּשָׂרָה רִבְקָה רָחֵל וְלֵאָה

For both boys and girls, the rest of the blessing is:

May God bless you and guard you.

Y’varechecha Adonai V’yish’m’recha.

יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ

May God show you favor and be gracious to you.

Ya’er Adonai panav eilecha vichuneka.

יָאֵר יְהוָה פָּנָיו  אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָּ

May God show you kindness and grant you peace.

Yisa Adonai panav eilecha v’yasem l’cha shalom.

יִשָּׂא יְהוָה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלום