Below is a calendar and instructions for counting the Omer between the second night of Passover and Shavuot. You might choose to spend just a few minutes each day with this practice, or make it your own with any of the suggestions here.
Time needed: 49 days.
How to Count the Omer
- Begin on the evening of Sunday, March 28, 2021
Count for 49 nights from March 28 until May 16 (calendar generated on Hebcal.com)
- Count the omer while standing and recite this blessing
Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh ha’Olam asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tizivanu al sefirat ha’omer.
Blessed are you, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who has sanctified us with your commandments and commanded us to count the omer.
- Recite the total days and number of weeks and days of the Omer
First day: Hayom yom echad la’omer
Today is the first day of the Omer.
8th day: Hayom shemonah yamim shehem shavuah echad v’yom echad la’omer
Today is the eighth day, which is one week and one day of the Omer.
A full list of the days in Hebrew are here
- If you forget one night, count the next morning without a blessing.
Then go back to counting with a blessing each night. If you forget in the morning, continue to count each night without a blessing.
- Use these resources and suggestions to make the Counting of the Omer your own this year!
Whether your unique daily practice includes art, writing, meditation, or something else, check out these resources to help structure and inspire you.