Graduation Blessing

Graduation Blessing
Graduation photo of a gowned graduate smiling and enthusiastically shaking hands with a gowned academic official


Two words in Hebrew:

צא ולמד

Go forth and learn!

Two words in Aramaic:

תא חזי

Come in and discern!

In all your comings and in all your goings

In all your learning and in all your discerning

יברכך ה׳ וישמרך

May the Holy One bless you and hold you precious

יאר ה׳ פניו אליך ויחנך

May the Holy One’s presence shine through you and fill you with grace

ישא ה׳ פניו אליך וישם לך שלום

May the Holy One look towards you, and set you on a path of peace.  

Go, and be a blessing!

Image: President Richard Topping, and Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies graduate Nirmalya Das, by Laura Duhan-Kaplan.

Blessing prepared for the Vancouver School of Theology graduation, 2017 and 2023.

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