Q. I usually prepare, set and light the menora candles of an elderly almana (widow) that is our neighbor. It is her menora and her candles is that correct? Can I make the brochos on her behalf?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it is preferable if she lights at least one candle and recites the brochos herself, since not all Poskim agree that a man can recite in her behalf. (See questions 640 and 773).
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a