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Yom Shabbat, 29 Heshvan 5778

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Healing

We invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberakh prayers.

The Mi Sheberakh prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The prayer includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community and of others facing illness. Traditionally, the Mi Sheberakh is said in synagogue when the Torah is read.  In modern times, the Mi Sheberakh is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.


Mi Sheberakh 

Avoteinu: Avraham, Yitzhak, v'Yaakov,
v'Imoteinu: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel v'Leah,
Hu yivarekh virapei
et haholeh/haholah _____ ben/bat ______
HaKadosh Barukh Hu
yimalei rahamim alav/aleha,
l'hahalimo/l'hahlimah,
u-l'rap'oto/u-l'rap'otah,
l'hahaziko/l'hazikah,
u-l'hay-oto/u-l'hay-otah.
V'yishlah lo/lah bim-hera
r'fuah shlemah,
r'fu-at hanefesh u-r'fu-at hagoof,
b'tokh sh'ar holei Yisrael v’holei yoshvei tevel,
hashta ba'agalah u-vizman kariv,
v'no-mar, Amen!

May the One who blessed our ancestors --
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal the one who is ill:
__________ son/daughter of _________.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him/her,
to restore him/her,
to heal him/her,
to strengthen him/her,
to enliven him/her.
The One will send him/her, speedily,
a complete healing --
healing of the soul and healing of the body 
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say:  Amen!

 

Shabbat

When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week - the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Adad Ha-Am has observed: "More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people." The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over.
More about Shabbat

We invite you to celebrate Shabbat with us here at Congregation Ner Tamid.  We have Friday night services and Saturday morning services. 

On Friday nights, we welcome the Sabbath with song and prayer.  Most Friday nights offer traditional services, but we also have the occasional "special" Shabbat celebration, such as our annual Beatles Shabbat (where all the prayers are recited to the tunes of Beatles music).

On Saturdays, we begin the morning with Torah Study in the Library from 8:45 am to approximately 9:45 am (in English, using The Torah: A Modern Commentary, edited by W. Gunther Plaut (books provided).  At 9:45, we gather in the Beit T'fillah for worship and reading from the Torah.  Afterwards, Our Jewish Heritage class is offered in the Library, a lay-led class reviewing Jewish history and culture.

Shabbatones Musical Service

The Shabbatones Service is an interactive Shabbat service with full instrumental accompaniment where everybody is encouraged to: CLAP, PRAY, SING, DANCE AND ENJOY!  Our Shabbatones Service fills our sanctuary to beyond capacity each and every time. The Shabbatones Band members include Mike Adler, Eddie Birch, Tracie Birch, David Miller, Jay Poster, Glori Rosenberger, David Rubinstein, Ira Spector, Brad Torchin, Taylor Wachman and Cantor Hutchings. This is one service you won't want to miss!!

Shabbatones Pic

 

Saturday Minyan

Morning Shabbat Service
9:45am– 11:00am
Solomon Beit Tefillah
This service is lay led and everyone is invited to participate and contribute to the service. The Torah portion of the week is read. The service is open to everyone of all ages.

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