Searching Out a Place

Many contemporary women and men are searching for “a place,” in the Jewish world. We frequently bemoan the lack of singing, fellowship, learning or youth programs at our various synagogues. We struggle with issues from the pettiest to the most fundamental in our worship communities. We all know of clergy and other Jewish professionals who were treated badly by their congregations or vice versa.
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What Is Prayer?

Women and men are invited to an interdenominational conference on women and prayer, cosponsored by the Jewish Theological Seminary, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Women of Reform Judaism, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and NYC-based organizations. Will take place at Heschel high school in Manhattan, March 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Keynote address will be by Aliza Lavie, editor of the new Jewish Women’s Prayer Book.

Shacharit Guideposts

My experience has been that, if you know where you’re going on your own journey through the prayerbook, change of song or text are far less disorienting than if you’re relying entirely on the leader to tell you “what page we’re on.” So, I thought I’d offer those who are struggling with the relatively new Mishkan T’filah something that has been very useful to me.
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