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Congregation & Community

This is an archive of prayers composed for or relevant to the immediate congregation and its wider community.

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A prayer for a country poised between demise and rebirth, by Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein (Applied Jewish Spirituality 2023)

תְּפִלָּה עַל הָעַרְבוּת בְּעַד כׇּל יוֹשְׁבֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל | Prayer on Erev Shabbat for the Sake of All Residents of Israel, by Rebbitsen Hadassah Froman & Rabbah Tamar Elad-Appelbaum (2023)

ברכה לעם עולם | Blessing for the Eternal People, by Yaacov Maoz (5781/2020)

תפילה לשלום התפוצה היהודית | A Prayer for the Welfare of Diaspora Jewry, by Rabbi Amitai Fraiman (2018)

Intention for community garlic planting at the end of a harvest season, by Jess Berlin

Invocation for Meeting, by Rabbi Morrison David Bial (1962)

Benediction for Charity Meeting, by Rabbi Morrison David Bial (1962)

Invocation for Temple Meeting, by Rabbi Morrison David Bial (1962)

Invocation for United Jewish Appeal, by Rabbi Morrison David Bial (1962)

Prayer of a Congregational Rabbi upon their Installation, by Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut (1961)

Prayer for the World Union of Progressive Judaism Conference, by Lilian Helen Montagu

Prayer on the Anniversary of Temple Israel, by Rabbi Roland Gittlesohn (ca. 1960)

Prayer on the Anniversary of Brighton & Hove Liberal Synagogue, by Lilian Helen Montagu (27 May 1956)

רִבּוֹנוֹ שֶׁל עוֹלָם | Prayer for Ahavat Yisrael, by Isaac Bashevis Singer (ca. 1952)

Prayer for Yisrael and the Congregation, by Rabbi Joseph Miller (1927)

A Prayer at the Installation of Congregation Officers for the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, by Rabbi Jacob Bosniak (ca. 1924)

A Prayer for Protection from Oppression and Persecution (CCAR 1924)

Be it ours to shed sunshine — a selection from “A Free Man’s Religious Worship” by Bertrand Russell (1910)

Prayer for Communal Prayer, by the Jewish Religious Union of London (1902)

Prayer for the Congregation and the Government, by the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1895)

The Tabernacle, a poem by Rosa Emma Salaman (1891)

ברכה לקהל | Blessing of the Congregation, translation by Rabbi David de Sola Pool

When Faith Too Young for a Sublimer Creed, a hymn by Penina Moïse for the consecration of her synagogue (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

Lord! What is Man That Thou Should’st Take (Psalms 144), a hymn on “Religious Education of Israel’s Youth” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

בְּרָכָה לְכׇּל־הַקְּהִלּוֹת | Mi she’Berakh for All the Holy Congregations

בְּרָכָה לְכׇּל־הַקָּהָל הַקָּדוֹשׁ הַזֶּה | Mi she’Berakh for this Holy Congregation

תהלים כ״ו | Psalms 26, by David translated by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi