Today is September 20, 2017 -
Temple Shalom is proud to have been among the first cohort of congregations to adopt Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Mahzor (Holy Day Prayerbook) of the Reform movement, published in 2015. Mishkan HaNefesh makes strides towards creating a space for all worshippers to inhabit. Through updated translations, elucidating essays, rich commentary, and a beautiful selection of poetry, Mishkan HaNefesh provides an environment for those of all backgrounds to find meaning in the High Holy Days. The addition of English transliteration for all the Hebrew prayers ensures a sense of inclusion that is central to Temple Shalom’s values.
Mishkan HaNefesh has been years in the making, and Temple Shalom joined congregations across North America in piloting this new and engaging liturgy. And since its publication we have made it our own, adapting its new directions to our cherished traditions, such as bringing our children into the Sanctuary for the Shofar calls on Rosh Hashanah and making available a full day of worship and reflection for our adults on Yom Kippur.