(Torah and yad from Big Synagogue Museum, Wlodawa, Poland)
RITUAL – noun, Latin-ritus, First use: 1572
The established form for a ceremony; specifically: the order of words prescribed for a religious ceremony.— Merriam Webster Dictionary
Members of our Ritual Committee join with our clergy to develop inspirational and meaningful experiences and to offer advice upon and support for our clergy religious practices initiatives. Temple Ohabei Shalom’s services are conducted using The Reform Judaism New Reform Prayerbook – Mishkan T’filah – with its rich mix of Hebrew, English and song. Whether celebrating Tot Shabbat or gathered in grief, we share our own blend of traditions traveling across the millennia claiming our heritage as People of the Book.
Contact Rabbi Sonia Saltzman or our Ritual Committee members should you have questions or suggestions about ritual observance.
Rabbi Sonia Saltzman Denise Karlin
Dan Deykin Diane Rosen
Ita Wiener Denise Green