Call Me, and I will answer you.— Jeremiah

Prayer takes many forms.  Uttered informally when alone and in unison during Mourner’s Kaddishwe sing prayers in worship and  in thanksgiving. Prayers become sacred ritual as when making Kiddush over wine.  Mi Shebeirach proclaims our hope for healing. Our prayer for peace,  Oseh Shalom, seems to never be fully answered. Interestingly, the Hebrew word for prayer is tefillah, derived in part from  l’hitpallel which means “to judge oneself.” It presumes introspection and a belief that prayerful thought matters. As Jews, we join in a rich variety of prayerful experiences: (click on pictures for descriptions and times)