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According to Reform Judaism the “words of Jewish prayer may also lead you into a dialogue with or a meditation about the Holy. Jewish prayer has fixed words, words we say every time, but they are there as a framework, so that our spirits can be free to find the Holy. Some of the prayers may even be troubling in their wording, but that’s part of it, too: those prayers push us into thinking deeply about what we believe and the choices we make.”

Guide to Prayers for Shabbat

Erev Shabbat (Friday Night)

Introductory Prayers

Blessing Over the Candles – Mishkan T’filah 120-121
Kiddush – Blessing Over Wine – Mishkan T’filah 122-123
Chatzi Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah 224

Ma’ariv

Maariv Aravim – Mishkan T’filah 148
Ahavat Olam – Mishkan T’filah 150
Sh’ma – Mishkan T’filah 152-153
V’ahavta (Read) – Mishkan T’filah 154
V’ahavta (Chanted) – Mishkan T’filah 155
Emet Ve-emunah – Mishkan T’filah 156
Mi Chamochah – Mishkan T’filah 158
V’shamru and Yismechu – Mishkan T’filah 162

Amidah

Adonai S’fatai Tiftach – Mishkan T’filah 164
Avot v’lmahot (Read) – Mishkan T’filah 166
Avot v’lmahot (Chanted) – Mishkan T’filah 166
G’vurot – Mishkan T’filah 168
Shalom Rav – Mishkan T’filah 178
Elohai N’tzor and Oseh Shalom – Mishkan T’filah 180

Concluding Prayers

Aleinu – Mishkan T’filah 586,588
Mourner’s Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah 598

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Shabbat (Saturday)

Sh’ma and its Blessings

Chatzi Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah 224
Yotzeir HaMeorot  – Mishkan T’filah 228
Ahavah Rabah – Mishkan T’filah 230
Sh’ma – Mishkan T’filah 232-233
V’ahavta – Mishkan T’filah 234
Emet V’Yatziv – Mishkan T’filah 238
Mi Chamochah – Mishkan T’filah 240

Amidah

Adonai S’fatai Tiftach – Mishkan T’filah 242
Avot V’lmahot (Read) – Mishkan T’filah 244
Avot V’lmahot (Chanted) – Mishkan T’filah 244
G’vurot – Mishkan T’filah 246
K’dushah – Mishkan T’filah 248
Sim Shalom – Mishkan T’filah 258
Elahai N’tzor – Mishkan T’filah 260
Oseh Shalom – Mishkan T’filah 260

Torah Service

Blessings for Reading the Torah – Mishkan T’filah 368
Blessings on Reading the Haftarah – Mishkan T’filah 372

Concluding Prayers

Aleinu – Mishkan T’filah 586,588
Mourner’s Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah 598
Kiddush – Mishkan T’filah 604

 

Weekday Services

Shacharit Prayer (Sunrise to Midday)

Morning Blessings
Birkhot HaShachar – Mishkan T’filah 23-25
Donning the Tallit – Mishkan T’filah 26-27
Leying Tefillin – Mishkan T’filah 28-29
Mah Tovu – Mishkah T’filah – 30-31
Asher Yatzar – Mishkan T’filah – 32-33
Elohai N’shamah – Mishkan T’filah – 34-35
Nisim B’chol Yom – Mishkan T’filah – 36-41
Laasok/V’haarev Na – Mishkan T’filah – 42-44
Eliu D’varim – Mishkan T’filah – 44
Talmud Torah – Mishkan T’filah – 45
Kaddish D’Rabbanan – Mishkan T’filah – 46-48
Talmud Torah – Mishkan T’filah – 49

Pesukei DeZimra
Baruch She-amar – Mishkan T’filah – 50
Tehillah 100 – Mishkan T’filah – 51

Seder K’riat HaTorah (Monday and Thursday)
Kabbalat HaTorah – Mishkan T’filah – 104
Hakafah – Mishkan T’filah – 105
Birchot HaTorah/Aliyot – Mishkan T’filah – 106
Prayers of the Community – Mishkan T’filah – 112-117
Mi Sheberach – Mishkan T’filah – 108
Hagbah/Gelilah – Mishkan T’filah – 108
Birkat HaGomel – Mishkan T’filah – 109
Hachzarat HaTorah – Mishkan T’filah – 110-111

Closing Section
Aleinu – Mishkan T’filah – 586-591
Mourner’s Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah – 592-599

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Minchah Prayer (Midday to Sundown)

Ashrei – Mishkan T’filah – 52
Songs of Praise – Mishkan T’filah – 52-55

Closing Section
Aleinu – Mishkan T’filah – 586-591

Mourner’s Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah – 592-599

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Maariv Prayer (After Sundown)

Sh’ma and Blessings
Barchu – Mishkan T’filah – 2-3
Kri’at Sh’ma and Related Blessings – Mishkan T’filah – 4-18
Hatzi-Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah – 20-21

Amidah Section
Shemoneh Esrei/Amidah – Mishkan T’filah – 103
Aleinu – Mishkan T’filah – 586-591
Mourner’s Kaddish – Mishkan T’filah – 592-599