Thursdays, 8:40-9:40 am, through June 13
“To the Finish Line: Prayers at the End of Our Service”
Explore the richness and depth of our liturgy and consider what meaning we make of our Jewish prayer practices. Discussions center on the language of the prayer book, as well as comparisons to siddur manuscripts from throughout the Jewish ages. We also discuss the lived experience of prayer — how to engage, when it feels empty, infusing the minyan experience with meaning. Those wondering about how prayer life can be developed find a place around the table, as much as those whose interests lie in the Hebrew of the siddur and a historical look at our liturgy. Our focus this year is the prayers at the end of the our services. We will look again at Ashrei, and talk about psalms that have been included; the selection “U’va L’Tzion,” with ideas of holiness and redemption at its core, and Aleinu and Mourner’s Kaddish. When are we ever done with prayer?! Come join the Siddur Class on Thursday mornings.