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Friday Kabbalat Shabbat for Seniors

A Custom Friday Evening Service by Min Kantrowitz

Opening Songs

Hineh Mah Tov הנה מה טוב

Behold, how good and pleasant it is for people to dwell together in unity.

Hinei ma tov uma na-im
Shevet achim gam yachad.

הִנֵּה מַה-טּוֹב וּמַה-נָּעִים
שֱׁבֶת אַחִים גַּם יָחַד.

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Shabbat Candle Lighting הדלקת נרות שבת

Light both candles.
Traditionally one covers the eyes while reciting the following blessing.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who hallows us with Your commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the Sabbath light.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav, v'tzivanu l'hadlik neir shel shabat.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם,
אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו,
וְצִוָּנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל שַׁבָּת.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shalom Aleichem שלום עליכם

Peace be to you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
May you come in peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
Bless me with peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.
May your departure be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High, the supreme Sovereign, the Holy and Blessed One.

Shalom aleichem, malachei hashareit, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Boachem l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Bar'chuni l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.
Tzeitchem l'shalom, malachei hashalom, malachei elyon, mimelech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu.

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁרֵת, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:

בּוֹאֲכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:
בָּרְכֽוּנִי לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:
צֵאתְכֶם לְשָׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁלוֹם, מַלְאֲכֵי עֶלְיוֹן, מִמֶּלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא:

Lecha Dodi לכה דודי

Come, my beloved, with a chorus of praise,
Welcome the Sabbath Bride, the Queen of the days.

“Keep and Remember”!—said in one single utterance
Adonai the One, made us hear:
One is the name of God, One is Adonai!
Reflected in fame, in glory, and in praise!

To welcome the Sabbath, we joyously hurry;
It is forever a fountain of blessing—
In God’s primordial planning, it came last of all days,
But even then was the crown of creation.

O holy sanctuary and royal city
arise from your desolate years!
Too long have you dwelled in the valley of tears,
Now God’s tenderness will rain down upon you.

Shake off the dust, O Israel! Arise!
Dress up in your finest clothes, My people,
for through Jesse of Bethlehem
you will draw nearer to Me and be redeemed.

Awake! Awake! The new light is shining!
With that radiance, the world will glow;
Sing! For darkness is hidden by joyful praise—
Adonai’s glory brings light to you!

May your oppressors be challenged
and your enemies defeated;
God will exalt and rejoice in you,
Joyful as a bridegroom celebrating with his bride.

Stretch out thy borders to the left and to the right;
Give honor to Adonai in Whom we delight—
The Messiah is coming to gladden our sight,
And we shall rejoice in pleasant fulfillment.

L'chah dodi likrat kolah, p'nei shabat n'kab'lah.

Shamor v'zachor b'dibur echad,
hishmi-anu eil ham'yuchad,
Adonai echad ush'mo echad, l'sheim ul'tiferet v'lithilah.
L'chah dodi...

Likrat shabat l'chu v'neil'chah,
ki hi m'kor hab'rachah, meirosh mikedem n'suchah,
sof ma-aseh b'machashavah t'chilah.
L'chah dodi...

Mikdash melech ir m'luchah,
kumi tz'i mitoch hahafeichah,
rav lach shevet b'eimek habacha,
v'hu yachamol alayich chemlah.
L'chah dodi...

Hitna-ari mei-afar kumi, livshi bigdei tifarteich ami, al yad ben yishai beit halachmi, kor'vah el nafshi g'alah.
L'chah dodi...

Hitor'ri hitor'ri, ki va oreich kumi ori, uri uri shir dabeiri, k'vod Adonai alayich niglah.
L'chah dodi...

V'hayu limshisah shosayich, v'rachaku kol m'val'ayich, yasis alayich elohayich, kimsos chatan al kolah.
L'chah dodi...

Yamin us'mol tifrotzi, v'et Adonai ta-aritzi, al yad ish ben partzi, v'nism'chah v'nagilah.
L'chah dodi...

לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה, פְּנֵי שַׁבָּת נְקַבְּלָה.

שָׁמוֹר וְזָכוֹר בְּדִבּוּר אֶחָד, הִשְמִיעָנוּ
אֵל הַמְּיֻחָד, יְיָ אֶחָד וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד,
לְשֵׁם וּלְתִפְאֶֽרֶת וְלִתְהִלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

לִקְרַאת שַׁבָּת לְכוּ וְנֵלְכָה,
כִּי הִיא מְקוֹר הַבְּרָכָה,
מֵרֹאשׁ מִקֶּֽדֶם נְסוּכָה,
סוֹף מַעֲשֶׂה בְּמַחֲשָׁבָה תְּחִלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

מִקְדַּשׁ מֶלֶךְ עִיר מְלוּכָה,
קֽוּמִי צְאִי מִתּוֹךְ הַהֲפֵכָה,
רַב לָךְ שֶׁבֶת בְּעֵֽמֶק הַבָּכָא,
וְהוּא יַחֲמוֹל עָלַיִךְ חֶמְלָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

הִתְנַעֲרִי מֵעָפָר קֽוּמִי, לִבְשִׁי בִּגְדֵי תִפְאַרְתֵּךְ עַמִּי, עַל יַד בֶּן יִשַׁי בֵּית הַלַּחְמִי, קָרְבָה אֶל נַפְשִׁי גְאָלָהּ.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

הִתְעוֹרְרִי הִתְעוֹרְרִי, כִּי בָא אוֹרֵךְ קֽוּמִי אֽוֹרִי, עֽוּרִי עֽוּרִי שִׁיר דַּבֵּרִי, כְּבוֹד יְיָ עָלַיִךְ נִגְלָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

וְהָיוּ לִמְשִׁסָּה שֹׁאסָיִךְ, וְרָחֲקוּ כָּל מְבַלְּעָיִךְ, יָשִׂישׂ עָלַיִךְ אֱלֹהָיִךְ, כִּמְשׂוֹשׂ חָתָן עַל כַּלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל תִּפְרֽוֹצִי, וְאֶת יְיָ תַּעֲרִיצִי, עַל יַד אִישׁ בֶּן פַּרְצִי, וְנִשְׂמְחָה וְנָגִילָה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

In some communities the congregation rises and faces the doorway in order to greet the Sabbath Bride. In addition, we bow and then turn back to the front of the room, to acknowledge her entrance.

Enter in peace, O crown of your husband. Enter in gladness, enter in joy. Come to the people that keeps its faith. Enter, O bride! Enter, O bride!

Bo-i v'shalom ateret balah, gam b'simchah uv'tzaholah, toch emunei am s'gulah, bo-i chalah, bo-i chalah.
L'chah dodi...

בּֽוֹאִי בְשָׁלוֹם עֲטֶרֶת בַּעְלָהּ, גַּם בְּשִׂמְחָה וּבְצָהֳלָה, תּוֹךְ אֱמוּנֵי עַם סְגֻלָּה, בּֽוֹאִי כַלָּה, בּֽוֹאִי כַלָּה.
לְכָה דוֹדִי...

Sh'ma and Its Blessings

Ma'ariv Aravim מעריב ערבים

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe whose word brings on the evening twilight. With wisdom You open the gates of the heavens, and with understanding make the ages pass and the seasons cycle. You arrange the stars across the sky, according to Your will. You create day and night; You roll away the light from before the darkness, and the darkness from before the light; You make the day pass and bring on the night, separating day from night. (Reader) You are a living and enduring God, may You reign over us for ever and ever. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, who brings on the evening twilight.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, asher bidvaro ma-ariv aravim, b'choch'mah potei-ach sh'arim, uvitvunah m'shaneh itim, umachalif et haz'manim, um'sadeir et hakochavim b'mishm'roteihem baraki-a kirtzono. Borei yom valay'lah, goleil or mip'nei choshech, v'choshech mip'nei or. Uma-avir yom umeivi lay'lah, umavdil bein yom uvein lay'lah, Adonai tz'va-ot sh'mo. Eil chai v'kayam, tamid yimloch aleinu l'olam va-ed. Baruch atah Adonai, hama-ariv aravim.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֶלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר בִּדְבָרוֹ מַעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים, בְּחָכְמָה פּוֹתֵחַ שְׁעָרִים, וּבִתְבוּנָה מְשַׁנֶּה עִתִּים, וּמַחֲלִיף אֶת הַזְּמַנִּים, וּמְסַדֵּר אֶת הַכּוֹכָבִים בְּמִשְׁמְרוֹתֵיהֶם בָּרָקִיעַ כִּרְצוֹנוֹ. בּוֹרֵא יוֹם וָלָיְלָה, גּוֹלֵל אוֹר מִפְּנֵי חשֶׁךְ, וְחשֶׁךְ מִפְּנֵי אוֹר. וּמַעֲבִיר יוֹם וּמֵֽבִיא לָיְלָה, וּמַבְדִּיל בֵּין יוֹם וּבֵין לָיְלָה, יְיָ צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ.(Reader) אֵל חַי וְקַיָּם, תָּמִיד יִמְלוֹךְ עָלֵינוּ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמַּעֲרִיב עֲרָבִים.

Ahavat Olam אהבת עולם

You have loved Your people Israel with everlasting love; Torah and mitzvot You have taught us. Therefore, O Adonai our God, when we lie down and when we rise up we will meditate on Your commandments. We will rejoice in the words of Your Torah and mitzvot forever; for they are our life and the sustenance of our days; we will meditate on them day and night.(Reader) And may You never deprive us of Your love. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, who loves Your people Israel.

Ahavat olam beit yisra-eil am'cha ahav'ta, torah umitzvot, chukim umishpatim otanu limadta. Al kein Adonai Eloheinu, b'shoch'veinu uv'kumeinu nasi-ach b'chukecha, v'nismach b'divrei toratecha uv'mitzvatecha l'olam va-ed. Ki heim chayeinu v'orech yameinu, uvahem nehgeh yomam valay'lah. V'ahavat'cha al tasir mimenu l'olamim. Baruch atah Adonai, oheiv amo yisra-eil.

אַהֲבַת עוֹלָם בֵּית יִשְׁרָאֵל עַמְּךָ אָהָֽבְתָּ, תּוֹרָה וּמִצְוֹת, חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים אוֹתָֽנוּ לִמַּֽדְתָּ. עַל כֵּן יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, בְּשָׁכְבֵֽנוּ וּבְקוּמֵֽנוּ נָשִֽׂיחַ בְּחֻקֶּֽיךָ, וְנִשְׂמַח בְּדִבְרֵי תוֹרָתֶֽךָ וּבְמִצְוֹתֶֽיךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. כִּי הֵם חַיֵּֽינוּ וְאֹֽרֶךְ יָמֵֽינוּ, וּבָהֶם נֶהְגֶּה יוֹמָם וָלָֽיְלָה, (Reader) וְאַהֲבָתְךָ אַל תָּסִיר מִמֶּֽנּוּ לְעוֹלָמִים. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אוֹהֵב עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל.

Ahavat Olam אהבת עולם

You have loved Your people Israel with everlasting love; Torah and mitzvot You have taught us. Therefore, O Adonai our God, when we lie down and when we rise up we will meditate on Your commandments. We will rejoice in the words of Your Torah and mitzvot forever; for they are our life and the sustenance of our days; we will meditate on them day and night.(Reader) And may You never deprive us of Your love. Blessed are You, Adonai our God, who loves Your people Israel.

Ahavat olam beit yisra-eil am'cha ahav'ta, torah umitzvot, chukim umishpatim otanu limadta. Al kein Adonai Eloheinu, b'shoch'veinu uv'kumeinu nasi-ach b'chukecha, v'nismach b'divrei toratecha uv'mitzvatecha l'olam va-ed. Ki heim chayeinu v'orech yameinu, uvahem nehgeh yomam valay'lah. V'ahavat'cha al tasir mimenu l'olamim. Baruch atah Adonai, oheiv amo yisra-eil.

אַהֲבַת עוֹלָם בֵּית יִשְׁרָאֵל עַמְּךָ אָהָֽבְתָּ, תּוֹרָה וּמִצְוֹת, חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים אוֹתָֽנוּ לִמַּֽדְתָּ. עַל כֵּן יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, בְּשָׁכְבֵֽנוּ וּבְקוּמֵֽנוּ נָשִֽׂיחַ בְּחֻקֶּֽיךָ, וְנִשְׂמַח בְּדִבְרֵי תוֹרָתֶֽךָ וּבְמִצְוֹתֶֽיךָ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד. כִּי הֵם חַיֵּֽינוּ וְאֹֽרֶךְ יָמֵֽינוּ, וּבָהֶם נֶהְגֶּה יוֹמָם וָלָֽיְלָה, (Reader) וְאַהֲבָתְךָ אַל תָּסִיר מִמֶּֽנּוּ לְעוֹלָמִים. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אוֹהֵב עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל.

Sh'ma שמע

The first line of the Sh'ma is recited out loud and in unison, with the right hand covering the eyes. "Baruch Shem K'vod" is recited in an undertone.

Hear, O Israel: Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

Blessed is God’s glorious majesty forever and ever.

Sh'ma Yisra-eil, Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad.

Baruch sheim k'vod malchuto l'olam va-ed.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, יְיָ אֶחָד.

ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד.

Sh'ma שמע

The first line of the Sh'ma is recited out loud and in unison, with the right hand covering the eyes. "Baruch Shem K'vod" is recited in an undertone.

Hear, O Israel: Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

Blessed is God’s glorious majesty forever and ever.

Sh'ma Yisra-eil, Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad.

Baruch sheim k'vod malchuto l'olam va-ed.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ, יְיָ אֶחָד.

ברוך שם כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד.

V'ahavta Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ואהבת

And you shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart: and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates.

V'ahavta eit Adonai elohecha, b'chol l'vav'cha, uv'chol nafsh'cha, uv'chol m'odecha. V'hayu had'varim ha-eileh, asher anochi m'tzav'cha Hayom, al l'vavecha. V'shinantam l'vanecha, v'dibarta bam, b'shivt'cha b'veitecha, uv'lecht'cha vaderech, uv'shochb'cha, uv'kumecha. Uk'shartam l'ot al yadecha, v'hayu l'totafot bein einecha. Uch'tavtam al m'zuzot beitecha uvisharecha.

וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יְיָ | אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל | לְבָבְךָ, וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ. וְהָיוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֲשֶׁר | אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם, עַל | לְבָבֶךָ. וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ, וְדִבַּרְתָּ בָּם, בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ בְּבֵיתֶךָ, וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ בַדֶּרֶךְ, וּבְשָׁכְבְּךָ, וּבְקוּמֶךָ. וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת | עַל יָדֶךָ, וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת בֵּין | עֵינֶיךָ. וּכְתַבְתָּם | עַל מְזֻזוֹת בֵּיתֶךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶיךָ.

V'ahavta Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ואהבת

And you shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart: and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates.

V'ahavta eit Adonai elohecha, b'chol l'vav'cha, uv'chol nafsh'cha, uv'chol m'odecha. V'hayu had'varim ha-eileh, asher anochi m'tzav'cha Hayom, al l'vavecha. V'shinantam l'vanecha, v'dibarta bam, b'shivt'cha b'veitecha, uv'lecht'cha vaderech, uv'shochb'cha, uv'kumecha. Uk'shartam l'ot al yadecha, v'hayu l'totafot bein einecha. Uch'tavtam al m'zuzot beitecha uvisharecha.

וְאָהַבְתָּ אֵת יְיָ | אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל | לְבָבְךָ, וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ. וְהָיוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֲשֶׁר | אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם, עַל | לְבָבֶךָ. וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ, וְדִבַּרְתָּ בָּם, בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ בְּבֵיתֶךָ, וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ בַדֶּרֶךְ, וּבְשָׁכְבְּךָ, וּבְקוּמֶךָ. וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת | עַל יָדֶךָ, וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת בֵּין | עֵינֶיךָ. וּכְתַבְתָּם | עַל מְזֻזוֹת בֵּיתֶךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶיךָ.

Vayomer Adonai El Moshe Numbers 15:37-41 ויאמר יי אל משה

And God spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them a fringe upon the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each corner a cord of blue: and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of God, and do them; and that you go not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you go astray: that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am Adonai your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Adonai your God.

Vayomer Adonai el mosheh leimor. Dabeir el b'nei yisra-eil v'amarta aleihem, v'asu lahem tzitzit al kanfei vigdeihem l'dorotam, v'nat'nu al tzitzit hakanaf p'til t'cheilet. V'hayah lachem l'tzitzit, ur'item oto uz'chartem et kol mitzvat Adonai, va-asitem otam, v'lo taturu acharei l'vavchem v'acharei eineichem, asher atem zonim achareihem. L'ma-an tizk'ru va-asitem et kol mitzvotay, vihyitem k'doshim leiloheichem. Ani Adonai eloheichem, asher hotzeiti etchem mei-eretz mitzrayim, lihyot lachem leilohim, ani Adonai eloheichem.

וַיֹּאמֶר | יְיָ | אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. דַּבֵּר | אֶל בְּנֵי | יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם לְדֹרֹתָם, וְנָתְנוּ | עַל צִיצִת הַכָּנָף פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת. וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת, וּרְאִיתֶם | אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם | אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת | יְיָ, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם | אֹתָם, וְלֹא תָתוּרוּ | אַחֲרֵי לְבַבְכֶם וְאַחֲרֵי | עֵינֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם זֹנִים | אַחֲרֵיהֶם. לְמַעַן תִּזְכְּרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם | אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹתָי, וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים לֵאלֹהֵיכֶם. אֲנִי יְיָ | אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִי | אֶתְכֶם | מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לִהְיוֹת לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים, אֲנִי | יְיָ | אֱלֹהֵיכֶם.

Vayomer Adonai El Moshe Numbers 15:37-41 ויאמר יי אל משה

And God spoke unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them a fringe upon the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each corner a cord of blue: and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of God, and do them; and that you go not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you go astray: that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. I am Adonai your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Adonai your God.

Vayomer Adonai el mosheh leimor. Dabeir el b'nei yisra-eil v'amarta aleihem, v'asu lahem tzitzit al kanfei vigdeihem l'dorotam, v'nat'nu al tzitzit hakanaf p'til t'cheilet. V'hayah lachem l'tzitzit, ur'item oto uz'chartem et kol mitzvat Adonai, va-asitem otam, v'lo taturu acharei l'vavchem v'acharei eineichem, asher atem zonim achareihem. L'ma-an tizk'ru va-asitem et kol mitzvotay, vihyitem k'doshim leiloheichem. Ani Adonai eloheichem, asher hotzeiti etchem mei-eretz mitzrayim, lihyot lachem leilohim, ani Adonai eloheichem.

וַיֹּאמֶר | יְיָ | אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. דַּבֵּר | אֶל בְּנֵי | יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם לְדֹרֹתָם, וְנָתְנוּ | עַל צִיצִת הַכָּנָף פְּתִיל תְּכֵלֶת. וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת, וּרְאִיתֶם | אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם | אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת | יְיָ, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם | אֹתָם, וְלֹא תָתוּרוּ | אַחֲרֵי לְבַבְכֶם וְאַחֲרֵי | עֵינֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם זֹנִים | אַחֲרֵיהֶם. לְמַעַן תִּזְכְּרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם | אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹתָי, וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים לֵאלֹהֵיכֶם. אֲנִי יְיָ | אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִי | אֶתְכֶם | מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לִהְיוֹת לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים, אֲנִי | יְיָ | אֱלֹהֵיכֶם.

V'Sham'ru ושמרו

The children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing it throughout all generations, as an everlasting covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever, that in six days Adonai made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day ceased from work and rested.

וְשָׁמְרוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת לְדֹרֹתָם בְּרִית עוֹלָם. בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִיא לְעוֹלָם, כִּי שֵֽׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יְיָ אֶת הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְאֶת הָאָֽרֶץ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ.

V'Sham'ru ושמרו

The children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing it throughout all generations, as an everlasting covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever, that in six days Adonai made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day ceased from work and rested.

וְשָׁמְרוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת לְדֹרֹתָם בְּרִית עוֹלָם. בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִיא לְעוֹלָם, כִּי שֵֽׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יְיָ אֶת הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְאֶת הָאָֽרֶץ, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ.

The Amidah עמידה

Adonai S'fatai Tiftach אדני שפתי תפתח

Rise for the Amidah.

In some communities the entire Amidah is read silently by each individual and then repeated out loud by the reader or cantor. In other communities the introduction and first two paragraphs are sung out loud by the entire congregation and the remainder is said silently. You may be seated when you finish your silent Amidah prayers.

At the start of the Amidah, it is customary to take three steps backward, then three steps forward and remain standing with your feet together through the entire Amidah. This is meant to remind us that we are standing in the presence of God, and should enter the spiritual realm with respect and reverence.

Adonai, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Adonay s'fatai tiftach ufi yagid t'hilatecha.

אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶֽךָ.

Shalom Rav שלום רב

(In some communities, this prayer is sung in unison.)

Grant abundant peace unto Israel your people for ever; for you are the sovereign God of all peace; and may it be good in your sight to bless your people Israel at all times and in every hour with your peace. *Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

[*On the Sabbath of Repentance conclude:—
In the book of life, blessing, peace and good sustenance may we be remembered and inscribed before you, we and all your people the house of Israel, for a happy life and for peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who makes peace.]

Shalom rav al yisra-eil am'cha tasim l'olam, ki atah hu melech adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha.

(*During the Ten days of Penitence: B'seifer chayim, b'rachah, v'shalom, ufarnasah tovah, nizacheir v'nikateiv l'fanecha, anachnu v'chol am'cha beit yisra-eil, l'chayim tovim ul'shalom.)

Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

שָׁלוֹם רָב עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ תָּשִׂים לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא מֶֽלֶךְ אָדוֹן לְכָל הַשָּׁלוֹם. וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

Shalom Rav שלום רב

(In some communities, this prayer is sung in unison.)

Grant abundant peace unto Israel your people for ever; for you are the sovereign God of all peace; and may it be good in your sight to bless your people Israel at all times and in every hour with your peace. *Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

[*On the Sabbath of Repentance conclude:—
In the book of life, blessing, peace and good sustenance may we be remembered and inscribed before you, we and all your people the house of Israel, for a happy life and for peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who makes peace.]

Shalom rav al yisra-eil am'cha tasim l'olam, ki atah hu melech adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha.

(*During the Ten days of Penitence: B'seifer chayim, b'rachah, v'shalom, ufarnasah tovah, nizacheir v'nikateiv l'fanecha, anachnu v'chol am'cha beit yisra-eil, l'chayim tovim ul'shalom.)

Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

שָׁלוֹם רָב עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ תָּשִׂים לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא מֶֽלֶךְ אָדוֹן לְכָל הַשָּׁלוֹם. וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach (Liberal) מי שברך

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

מי שברך אבותינו.
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו.
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach (Liberal) מי שברך

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

מי שברך אבותינו.
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו.
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

The Amidah עמידה

Adonai S'fatai Tiftach אדני שפתי תפתח

Rise for the Amidah.

In some communities the entire Amidah is read silently by each individual and then repeated out loud by the reader or cantor. In other communities the introduction and first two paragraphs are sung out loud by the entire congregation and the remainder is said silently. You may be seated when you finish your silent Amidah prayers.

At the start of the Amidah, it is customary to take three steps backward, then three steps forward and remain standing with your feet together through the entire Amidah. This is meant to remind us that we are standing in the presence of God, and should enter the spiritual realm with respect and reverence.

Adonai, open my lips, and my mouth will declare Your praise.

Adonay s'fatai tiftach ufi yagid t'hilatecha.

אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶֽךָ.

Shalom Rav שלום רב

(In some communities, this prayer is sung in unison.)

Grant abundant peace unto Israel your people for ever; for you are the sovereign God of all peace; and may it be good in your sight to bless your people Israel at all times and in every hour with your peace. *Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

[*On the Sabbath of Repentance conclude:—
In the book of life, blessing, peace and good sustenance may we be remembered and inscribed before you, we and all your people the house of Israel, for a happy life and for peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who makes peace.]

Shalom rav al yisra-eil am'cha tasim l'olam, ki atah hu melech adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha.

(*During the Ten days of Penitence: B'seifer chayim, b'rachah, v'shalom, ufarnasah tovah, nizacheir v'nikateiv l'fanecha, anachnu v'chol am'cha beit yisra-eil, l'chayim tovim ul'shalom.)

Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

שָׁלוֹם רָב עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ תָּשִׂים לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא מֶֽלֶךְ אָדוֹן לְכָל הַשָּׁלוֹם. וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

Shalom Rav שלום רב

(In some communities, this prayer is sung in unison.)

Grant abundant peace unto Israel your people for ever; for you are the sovereign God of all peace; and may it be good in your sight to bless your people Israel at all times and in every hour with your peace. *Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

[*On the Sabbath of Repentance conclude:—
In the book of life, blessing, peace and good sustenance may we be remembered and inscribed before you, we and all your people the house of Israel, for a happy life and for peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who makes peace.]

Shalom rav al yisra-eil am'cha tasim l'olam, ki atah hu melech adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et am'cha yisra-eil b'chol eit uv'chol sha-ah bishlomecha.

(*During the Ten days of Penitence: B'seifer chayim, b'rachah, v'shalom, ufarnasah tovah, nizacheir v'nikateiv l'fanecha, anachnu v'chol am'cha beit yisra-eil, l'chayim tovim ul'shalom.)

Baruch atah Adonai, hamvareich et amo yisra-eil bashalom.

שָׁלוֹם רָב עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל עַמְּךָ תָּשִׂים לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אַתָּה הוּא מֶֽלֶךְ אָדוֹן לְכָל הַשָּׁלוֹם. וְטוֹב בְּעֵינֶֽיךָ לְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמְּךָ
יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל עֵת וּבְכָל שָׁעָה בִּשְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הַמְבָרֵךְ אֶת עַמּוֹ יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּשָּׁלוֹם.

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach (Liberal) מי שברך

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

מי שברך אבותינו.
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו.
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

Debbie Friedman's Mi Shebeirach (Liberal) מי שברך

May the source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say: Amen.

Bless those in need of healing with refuah sh'leimah. The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit. And let us say: Amen.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

מי שברך אבותינו.
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו.
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

D'var Torah

D'var Torah

Concluding Prayers

Magen Avot v'Imahot מגן אבות ואמהות

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our fathers and mothers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, God of Sara, God of Rebecca, God of Leah, and God of Rachel, the great, mighty and revered God, the most High God, Master of heaven and earth.

God’s words were a shield to our ancestors. Our holy God, like which nothing can compare, gives rest to us--God’s people--on this holy Sabbath day, because God took pleasure in us and granted us rest. We will serve Adonai with reverence and awe, and daily and constantly we will give thanks through our blessings. It is to God alone our thanksgivings are due, the Sovereign of peace, who hallows the Sabbath and blesses the seventh day, and in holiness gives rest to a people content with delight, in remembrance of the creation.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohi rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, koneih shamayim va-aretz.

Magein avot v’imahot bidvaro, m'chayeih ha-kol b'ma-amaro, ha-eil hakadosh she-ein kamohu, hameini-ach l'amo b'yom shabat kod'sho, ki vam ratzah l'hani-ach lahem. L'fanav na-avod b'yirah vafachad, v'nodeh lishmo b'chol yom tamid, mei-ein hab'rachot. Eil hahoda-ot, adon hashalom, m'kadeish hashabat um'vareich sh'vii, umeini-ach bikdushah l'am m'dushnei oneg, zeicher l'ma-aseih v'reishit.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, קוֹנֵה שָׁמַֽיִם וָאָֽרֶץ.

. מָגֵן אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת בִּדְבָרוֹ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁאֵין כָּמֽוֹהוּ, הַמֵּנִֽיחַ לְעַמּוֹ בְּיוֹם שַׁבַּת קָדְשׁוֹ, כִּי בָם רָצָה לְהָנִֽיחַ לָהֶם. לְפָנָיו נַעֲבוֹד בְּיִרְאָה וָפַֽחַד, וְנוֹדֶה לִשְׁמוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד, מֵעֵין הַבְּרָכוֹת. אֵל הַהוֹדָאוֹת, אֲדוֹן הַשָּׁלוֹם, מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת וּמְבָרֵךְ שְׁבִיעִי, וּמֵנִֽיחַ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה לְעַם מְדֻשְּׁנֵי עֹֽנֶג, זֵֽכֶר לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית.

Magen Avot v'Imahot מגן אבות ואמהות

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our fathers and mothers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, God of Sara, God of Rebecca, God of Leah, and God of Rachel, the great, mighty and revered God, the most High God, Master of heaven and earth.

God’s words were a shield to our ancestors. Our holy God, like which nothing can compare, gives rest to us--God’s people--on this holy Sabbath day, because God took pleasure in us and granted us rest. We will serve Adonai with reverence and awe, and daily and constantly we will give thanks through our blessings. It is to God alone our thanksgivings are due, the Sovereign of peace, who hallows the Sabbath and blesses the seventh day, and in holiness gives rest to a people content with delight, in remembrance of the creation.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohi rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, koneih shamayim va-aretz.

Magein avot v’imahot bidvaro, m'chayeih ha-kol b'ma-amaro, ha-eil hakadosh she-ein kamohu, hameini-ach l'amo b'yom shabat kod'sho, ki vam ratzah l'hani-ach lahem. L'fanav na-avod b'yirah vafachad, v'nodeh lishmo b'chol yom tamid, mei-ein hab'rachot. Eil hahoda-ot, adon hashalom, m'kadeish hashabat um'vareich sh'vii, umeini-ach bikdushah l'am m'dushnei oneg, zeicher l'ma-aseih v'reishit.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, קוֹנֵה שָׁמַֽיִם וָאָֽרֶץ.

. מָגֵן אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת בִּדְבָרוֹ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁאֵין כָּמֽוֹהוּ, הַמֵּנִֽיחַ לְעַמּוֹ בְּיוֹם שַׁבַּת קָדְשׁוֹ, כִּי בָם רָצָה לְהָנִֽיחַ לָהֶם. לְפָנָיו נַעֲבוֹד בְּיִרְאָה וָפַֽחַד, וְנוֹדֶה לִשְׁמוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד, מֵעֵין הַבְּרָכוֹת. אֵל הַהוֹדָאוֹת, אֲדוֹן הַשָּׁלוֹם, מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת וּמְבָרֵךְ שְׁבִיעִי, וּמֵנִֽיחַ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה לְעַם מְדֻשְּׁנֵי עֹֽנֶג, זֵֽכֶר לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית.

Mourner's Kaddish קדיש יתום

In some congregations, only those in mourning or observing a yartzheit stand and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, particularly since the Holocaust, some congregations have developed the practice of everyone present reciting the Kaddish on behalf of those who have no one left to say Kaddish for them. Therefore, each individual should stand or sit as is their personal custom.

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and for all eternity.

Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, though God reigns high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in this world; and let us say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

May the one who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mey raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchutei b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya, v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Recited by Community and Chazzan)
יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Take three steps back and bow left, right and forward)
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Mourner's Kaddish קדיש יתום

In some congregations, only those in mourning or observing a yartzheit stand and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, particularly since the Holocaust, some congregations have developed the practice of everyone present reciting the Kaddish on behalf of those who have no one left to say Kaddish for them. Therefore, each individual should stand or sit as is their personal custom.

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and for all eternity.

Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, though God reigns high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in this world; and let us say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

May the one who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mey raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchutei b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya, v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Recited by Community and Chazzan)
יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Take three steps back and bow left, right and forward)
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Concluding Prayers

Magen Avot v'Imahot מגן אבות ואמהות

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our fathers and mothers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, God of Sara, God of Rebecca, God of Leah, and God of Rachel, the great, mighty and revered God, the most High God, Master of heaven and earth.

God’s words were a shield to our ancestors. Our holy God, like which nothing can compare, gives rest to us--God’s people--on this holy Sabbath day, because God took pleasure in us and granted us rest. We will serve Adonai with reverence and awe, and daily and constantly we will give thanks through our blessings. It is to God alone our thanksgivings are due, the Sovereign of peace, who hallows the Sabbath and blesses the seventh day, and in holiness gives rest to a people content with delight, in remembrance of the creation.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohi rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, koneih shamayim va-aretz.

Magein avot v’imahot bidvaro, m'chayeih ha-kol b'ma-amaro, ha-eil hakadosh she-ein kamohu, hameini-ach l'amo b'yom shabat kod'sho, ki vam ratzah l'hani-ach lahem. L'fanav na-avod b'yirah vafachad, v'nodeh lishmo b'chol yom tamid, mei-ein hab'rachot. Eil hahoda-ot, adon hashalom, m'kadeish hashabat um'vareich sh'vii, umeini-ach bikdushah l'am m'dushnei oneg, zeicher l'ma-aseih v'reishit.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, קוֹנֵה שָׁמַֽיִם וָאָֽרֶץ.

. מָגֵן אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת בִּדְבָרוֹ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁאֵין כָּמֽוֹהוּ, הַמֵּנִֽיחַ לְעַמּוֹ בְּיוֹם שַׁבַּת קָדְשׁוֹ, כִּי בָם רָצָה לְהָנִֽיחַ לָהֶם. לְפָנָיו נַעֲבוֹד בְּיִרְאָה וָפַֽחַד, וְנוֹדֶה לִשְׁמוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד, מֵעֵין הַבְּרָכוֹת. אֵל הַהוֹדָאוֹת, אֲדוֹן הַשָּׁלוֹם, מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת וּמְבָרֵךְ שְׁבִיעִי, וּמֵנִֽיחַ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה לְעַם מְדֻשְּׁנֵי עֹֽנֶג, זֵֽכֶר לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית.

Magen Avot v'Imahot מגן אבות ואמהות

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our fathers and mothers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, God of Sara, God of Rebecca, God of Leah, and God of Rachel, the great, mighty and revered God, the most High God, Master of heaven and earth.

God’s words were a shield to our ancestors. Our holy God, like which nothing can compare, gives rest to us--God’s people--on this holy Sabbath day, because God took pleasure in us and granted us rest. We will serve Adonai with reverence and awe, and daily and constantly we will give thanks through our blessings. It is to God alone our thanksgivings are due, the Sovereign of peace, who hallows the Sabbath and blesses the seventh day, and in holiness gives rest to a people content with delight, in remembrance of the creation.

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohi rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, koneih shamayim va-aretz.

Magein avot v’imahot bidvaro, m'chayeih ha-kol b'ma-amaro, ha-eil hakadosh she-ein kamohu, hameini-ach l'amo b'yom shabat kod'sho, ki vam ratzah l'hani-ach lahem. L'fanav na-avod b'yirah vafachad, v'nodeh lishmo b'chol yom tamid, mei-ein hab'rachot. Eil hahoda-ot, adon hashalom, m'kadeish hashabat um'vareich sh'vii, umeini-ach bikdushah l'am m'dushnei oneg, zeicher l'ma-aseih v'reishit.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ וְאִמּוֹתֵינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, קוֹנֵה שָׁמַֽיִם וָאָֽרֶץ.

. מָגֵן אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת בִּדְבָרוֹ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל בְּמַאֲמָרוֹ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁאֵין כָּמֽוֹהוּ, הַמֵּנִֽיחַ לְעַמּוֹ בְּיוֹם שַׁבַּת קָדְשׁוֹ, כִּי בָם רָצָה לְהָנִֽיחַ לָהֶם. לְפָנָיו נַעֲבוֹד בְּיִרְאָה וָפַֽחַד, וְנוֹדֶה לִשְׁמוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד, מֵעֵין הַבְּרָכוֹת. אֵל הַהוֹדָאוֹת, אֲדוֹן הַשָּׁלוֹם, מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת וּמְבָרֵךְ שְׁבִיעִי, וּמֵנִֽיחַ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה לְעַם מְדֻשְּׁנֵי עֹֽנֶג, זֵֽכֶר לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית.

Mourner's Kaddish קדיש יתום

In some congregations, only those in mourning or observing a yartzheit stand and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, particularly since the Holocaust, some congregations have developed the practice of everyone present reciting the Kaddish on behalf of those who have no one left to say Kaddish for them. Therefore, each individual should stand or sit as is their personal custom.

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and for all eternity.

Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, though God reigns high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in this world; and let us say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

May the one who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mey raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchutei b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya, v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Recited by Community and Chazzan)
יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Take three steps back and bow left, right and forward)
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Mourner's Kaddish קדיש יתום

In some congregations, only those in mourning or observing a yartzheit stand and recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. However, particularly since the Holocaust, some congregations have developed the practice of everyone present reciting the Kaddish on behalf of those who have no one left to say Kaddish for them. Therefore, each individual should stand or sit as is their personal custom.

Magnified and sanctified is God’s great name in the world created according to divine will. May God’s majesty reign during your lifetime and throughout your days, and during the life of all the house of Israel, speedily and soon, and let us say, Amen.

Let God’s great Name be blessed forever and for all eternity.

Blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, though God reigns high above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations, which are uttered in this world; and let us say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

May the one who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel; and let us say, Amen.

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mey raba. B'al'ma di v'ra chiruteih, v'yamlich malchutei b'chayeichon uv'yomeichon uv'chayei d'chol beit yisra-eil, ba-agala uvizman kariv, v'imru amein.

Yitbarach v'yishtabach v'yitpa-ar v'yitromam v'yitnasei v'yithadar v'yitaleh v'yithalal sh'meih d'kudsha b'rich hu, l'eila min kol birchata v'shirata tushb'chata v'nechemata, da-amiran b'al'ma, v'imru amein.

Y'hei sh'lama raba min sh'maya, v'chayim aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

Oseh shalom bimromav, hu ya-aseh shalom aleinu v'al kol yisra-eil, v'imru amein.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא. בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא כִרְעוּתֵהּ, וְיַמְלִיךְ מַלְכוּתֵהּ בְּחַיֵּיכוֹן וּבְיוֹמֵיכוֹן וּבְחַיֵּי דְכָל בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּעֲגָלָא וּבִזְמַן קָרִיב, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Recited by Community and Chazzan)
יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

יִתְבָּרַךְ וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח וְיִתְפָּאַר וְיִתְרוֹמַם וְיִתְנַשֵּׂא וְיִתְהַדָּר וְיִתְעַלֶּה וְיִתְהַלָּל שְׁמֵהּ דְּקֻדְשָׁא בְּרִיךְ הוּא, לְעֵֽלָּא מִן כָּל בִּרְכָתָא וְשִׁירָתָא תֻּשְׁבְּחָתָא וְנֶחֱמָתָא, דַּאֲמִירָן בְּעָלְמָא, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

יְהֵא שְׁלָמָא רַבָּא מִן שְׁמַיָּא, וְחַיִּים עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

(Take three steps back and bow left, right and forward)
עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

Closing Songs

Adon Olam אדון עולם

You are the Eternal God who ruled before the creation. At the time You’re will directly determined what occurred, You were already ruling.

And when all else has failed, You will still reign majestically. You were, You are, You will be in glory.

You are only One. You do not rely upon or compare with any other. You exist without beginning or end. You know power that cannot be seen or experienced elsewhere.

You are my God. You are my Redeemer; my Rock when I am distressed; my confidence; my protection; my aide when I call on You.

I place my soul in Your hands and trust You with it night and day. I also entrust You with my body. When I have Adonai, I shall never fear.

Adon olam asher malach,
b'terem kol yetzir nivrah.
L'eit na'sah b'cheftzo kol,
Azai melech sh'mo nikrah.

V'acharei kichlot hakol,
l'vado yimloch nora.
V'hu hayah, v'hu hoveh,
v'hu yihyeh, b'tifarah.

V'hu echad v'ein sheini,
l'hamshil lo l'hachbirah.
B'li reishit b'li tachlit,
v'lo ha-oz v'hamisrah.

V'hu eili v'chai goali,
v'tzur chevli b'eit tzarah.
V'hu nisi umanos li,
m'nat kosi b'yom ekra.

B'yado afkid ruchi,
b'eir ishan v'a-irah.
V'im ruchi giviyati,
Adonai li v'lo ira.

אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר מָלַךְ, בְּטֶֽרֶם כָּל יְצִיר נִבְרָא. לְעֵת נַעֲשָׂה בְחֶפְצוֹ כֹּל, אֲזַי מֶֽלֶךְ שְׁמוֹ נִקְרָא.

וְאַחֲרֵי כִּכְלוֹת הַכֹּל,
לְבַדּוֹ יִמְלוֹךְ נוֹרָא.
וְהוּא הָיָה, וְהוּא הֹוֶה,
וְהוּא יִהְיֶה, בְּתִפְאָרָה.

וְהוּא אֶחָד וְאֵין שֵׁנִי,
לְהַמְשִׁיל לוֹ לְהַחְבִּֽירָה.
בְּלִי רֵאשִׁית בְּלִי תַכְלִית,
וְלוֹ הָעֹז וְהַמִּשְׂרָה.

וְהוּא אֵלִי וְחַי גֹּאֲלִי,
וְצוּר חֶבְלִי בְּעֵת צָרָה.
וְהוּא נִסִּי וּמָנוֹס לִי,
מְנָת כּוֹסִי בְּיוֹם אֶקְרָא.

בְּיָדוֹ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי,
בְּעֵת אִישַׁן וְאָעִֽירָה.
וְעִם רוּחִי גְּוִיָּתִי,
יְיָ לִי וְלֹא אִירָא.

Adon Olam אדון עולם

You are the Eternal God who ruled before the creation. At the time You’re will directly determined what occurred, You were already ruling.

And when all else has failed, You will still reign majestically. You were, You are, You will be in glory.

You are only One. You do not rely upon or compare with any other. You exist without beginning or end. You know power that cannot be seen or experienced elsewhere.

You are my God. You are my Redeemer; my Rock when I am distressed; my confidence; my protection; my aide when I call on You.

I place my soul in Your hands and trust You with it night and day. I also entrust You with my body. When I have Adonai, I shall never fear.

Adon olam asher malach,
b'terem kol yetzir nivrah.
L'eit na'sah b'cheftzo kol,
Azai melech sh'mo nikrah.

V'acharei kichlot hakol,
l'vado yimloch nora.
V'hu hayah, v'hu hoveh,
v'hu yihyeh, b'tifarah.

V'hu echad v'ein sheini,
l'hamshil lo l'hachbirah.
B'li reishit b'li tachlit,
v'lo ha-oz v'hamisrah.

V'hu eili v'chai goali,
v'tzur chevli b'eit tzarah.
V'hu nisi umanos li,
m'nat kosi b'yom ekra.

B'yado afkid ruchi,
b'eir ishan v'a-irah.
V'im ruchi giviyati,
Adonai li v'lo ira.

אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר מָלַךְ, בְּטֶֽרֶם כָּל יְצִיר נִבְרָא. לְעֵת נַעֲשָׂה בְחֶפְצוֹ כֹּל, אֲזַי מֶֽלֶךְ שְׁמוֹ נִקְרָא.

וְאַחֲרֵי כִּכְלוֹת הַכֹּל,
לְבַדּוֹ יִמְלוֹךְ נוֹרָא.
וְהוּא הָיָה, וְהוּא הֹוֶה,
וְהוּא יִהְיֶה, בְּתִפְאָרָה.

וְהוּא אֶחָד וְאֵין שֵׁנִי,
לְהַמְשִׁיל לוֹ לְהַחְבִּֽירָה.
בְּלִי רֵאשִׁית בְּלִי תַכְלִית,
וְלוֹ הָעֹז וְהַמִּשְׂרָה.

וְהוּא אֵלִי וְחַי גֹּאֲלִי,
וְצוּר חֶבְלִי בְּעֵת צָרָה.
וְהוּא נִסִּי וּמָנוֹס לִי,
מְנָת כּוֹסִי בְּיוֹם אֶקְרָא.

בְּיָדוֹ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי,
בְּעֵת אִישַׁן וְאָעִֽירָה.
וְעִם רוּחִי גְּוִיָּתִי,
יְיָ לִי וְלֹא אִירָא.

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