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A Pluralistic Friday Evening Service by Nancy Finegood

Opening Songs

Eli Eli אלי אלי

אלִי, אלִי, שֶׁלֹּא יִגָּמֵר לְעוֹלָם,
הַחוֹל וְהַיָם, רִשְׁרוּשׁ שֶׁל הַמַּיִם,
בְּרַק הַשָׁמַיִם, תְּפִלַּת הָאָדָם.

Eili, Eili, shelo yigameir l'olam,
hachol v'hayam rishrush shel hamayim,
b'rak hashamyim t'filat ha-adam.

My God, my God, I pray that these things never end: the sand and the sea, the rush of the waters, the crash of the heavens, the prayers of the heart.

Esa Einai אשא עיני

אֶשָׂא עֵינַי אֵל הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבוֹא
עֶזְרִי. עֶזְרי מֵעִם יי עוֹשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ.

Esa einai el haharim me'ayin yavo ezri.
Ezri mei-im Adonai oseh shamayim va-aretz.

I lift my eyes to the hills in search of my help. My help comes from Adonai, creator of heaven and earth.

Hinei Ma Tov הנה מה טוב

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

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

Behold how good and how pleasant it is when brothers sit together.

Im Tirtzu אם תרצו

אִם תִרְצוּ, אֵין זֹו אַגָדָה לְהיוֹת עַם
חָפְשִׁי בְּאַרְצֵינוּ אֶרֶץ צִיוֹן וִירוּשָׁלָיִם.

Im tirtzu, ein zo agada lih-yot am chofshi b'artzeinu b'eretz tziyon virushalayim.

If you will it, it is no dream. To be a free people in our land of Zion and Jerusalem.

Ki Eshm'rah Shabbat כי אשמרה שבת

כי אשמרה שבת אל ישמרני.
אות היא לעולמי עד בינו וביני.

Ki Eshmerah Shabbat, Eil yish’m ’reini., Ot hi l’ol’mei, Ad beino uveini.

If I keep Shabbat, God keeps me. It is a sign forever between God and me.

Dodi Li דודי לי

דודי לי ואני לו, הרעה בשושנים. דודי לי.
מי זאת עלה מן המדבר (2x)
מקטרת מור ולבונה? (2x)
לבבתיני, אחתי כלה. (2x)
עורי צפון ובואי תימן. (2x)

Dodi li va’ani lo haro’eh
Bashoshanim. Dodi li.

Mi zot olah min hamidbar (2x)
Mikuteret mor u’levonah (2x)
Libavtini achoti chalah (2x)
Uri tzafon uvo’i teman (2x)

My beloved is mine and I am his, that feeds among the lilies. Who is that going up from the wilderness burning myrrh and frankincense? You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart. Awaken, north wind, and come, o south wind.

Hava Nashira הבה נשירה

הבה נשירה שיר הללויה.

Hava nashira shir halleluya

Let us sing a song of praise.

Shabbat Candle Lighting

Shabbat Candle Lighting הדלקת נרות שבת

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

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

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

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.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shalom Aleichem שלום עליכם

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:

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.

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.

Lechu Neran'nah Psalm 95 לכו נרננה

לְכוּ נְרַנְּנָה לַייָ, נָרִיעָה לְצוּר יִשְׁעֵנוּ. נְקַדְּמָה פָנָיו בְּתוֹדָה, בִּזְמִרוֹת נָרִיעַ לוֹ.
כִּי אֵל גָּדוֹל יְיָ, וּמֶֽלֶךְ גָּדוֹל עַל כָּל אֱלֹהִים. אֲשֶׁר בְּיָדוֹ מֶחְקְרֵי אָֽרֶץ, וְתוֹעֲפוֹת הָרִים לוֹ. אֲשֶׁר לוֹ הַיָּם וְהוּא עָשָׂהוּ, וְיַבֶּשֶׁת יָָדיו יָצָרוּ.
(Reader) בֹּֽאוּ נִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה וְנִכְרָעָה, נִבְרְכָה לִפְנֵי יְיָ עֹשֵׂנוּ. כִּי הוּא אֱלֹהֵינוּ וַאֲנַחְנוּ עַם מַרְעִיתוֹ וְצֹאן יָדוֹ

Lchu n'ran'nah l’Adonai, nari-ah l'tzur yisheinu. N'kad'mah fanav b'todah, bizmirot nari-a lo.
Ki eil gadol Adonai, umelech gadol al kol elohim. Asher b'yado mechk'rei aretz, v'toafot harim lo. Asher lo hayam v'hu asahu, v'yabeshet yadav yatzaru.
Bou nishtachaveh v'nichra-ah, nivr'chah lifnei Adonai oseinu. Ki hu Eloheinu va-anachnu am marito v'tzon yado.

Come, let us sing to Adonai: let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us greet our God with thanksgiving: let us sing songs of praise for our God.
For Adonai is a great God, and a great Sovereign over all of creation. God fashioned everything from the lowest valleys to the highest mountain peaks, from the ocean to the dry land.
(Reader) O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Adonai our Maker. For Adonai is our God and our Shepherd, and we are God’s people and flock.

Chatzi Kaddish חצי קדיש

Rise for the Hatzi Kaddish and remain standing for Bar’chu.

Reader:

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

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

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.

All:

יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

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

Y'hei sh'meih raba m'varach l'alam ul'al'mei al'maya.

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

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

May the name of the Holy One be blessed, praised and glorified, exalted, extolled and honored, magnified and lauded: yet, we remember that God exists well beyond any the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that we say here on earth; and let us say, Amen.

Sh'ma and Its Blessings

Ma'ariv Aravim מעריב ערבים

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.

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.

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.

Ahavat Olam אהבת עולם

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 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.

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.

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

וַיֹּֽאמֶר יְיָ אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹֽר. דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם, וְעָשׂוּ לָהֶם צִיצִת עַל כַּנְפֵי בִגְדֵיהֶם לְדֹרֹתָם, וְנָתְנוּ עַל צִיצִת הַכָּנָף פְּתִיל תְּכֵֽלֶת. וְהָיָה לָכֶם לְצִיצִת, וּרְאִיתֶם אֹתוֹ וּזְכַרְתֶּם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹת יְיָ, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם, וְלֹא תָתֽוּרוּ אַחֲרֵי לְבַבְכֶם וְאַחֲרֵי עֵינֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם זֹנִים אַחֲרֵיהֶם. * לְמַעַן תִּזְכְּרוּ וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֶת כָּל מִצְוֹתָי, וִהְיִיתֶם קְדֹשִׁים לֵאלֹֽהֵיכֶם. אֲנִי יְיָ אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִי אֶתְכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לִהְיוֹת לָכֶם לֵאלֹהִים, אֲנִי יְיָ אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶם.

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.

And God spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel, and instruct them to make fringes on the corners of their garments. On each fringe should be a blue thread to serve as a reminder. Each time you look upon it, it will bring to mind all the commandments of Adonai your God, so that you will do them without going astray. You shall remember and do all My commandments, and be holy before 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.

Mi Chamochah מי כמכה

מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יְיָ
מִי כָּמֹֽכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּֽדֶשׁ
נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹֽשֵׂה פֶֽלֶא.
מַלְכוּתְךָ רָאוּ בָנֶֽיךָ
בּוֹקֵעַ יָם לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה
זֶה אֵלִי עָנוּ וְאָמְרוּ:
יְיָ יִמְלוֹךְ לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד.
(Reader) וְנֶאֱמַר: כִּי פָדָה יְיָ אֶת יַעֲקֹב
וּגְאָלוֹ מִיַּד חָזָק מִמֶּנּוּ.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ גָּאַל יִשְׂרָאֵל.

Mi chamochah ba-eilim Adonai,
mi kamochah nedar bakodesh,
nora t'hilot, oseih fele.
Malchut'cha rau vanecha,
bokei-a yam lifnei mosheh,
zeh eili anu v'am'ru:
Adonai yimloch l'olam va-ed.
V'ne-emar: ki fadah Adonai et ya-akov
ug'alo miyad chazak mimenu.
Baruch atah Adonai, ga-al yisra-eil.

Who is like You, Adonai, among all the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?
Your children beheld Your sovereign power, as You cleaved the sea before Moses: they exclaimed, this is my god! Adonai shall reign for ever and ever! (Reader) For our God delivered Jacob and redeemed our people from the hand of stronger opponents. Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, who has redeemed Your people Israel.

V'shamru ושמרו

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 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.

The Amidah

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.

אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶֽךָ.

Adonay s'fatai tiftach ufi yagid t'hilatecha.

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

Avot v'Imahot אבות ואמהות

In some communities the first paragraph of the Amidah begins with a bow towards the Torah.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵֽינוּ ואִמּוֹתֲינוּ, אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם, אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק, וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, אֱלֹהֵי שָּׂרָה, אֱלֹהֵי רִבְקָה, אֱלֹהֵי לֵאָה וֵאלֹהֵי רָחֵל, הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל הַגִּבּוֹר וְהַנּוֹרָא, אֵל עֶלְיוֹן, גּוֹמֵל חֲסָדִים טוֹבִים, וְקֹנֵה הַכֹּל, וְזוֹכֵר חַסְדֵי אָבוֹת וְאִמָּהוֹת, וּמֵבִיא גוֹאֵל לִבְנֵי בְנֵיהֶם, לְמַֽעַן שְׁמוֹ בְּאַהֲבָה. מֶֽלֶךְ עוֹזֵר וּמוֹשִֽׁיעַ וּמָגֵן. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, מָגֵן אַבְרָהָם וְעֶזְרַת שָּׂרָה.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu veilohei avoteinu v’imoteinu, elohei avraham, elohei yitzchak, veilohei ya-akov, elohei sara, elohei rivka, elohei leia, veilohei rachel, ha-eil hagadol hagibor v'hanora, eil elyon, gomeil chasadim tovim, v'koneih hakol, v'zocheir chasdei avot v’imahot, umeivi goeil livnei v'neihem, l'ma-an sh'mo b'ahavah. Melech ozeir umoshi-a umagein. Baruch atah Adonai, magein avraham v’ez-rat sara.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God and God of our ancestors: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, (some communities may add): Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel. The great, mighty and revered God, the most high God, who bestows lovingkindness, and is Master over all things; who remembers the pious deeds of the patriarchs (some communities may add): and matriarchs, and in love will redeem us for their sake. O Ruler, Helper, Saviour and Shield. Blessed are You, Adonai the Shield of Abraham and Sarah.

G'vurot גבורות

אַתָּה גִּבּוֹר לְעוֹלָם אֲדֹנָי, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (מֵתִים) אַֽתָּה, רַב לְהוֹשִֽׁיעַ.
:Winterמַשִּׁיב הָרֽוּחַ וּמוֹרִיד הַגֶּֽשֶׁם.
:Summerמַשִּׁיב הָרֽוּחַ וּמוֹרִיד הַטַל.
מְכַלְכֵּל חַיִּים בְּחֶֽסֶד, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (מֵתִים) בְּרַחֲמִים רַבִּים, סוֹמֵךְ נוֹפְלִים, וְרוֹפֵא חוֹלִים, וּמַתִּיר אֲסוּרִים, וּמְקַיֵּם אֱמוּנָתוֹ לִישֵׁנֵי עָפָר, מִי כָמֽוֹךָ בַּֽעַל גְּבוּרוֹת וּמִי דּֽוֹמֶה לָּךְ, מֶֽלֶךְ מֵמִית וּמְחַיֶּה וּמַצְמִֽיחַ יְשׁוּעָה. וְנֶאֱמָן אַתָּה לְהַחֲיוֹת הַכֹּל. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, מְחַיֵּה הַכֹּל (הַמֵּתִים).

אַתָּה קָדוֹשׁ וְשִׁמְךָ קָדוֹשׁ, וּקְדוֹשִׁים בְּכָל יוֹם יְהַלְלֽוּךָ סֶּֽלָה. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, הָאֵל הַקָּדוֹשׁ.

Atah gibor l'olam adonay, m'chayeih hakol (meitim) atah, rav l'hoshi-a.

Winter:Mashiv haruach umorid hageshem.

Summer: Mashiv haruach umorid hatal.
M'chalkeil chayim b'chesed, m'chayeih hakol (meitim) b'rachamim rabim, someich nof'lim, v'rofei cholim, umatir asurim, um'kayeim emunato lisheinei afar, mi chamocha ba-al g'vurot umi domeh lach, melech meimit um'chayeh umatzmi-ach y'shuah. l'hachayot hakol (meitim). Baruch atah Adonai, m'chayeih hakol (ha-meitim).

Atah kadosh v'shimcha kadosh, uk'doshim b'chol yom y'hal'lucha selah. Baruch atah Adonai, ha-eil hakadosh.

You are forever mighty, Adonai; you give life to all (revive the dead).
WINTER -- You cause the wind to shift and rain to fall.
SUMMER -- You rain dew upon us.
You sustain life through love, giving life to all (reviving the dead) through great compassion, supporting the fallen, healing the sick, freeing the captive, keeping faith with those who sleep in the dust. Who is like You, Source of mighty acts? Who resembles You, a Sovereign who takes and gives life, causing deliverance to spring up and faithfully giving life to all (reviving that which is dead)? Blessed are you, Adonai, who gives life to all (who revives the dead).

You are holy and Your name is holy. Holy are those who praise You everyday. Blessed are You, Adonai, the holy God.

אַתָּה קִדַּֽשְׁתָּ אֶת יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי לִשְׁמֶֽךָ, תַּכְלִית מַעֲשֵׂה שָׁמַֽיִם וָאָֽרֶץ, וּבֵרַכְתּוֹ מִכָּל הַיָּמִים, וְקִדַּשְׁתּוֹ מִכָּל הַזְּמַנִּים, וְכֵן כָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתֶֽךָ:

Atah kidashta et yom hashvii lishmecha, tachlit ma-aseih shamayim va-aretz, uveirachto mikol hayamim, v'kidashto mikol haz'manim, v'chein katuv b'toratecha:

You hallowed the seventh day to honor Your Name by making it the pinnacle of the creation of heaven and earth. You blessed it above all the days and set it apart from all seasons. Thus it is written in Your Torah:

Shalom Rav שלום רב

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 al Yisrael amcha tasim l'olam, ki ata hu Melech Adon l'chol hashalom. V'tov b'einecha l'vareich at amcha Yisrael b'chol eit uv'chol sha'ah bish'lomecha. Baruch ata Adonai, hamevareich et amo Yisrael bashalom.

Grant abundant peace to Israel your people forever, for you are the Sovereign God of all peace. May it be pleasing to you to bless your people Israel in every season and moment with your peace. Blessed are you, Adonai, who blesses your people Israel with peace.

Debbie Friedman's Mi Sheberach מי שברך

THE SERVICE LEADER ASKS FOR NAMES OF THOSE IN NEED OF HEALING TO BE MENTIONED OUT LOUD BEFORE SINGING THE MI SHEBEIRACH:

מי שברך אבותינו
מקור הברכה לאמותינו.

מי שברך אמותינו
מקור הברכה לאבותינו.

Mi shebeirach avoteinu
M'kor habracha l'imoteinu

Mi shebeirach imoteinu
M'kor habracha l'avoteinu

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.

D'var Torah

D'var Torah דבר תורה

D’var Torah (sermon) on a theme from the weekly Torah portion, or some other reading or presentation on the theme of your service.

Concluding Prayers

Vayechulu Hashamyim ויכלו השמים

וַיְכֻלּוּ הַשָּׁמַֽיִם וְהָאָֽרֶץ וְכָל צְבָאָם. וַיְכַל אֱלֹהִים בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי מְלַאכְתּוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה, וַיִּשְׁבֹּת בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה. וַיְבָֽרֶךְ אֱלֹהִים אֶת יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אֹתוֹ, כִּי בוֹ שָׁבַת מִכָּל מְלַאכְתּוֹ, אֲשֶר בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים לַעֲשׂוֹת.

Vay'chulu hashamayim v'ha-aretz v'chol tz'va-am. Vay'chal elohim bayom hashvii m'lachto asher asah, vayishbot bayom hashvii, mikol m'lachto asher asah. Vay'varech elohim et yom hashvii vay'kadeish oto, ki vo shavat mikol m'lachto, asher bara elohim la-asot.

And the Heaven and the Earth were finished and all their host. And on the seventh day God finished working and rested from all the work which had been made. And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it through rest from all the work which God had created and made.

Magen Avot v'Imahot מגן אבות ואמהות

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.

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.

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 Sarah, 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.

. 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.

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.

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.

Aleinu עלינו

עָלֵֽינוּ לְשַׁבֵּֽחַ לַאֲדוֹן הַכֹּל, לָתֵת גְּדֻלָּה לְיוֹצֵר בְּרֵאשִׁית, שֶׁלֹּא עָשָֽׂנוּ כְּגוֹיֵי הָאֲרָצוֹת, וְלֹא שָׂמָֽנוּ כְּמִשְׁפְּחוֹת הָאֲדָמָה, שֶׁלֹא שָׂם חֶלְקֵֽנוּ כָּהֶם, וְגֹרָלֵֽנוּ כְּכָל הֲמוֹנָם, (Bend knees and bow forward) וַאֲנַֽחְנוּ כּוֹרְעִים וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוִים וּמוֹדִים(straighten up), לִפְנֵי מֶֽלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁהוּא נוֹטֶה שָׁמַֽיִם וְיֹסֵד אָֽרֶץ, וּמוֹשַׁב יְקָרוֹ בַּשָּׁמַֽיִם מִמַּֽעַל, וּשְׁכִינַת עֻזּוֹ בְּגָבְהֵי מְרוֹמִים, הוּא אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ אֵין עוֹד. אֱמֶת מַלְכֵּֽנוּ, אֶֽפֶס זוּלָתוֹ, כַּכָּתוּב בְּתוֹרָתוֹ: וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל לְבָבֶֽךָ, כִּי יְיָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים בַּשָּׁמַֽים מִמַּֽעַל, וְעַל הָאָֽרֶץ מִתָּֽחַת, אֵין עוֹד.

וְנֶאֱמַר, וְהָיָה יְיָ לְמֶֽלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָֽרֶץ, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא יִהְיֶה יְיָ אֶחָד, וּשְמוֹ אֶחָד.

Aleinu l'shabei-ach la-adon hakol, lateit g'dulah l'yotzeir b'reishit, shelo asanu k'goyei ha-aratzot, v'lo samanu k'mishp'chot ha-adamah, shelo sam chelkeinu kahem, v'goraleinu k'chol hamonam, (bend knees and bow forward) va-anachnu kor'im umishtachavim umodim, (straighten up) lifnei melech malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch hu. Shehu noteh shamayim v'yoseid aretz, umoshav y'karo bashamayim mima-al, ush'chinat uzo b'gav'hei m'romim, hu Eloheinu ein od. Emet malkeinu, efes zulato, kakatuv b'torato: v'yadata Hayom vahasheivota el l'vavecha, ki Adonai hu ha-elohim bashamam mima-al, v'al ha-aretz mitachat, ein od.

V'ne-emar, v'hayah Adonai l'melech al kol ha-aretz, bayom hahu yihyeh Adonai echad, ush'mo echad.

Ours is the responsibility to praise the God of all, to ascribe to the greatness of the Creator, who has set us apart from the other families of earth, giving us a destiny unique among the nations.
(Bend knees and bow forward) We bend the knee and bow, (straighten up) acknowledging the supreme Sovereign, the Holy One of Blessing.
For you spread out the heavens and establish the earth; Your majestic abode is in the heavens above and Your mighty Presence is in the loftiest of heights. You are our God and there is no one else. In truth, You are our Sovereign without compare, as is written in Your Torah: Know then this day and take it to heart that Adonai is surely God in the heavens above and on the earth below. There is none else.

As it is written in Your Torah, “Adonai shall reign forever and ever.” And it is said, “Adonai shall be ruler over all the Earth: in that day, Adonai shall be One and God’s name shall be One.”

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.

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

Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'meih 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.

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.

Recited by the Community and Chazzan.

יְהֵא שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא מְבָרַךְ לְעָלַם וּלְעָלְמֵי עָלְמַיָּא.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Take three steps back and bow left, right and forward.

עֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו, הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵֽינוּ וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן.

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

Closing Songs

Yigdal יגדל

יִגְדַּל אֱלֹהִים חַי וְיִשְׁתַּבַּח, נִמְצָא, וְאֵין עֵת אֶל מְצִיאוּתוֹ. אֶחָד וְאֵין יָחִיד כְּיִחוּדוֹ, נֶעְלָם, וְגַם אֵין סוֹף לְאַחְדּוּתוֹ.

אֵין לוֹ דְמוּת הַגּוּף וְאֵינוֹ גוּף, לֹא נַעֲרוֹךְ אֵלָיו קְדֻשָּׁתוֹ. קַדְמוֹן לְכָל דָּבָר אֲשָׁר נִבְרָא, רִאשׁוֹן וְאֵין רֵאשִׁית לְרֵאשִׁיתוֹ.

הִנּוֹ אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם לְכָל נוֹצָר, יוֹרֶה גְדֻלָּתוֹ וּמַלְכוּתוֹ.
שֶֽׁפַע נְבוּאָתוֹ נְתָנוֹ,
אֶל אַנְשֵׁי סְגֻלָּתוֹ וְתִפְאַרְתּוֹ.

לֹא קָם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל כְּמֹשֶׁה עוֹד,
נָבִיא וּמַבִּיט אֶת תְּמוּנָתוֹ. תּוֹרַת אֱמֶת נָתַן לְעַמּוֹ אֵל,
עַל יַד נְבִיאוֹ נֶאֱמַן בֵּיתוֹ.

לֹא יַחֲלִיף הָאֵל וְלֹא יָמִיר דָּתוֹ,
לְעוֹלָמִים, לְזוּלָתוֹ.
צוֹפֶה וְיוֹדֵֽעַ סְתָרֵֽינוּ,
מַבִּיט לְסוֹף דָּבָר בְּקַדְמָתוֹ.

גּוֹמֵל לְאִישׁ חֶֽסֶד כְּמִפְעָלוֹ, נוֹתֵן לְרָשָׁע רָע כְּרִשְׁעָתוֹ.

יִשְׁלַח לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין מְשִׁיחֵֽנוּ, לִפְדּוֹת מְחַכֵּי קֵץ יְשׁוּעָתוֹ.

מֵתִים יְחַיֶּה אֵל בְּרֹב חַסְדּוֹ, בָּרוּךְ עֲדֵי עַד שֵׁם תְּהִלָּתוֹ.

Yigdal elohim chai v'yishtabach, nimtza, v'ein eit el m'tziuto. Echad v'ein yachid k'yichudo, nelam, v'gam ein sof l'achduto.

Ein lo d'mut haguf v'eino guf, lo na-aroch eilav k'dushato. Kadmon l'chol davar ashar nivra, rishon v'ein reishit l'reishito.

Hino adon olam l'chol notzar, yoreh g'dulato umalchuto. Shefa n'vuato n'tano, el anshei s'gulato v'tifarto.

Lo kam b'yisra-eil k'mosheh od, navi umabit et t'munato. Torat emet natan l'amo eil, al yad n'vio ne-eman beito.

Lo yachalif ha-eil v'lo yamir dato, l'olamim, l'zulato. Tzofeh v'yodei-a s'tareinu, mabit l'sof davar b'kadmato.

Gomeil l'ish chesed k'mifalo,
notein l'rasha ra k'rishato.

Yishlach l'keitz hayamin m'shicheinu,
lifdot m'chakei keitz yeshuato.

Meitim yechayei el b'rov chasdo,
baruch adei ad shem tehilato.

We praise, exalt, and adore the living God! God was, God is, God will be evermore! God is unique in the unity of One: eternal, inconceivable is God.

No form, or shape even compares with the incorporeal One, blessed God. God was at creation. The Eternal One saw no beginning in heaven, or earth, but instead knows only a timeless existence absent a birth.

No prophet ever yet has filled the place of Moses, who beheld God face to face. Through him (the faithful in God’s house) God gave the law of truth to Israel.

This Judge will not alter, will not change for any other through time’s utmost range. God knows and heeds the secret thoughts of humanity: God saw the end before there even was a beginning. With love and grace does God bless the righteous; God treats the wicked appropriately.

The Messiah will come. God, forever praised, will resurrect the dead.

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