Temple Beth-El began using Mishkan Hanefesh in 2015, joining other Reform congregations throughout the world who adopted our Reform movement’s new High Holy Day prayer books. As we look forward to returning to in-person worship these upcoming holidays, we will expand our use of Mishkan Hanefesh.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur morning services in the Barshop Auditorium will use Visual T’filah, an innovative digital version of Mishkan Hanefesh using projectors and screens. Hard copy prayer books will also be available for those who prefer to hold a book in their hands.

In the Wulfe Sanctuary, we will continue to use Mishkan Hanefesh for Yom Kippur afternoon, memorial, and concluding services as we have done in recent years. In addition, we will also use it in the sanctuary for both morning services. For our evening services, we will use Gates of Repentance (the historic red prayer book) for our early services and Mishkan Hanefesh for late services.

As we increase our use of Mishkan Hanefesh, a two-book set with separate volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will be purchasing additional copies this summer. With a donation of $72, you can sponsor a set with a personalized bookplate in honor or memory of a loved one. Limited quantities are available for dedication. Bookplates will be affixed prior to Rosh Hashanah for all donations received by August 31. All who dedicate books will be able to be the first to use them. Pickup will be available near the reception desk prior to services.

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