Lizkor v’Lichvod

Dedicate a Machzor or Remember a Loved One

We honor and remember loved ones through the Lizkor v’Lichvod booklet. This year, you can add a dedication nameplate to a set of our new two-volume Mishkan HaNefesh machzorim with your loved ones’ names. You can also dedicate books in honor of a birth, wedding, graduation, anniversary, birthday, or other simcha (happy occasion) with a meaningful contribution to our congregation, or honor loved ones you are remembering during this time of year. 

Mishkan HaNefesh – Our New High Holy Day Prayerbook 

For many years, Temple Beth El has used Gates of Repentance, the beautiful machzor – or High Holy Day Prayerbook – published in 1978. Temple’s Clergy began to use readings and prayers from the new machzorMishkan HaNefesh, after its publication in 2015. Our use of the machzor accelerated during the pandemic because of the ease of language, slides, and other resources that the new prayerbook provided for our streaming services. As we return to the Temple in 5783/2022, we made the decision to celebrate the New Year with a new machzor. 

We are so excited for Mishkan HaNefesh because it:

  • Is a timely, meaningful liturgy for everyone; those who have been engaged in our community for a long time and those new to Jewish spirituality and practice. 

  • Inspires feelings of awe during moments of solace and contemplation and solidarity through song and worship.

  • Embraces different ideas of God through the rich liturgical voices of the Jewish past and the aspirations of our people today. 

  • Provides a fully transliterated liturgy, making services more accessible to people of all levels of Hebrew skill. 

  • Includes study texts, rich commentary, and essays from leading Jewish thinkers with thoughtful background from our Jewish tradition. 

  • Presents contemporary poetry and alternative readings. 

  • Offers new translations that capture the beauty of the Hebrew.