Our current High Holy Day Machzor, Gates of Repentance, served Congregation Beth Israel well for more than 30 years. When it was first published in 1978, it represented exciting and progressive liturgical innovation. However, these books no longer serve many members of our congregation largely because they do not include transliteration of several of the sacred prayers.
For this reason we are ready to acquire new prayer books and have them ready for the High Holy Day season. The publisher of our regular Shabbat prayer book, Mishkan T’filah, offers a High Holy Day twin set called Mishkan HaNefesh. Making this update offers CBI members a common prayer book for all of us to enjoy with a multitude of approaches. Through updated translations, rich commentary, and a beautiful selection of poetry, Mishkan HaNefesh provides an environment for those of all backgrounds to find meaning in the High Holy Days.
With your support, we will be able to make this important change in the worship life of our congregation. Please consider donating toward our goal. Your donation will be acknowledged with a book plate either In Honor of or In Memory of your loved ones. (We plan to donate The Gates of Repentance to a congregation(s) who will pay the freight.)