Visitor Guide

Heska Amuna uses Siddur Eit Ratzon (The Right Time for Prayer) for our Shabbat morning service. It has a four column layout: transliteration, Hebrew text, translation, commentary. This is a brief summary of our service.

Service
Page #
Morning Blessings
9
Birchot HaShachar
9
Songs of Praise (P’sukei d’Zimrah)
19
Nishmat Kol Chai
35
Shochein Ad
39
Morning Service (Shacharit)
42
Bar’chu
42
The Sh’ma
31
Amidah
58-73
Torah Service
75
Blessings for Torah
79
Blessings for Haftarah
84
Rosh Chodesh Announcement (monthly)
87
Ashrei
88
Returning the Torah to the Ark
90
Conclusion of Service (Musaf)
93
Musaf Amidah
93-105
Ein kEiloheinu
107
Aleinu
108
Mourner’s Kaddish
111
Adon Olam
112

Following services, we invite our visitors to join us for conversation and light meal after we recite Kiddush (blessing over wine – sanctification of the Sabbath) and motzi (blessing over bread ) in the Rosen Social Hall.

kippah (Heb.), yarmulke (Yid.)skullcap worn by all men (Jewish or not)
tallitprayer shawl worn by Jewish men and some women
siddurthe prayer book
Birchot Hashacharthe morning blessings, recited before the start of shacharit
P’sukei d’Zimra (lit. verses of song)a group of prayers recited before the start of shacharit
Shacharitthe morning service
Sh’maa basic Jewish prayer
Amidahstanding prayer, the central prayer of every service
Chumashthe book containing the Torah (first five books of the Bible) and Haftarah (section from the Prophets)
Mi shebeirach (lit. may the one who blessed)the blessing for the sick
Musafthe additional service appended to the morning service on Shabbat and holidays
Kaddish (Aramaic, lit. holy)a prayer for sanctifying God’s name
Yahrzeit (lit. time of [one] year)the anniversary of a person’s death
Shabbat shalom (lit. peaceful Sabbath) or Gut Shabbos (Yiddish)traditional Hebrew Sabbath greeting