Welcome to Or Ami

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Blessing the Children: To bless a boy, a girl, or both.

Place your hands on the child's head and say:

For a boy:

Y'sim-cha Eh-lo-him k'Ephra'im v'chi-M'nasheh.

May God inspire you to live in the tradition of

Ephraim and Menasheh.

For a girl:

Y'si-meich Eh-lo-him k'Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v'Lei-ah.

May God inspire you to live like Sarah,

Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah.

For both boys and girls:

Y'va-reh-ch'cha Adonai v'yish-m'reh-cha.

Ya-eir Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha vi-chu-neh-ka.

Yisa Adonai pa-nav ei-leh-cha v'ya-seim l'cha sha-lom.

May God bless you and keep you.

May God's light shine upon you, and may God be gracious to you.

May you feel God's Presence within you always, and may you find peace.

Sukkot

SukkotDuring Sukkot we enrich our local Jewish community by forming new relationships with other families and strengthening the existing friendships we have with others in our synagogue.  We do this by inviting other Jews to join us in fulfilling the mitzvah (commandment) of building a sukkah (hut)—especially those who, for various reasons, may not otherwise have the opportunity to build their own sukkah.  We reach out to members of our Jewish community who we know well, and who we don’t know as well.  We strengthen relationships within our Jewish community when we join together to decorate the sukkot (huts) of our friends and neighbors, and especially when we share in the bounty of the season in festive meals housed in our sukkot. 

Yahrzeit

You are invited and encouraged to let us know the name and yahrzeit of your beloved ones who have departed from us. We will honor their memory by announcing their name at our synagogue during services. May you be comforted among all the mourners of Israel.

In Jewish tradition, when the year of mourning is over, mourners are expected to return to a fully normal life. There are several occasions each year when our loved ones who have passed on are memorialized. The most significant of these is yahrzeit, the anniversary of the death, which is observed according to the Hebrew calendar. As is the case in all Jewish holy days, yahrzeit observance begins at night. A 24-hour candle is lit and one may attend synagogue to recite the Kaddish [the memorial prayer]. It is traditional to avoid attending any celebrations or parties on the day of yahrzeit, and some people fast on that day.

 

MOURNER'S KADDISH

Yit-ga-dal v'yit-ka-dash sh'mei ra-ba,
b'al-ma di-v'ra chi-ru-tei, v'yam-lich mal-chu-tei
b'chai-yei-chon uv'yo-mei-chon
uv'chai-yei d'chol-beit Yis-ra-eil,
ba-a-ga-la u-viz-man ka-riv,
v'im'ru: Amen.

Y'hei sh'mei ra-ba m'va-rach
l'a-lam ul'al-mei al-ma-ya.

Yit-ba-rach v'yish-ta-bach,
v'yit-pa-ar v'yit-ro-mam v'yit-na-sei,
v'yit-ha-dar v'yit-a-leh v'yit-ha-lal, sh'mei d'ku-d'sha, b'rich hu,
l'ei-la min kol bir-cha-ta v'shi-ra-ta,
tush-b'cha-ta v'ne-che-ma-ta, da-a-mi-ran b'al-ma,
v'im'ru: Amen.

Y'hei sh'la-ma ra-ba min sh'ma-ya,
v'cha-yim, a-lei-nu v'al kol-Yis-ra-eil,
v'im'ru: Amen..

O-seh sha-lom bim-ro-mav,
hu ya-a-seh sha-lom a-lei-nu v'al kol-Yis-ra-eil,
v'im'ru: Amen.

An English Translation 
Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world which He has 
created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during 
your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be 
the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises 
and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

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

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all 
Israel; and say, Amen.

 

May they rest in peace and may their memory ever be for a blessing… At this moment, I pause for thought in memory of my beloved...........................I give thanks for the blessing of life, of companionship and of memory. I am grateful for the strength and faith that sustained me in the hour of my bereavement. Though sorrow lingers, I have learned that love is stronger than death. Though my loved one is beyond my sight, I do not despair for I sense my beloved in my heart as a living presence. ustained by words of faith, comforted by precious memories, we kindle the light in remembrance. “The human spirit is the light of Adonai” (Proverbs 20:27). As this light is pure and clear, so may the blessed memory of the goodness and nobility of character of our dear..............illumine our souls.

Upcoming Events

17Oct
10.17.2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Language
17Oct
10.17.2017 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Earthquake Drill
17Oct
10.17.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Officers Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
Livestream High Holy Day Services
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Watch Services Online

Worship with us from the comfort of your home. Find strength in prayer while in your hospital room or convalescent home. Connect spiritually while away. Services live streamed twice monthly. Our calendar lists times of live streamed services.


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Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!


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Social Justice

Our community is actively involved with social action, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.


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Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.


OurBlog

Rabbi Kipnes' Blog

Our Rabbi explores Jewish spirituality on the journey through life. Delve into refreshing perspectives on Judaism, contemporary issues and Congregation Or Ami. Interactive commentary that lets you read and be part of a discussion.


Newsletter

Or Ami News

Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community this week and this month. 


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Tree of Life, Yahrzeit Memorial and Noah's Ark

Honor and remember your loved ones. Our Tree of Life celebrates simchas (joyous times). Our Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques remember loved ones. Our Noah's Ark honors or remembers beloved pets.

Upcoming Events

17Oct
10.17.2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Language
17Oct
10.17.2017 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Kesher 3.0 Judaica & Hebrew Earthquake Drill
17Oct
10.17.2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Officers Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
17Oct
10.17.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class