Healing & Nefesh

It is our custom to say a prayer for family and community members who are in need of healing, either physically or emotionally. This prayer is known as the Mi Shebeirach. When we say this prayer as a community, it is customary to say the name of the person you are offering the prayer for aloud so that the whole community can add their blessings. If you would like us to add your name, or the name of someone in the community, please let us know.

We also have a wonderful Nefesh Committee that can arrange for a phone call or visit to anyone in need.

Nefesh Box 091016

Traditional Mi Shebeirach Mi Shebeirach - Debbie Freidman Version

Avoteinu Avraham, Yitzhak, v'Yaakov

v'Imoteinu Sarah, Rivka, Rachel, v'Leah
Hu yivarech et hacholim _________
Hakadosh Barukh hu
yimalei rahamim aleihem
l'hahalimam ul'rap'otam ul'hahazkam
v'yishlah lahem m-herah
r'fuah shleimah min hashamayim
r'fuah hanefesh u-r'fuat haguf
hashta ba'agalah u-vizman kariv.
Vno-mar, Amen

May the One who blessed our ancestors --
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal those who are ill: ___________
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion for their health to be restored,
and their strength to be revived.
May god swiftly send them
a complete renewal of body and spirit,
and let us say: Amen!

Mi Shebeirah Avoteinu, m'kor habrachah l'Imoteinu.

May the Source of strength who blessed the ones before us,
help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing,
and let us say, Amen.

Mi Shebeirach Imoteinu, m'kor habracha laavoteinu.

Bless those in need of healing with r'fuah sh'leimah,
the renewal of body, the nenrewal of spirit,
and let us say, Amen.