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Prayer for Meetings


  1. May 2006 Digest 082

    …consider…making your "prayer" a brief d'var Torah…That is the custom I experience in most meetings; at the Synagogue events or at URJ events (including events at HUC-JIR). This let's you look at the parashah for the week and derive some meaning from the parashah for the meeting and the work or about events that are facing the boards.

  2. May 2006 Digest 083

    I, too, am chair of the Ritual Committee and do a d'Var Torah before each of our meetings. I did one as Sisterhood President, also, and believe it is something that is very important to set these meetings apart from a garden club meeting or a Rotary Club meeting, etc. I may be in the minority, but I enjoy researching an appropriate reading or just making use of what has been in my thoughts over the past few days or weeks. If you do not feel comfortable doing this at every meeting, you can ask for volunteers from your committee to do one or assign someone to do a d'Var Torah. The URJ and 10 Minutes of Torah is a great source of information. I also received from our librarian recently a book of readings based on each Torah portion. The name of the book is Living Torah, and it features writings from some distinguished rabbis including Judith Schindler… I did a d'Var Torah at our last meeting that had to do with Mitzvah Day and doing Mitzvot--a great thought no matter what day of the year.


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