Let Us Learn In Order to Do: A Study Program For Worship/Ritual Committees
The advance readings are preparatory material
for each of the program's seventeen sessions. Many of the advance readings are
available here. Some, however, have not been provided and are from books that
must be purchased or obtained separately. For your convenience, we have
provided information links for purchasing the books.
SESSION 1 Prayer? Let's Start by Getting Personal No advance reading
Lawrence A. Hoffman, "The Roots of the Siddur," Keeping Posted 22:6 (March 1977), pp. 78, 17. Reprinted in Journey Through Judaism: The Best of Keeping Posted, Alan D. Bennet, ed. (New York: URJ Press), 1991, pp. 123126.
SESSION 7 Becoming Familiar with the Service: Shabbat Shacharit Worship
SESSION 11 Understanding Worship As a System: Worship Space and the "Players"
Lawrence A. Hoffman, "Mistaking the Code, Mixing Messages, and Managing Change," and "Sacred Space: The Message of Design," The Art of Public Prayer: Not for Clergy Only (Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths Publishing), 1999, pp. 101107 and pp. 201234.