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Saturday, February 16 • 9:00am - 11:15am
Back to Our Roots: A Reform Service in (Mostly) English with Musical Instruments

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Our sages teach us to pray in a language we understand. The original Reform service was in the vernacular, but over the years it has incorporated more & more Hebrew, even when many congregants do not understand the words they are praying. 

In this service, we will use mainly the English portions of “Mishkan T’Filah,” the Reform prayer book. Torah and Haftarah will also be read in English.  Afterward, there will be time to discuss the experience of a service conducted in English. Seating will be mixed gender, and both men and women will lead. 


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Harold Levine

Harold Levine is a member of Central Synagogue and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and studies Torah, Talmud, Hebrew and the structure of Jewish worship. He is a regular leader of the Morning Minyan at Central Synagogue, has rewritten the siddur (prayer book) for their services, and has worked to make services more welcoming and understandable to new members. He also works to promote Jewish genetic disease screening, working with the Jewish... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 11:15am
Woodbridge & Piscataway ballroom level