Siddur Lev Shalem for CBE and Home Prayer
Those of you who have attended Friday night services recently may have had the opportunity to preview one of the copies of the Siddur Lev Shalem that we have been using as on a trial basis. We are very excited to announce that CBE will be adopting this siddur (prayer book), which offers us an enriched prayer experience as community. We will continue to use Lev Shalem on Friday nights, fully integrating the new siddur into Shabbat morning services starting January 6, 2018. The Ritual Committee is working closely with Ita Mandel, Religious School Director, to ensure a successful transition plan for our students.
The Conservative Movement’s Rabbinical Assembly publishes Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals. Like our existing High Holy Day mahzor (prayer book), Siddur Lev Shalem features a four-column format, new translations in contemporary language, commentary providing historical context, and a variety of kavanot (poetry and prose) that will expand and enrich our service. Additionally, Lev Shalem contains considerably more transliteration for those who do not read Hebrew.
How CBE Members & Friends Can Help
In order to acquire our new siddurim, we are seeking the support of our entire community. Members and friends are invited to dedicate one or more of the new siddurim in honor or memory of a loved one or a special event in your life. With your contribution of $36 per siddur, you may select the wording for the dedication plate to be placed in the front of each book. We also encourage you to purchase one through CBE for home reading and prayer at the same discounted $36 per siddur. Please use the downloadable Siddur Lev Shalem order form to dedicate your siddur(im) with a check, or order online. Note if ordering online: check the box "This donation is an acknowledgment," then use the expandable space labelled "Note for Donor/Bulletin Listing" to indicate (1) how many books are to be contributed to CBE and how many are for your family and (2) the wording for your dedication plate(s).