Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Why Do We Pray?

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 am

Tikvat Israel


Why Do We Pray?

Join us for an exploration of prayer in the Jewish tradition, and how we can related to that tradition today.

Ever wonder:

  • Why we recite the prayers we say at Shabbat services and daily minyan?
  • Who we are talking to?
  • Why our discussion is mainly in Hebrew and Aramaic?
  • What other people see in prayer – from fellow members of TI to Judaism’s greatest thinkers.
  • Why come to synagogue to pray together?

We will dedicate four Shabbaot this spring to discussing these questions. Before each Shabbat Rabbi Shull will provide us with Jewish sources on key theme of the prayer experience. We invite you to consider this material during the service and use it to help understand what you are saying, reading and seeing around you.

Services on these weeks will feature a discussion instead of a D’var Torah.

Look for Why Do We Pray? Shabbatot on Mar. 19, April, 16, May 21, and June 18.