Additional Worship Resources
Union for Reform Judaism (URJ): Torah Study Resources
- Family Shabbat Table Talk - Parent Page on Shabbat, discussion ideas related to this week's Torah portion, a study of the forty-eight Jewish virtues/values, and more to help parents and children celebrate Shabbat.
- Learn to Chant Torah - URJ Press book, "Art of Torah Cantillation, The - A Step-by-Step Guide to Chanting Torah" by
Cantor Marshall Portnoy and Cantor Josee Wolff.
- 10 Minutes of Torah - sign up to receive weekly or daily emails with Torah study materials.
- Living Torah/Torat Chayim - The weekly online Torah commentary provided by the Union for Reform Judaism.
- iTorah by URJ and NFTY - A new way to learn Judaism, right from your desktop! Each Sunday, receive an e-mail, which will include a piece of Jewish learning, questions (with suggested answers) and practical suggestions.
- iWorship Wisdom - A selection of insightful postings from the URJ's iWorship listserv. The iWorship listserv is a simple E-mail-based subscription group that provides a forum for sharing information and ideas about Reform Jewish worship.
- KESHER Service Templates - Free downloads in several categories: Shabbat, Supplements, and Birkat Hamazon. Both the Shabbat and Birkat Hamazon downloads, require the use of hebrew fonts. Don't have hebrew fonts? No worries, you can download them here too!
- Worship, Music and Religious Living - Resources and materials for Ritual committees, music instruction, adult study and more.
- Jewish Holidays Calendar - dates out for four years.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ): Torah Commentary
- Torah Commentary Moves Ahead - Excitement is building about the WRJ Women's Commentary on Torah! Parashat Pinchas: Legacy of Land, Leadership and Law, a "pilot" or sample of the eventual Commentary has been distributed.
- Spirituality - Resources such as Covenant of the Heart, Covenant of the Soul, Gift of Prayer, and Scripts and Services provide poetry, guidelines and inspiration.
Ritual Well – Ceremonies for Jewish Living
- Planning a Ritual - Resources for creating innovative, contemporary Jewish rituals to connect Jews to a living Judaism and empower all to mark important times in their lives with ritual.
- Holiday Rituals - Rituals and prayers for personal and communal use that can deepen your experience, building bridges to ancient themes and transforming the liturgy we encounter each year.
- Lifecycle Rituals - New ways to celebrate traditional rituals like brit milah, bar mitzvah, and marriage, as well as new rituals for occasions ranging from the naming of a baby girl, to a child's first day of school, to the onset of menstruation, moving into a new home, retiring from work, and menopause.
- Candle Lighting Times - Enter city to find candle lighting times for the upcoming Shabbat.
Cantor's Classroom from Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska
Learn music on your own in the privacy of your own home!!
Visit this site to learn service prayers and blessings. You can download audio files of the cantor singing and pdf files with the words in Hebrew and transliteration.