Siddur Lending Program

lev-shalem-web-002As we continue our online services during this time when we are not able to meet at our beloved shul, we invite members and regular attendees of Congregation Emanu-El to borrow a siddur for use at home via our lending program for the Siddur Lev Shalem. We hope that this will enhance and increase the comfort level for taking part in the Zoom prayer services offered on Saturday mornings. Also, the Lev Shalem is a wonderful resource for learning and doing additional davening on your own. Prayer books will need to be returned when we recommence services on a regular basis at the synagogue.

If you are interested in borrowing a siddur, or have any questions, feel free to contact Elisheva Gray at or Aaron Severs at

We can then arrange for either pick up from the synagogue or, where needed, delivering the siddur to your home. Stay calm and daven on!

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Celebrating our siddurim – a special kiddush

lev-shalem-web-002Saturday, December 21, 2019 — It’s hard to believe, but this December marks two years that we’ve had our new prayer books. The Lev Shalem (A full heart) offers user-friendly and gender-neutral language. There is also comprehensive commentary – from both modern and more traditional sources.”Printed in 2016, this is a new kind of prayer book and the latest to be released by the Rabbinical Assembly.” Continue reading Celebrating our siddurim – a special kiddush

Adopt a prayer book!

Sim Shalom Adopted

With the arrival of our new prayer books Lev Shalem, our well-loved and well-used Sim Shalom prayer books are available for adoption. Feel free to ask any Ritual Services Committee member for a copy or copies to take home.

Even though we are using a new book for services, the old edition is still a wonderful resource, reference and learning tool. These books are available “for the taking” at shul. If you are taking a book, or a few books, and feel you would like to make a small donation (optional and not required), you may do so through the office.