What is a Service of Healing?
A Service of Healing provides a structured time and place of prayer, reflection, meditation and communal connection for those who are coping with illness (and other traumas such as accident and assault), with grief and with loss.
It draws upon traditional Jewish liturgy (e.g., niggunim, blessings, psalms, Torah study, the kaddish) and liturgically non-traditional texts and activities (e.g., poetry, communal sharing, consciousness of the breath and the body). This mix of traditional and non-traditional liturgy and activity connects the participant to historic Jewish tradition while integrating modern modes of expression, attention and communication.
Through such service, one may derive spiritual strength not only from the traditional liturgy, but also from quiet reflection and meditation, and from personals haring and listening.
Our Healing Services are called RE’FA’E’NI, taken from the Hebrew for
“Heal me ,O Lord, and I shall be healed”
RE’FA’E'NI is open to everyone seeking community and comfort
Dates and Time
September 9, 2012 10:45-11:45 AM
November 18, 2012 10:45-11:45 AM
April 21,2013 10:45-11:45 AM
June 2 or 9, 2013 10:45-11:45 AM
*For more information, check out Rabbi Fryer Bodzin’s Shabbat Shuva sermon. You can read it by clicking “Rabbi’s Blog.”