As a community, and as individuals, we keep in our minds and hearts those who are in need of healing and good health. We think of them as we sing Mi Shebeirach together in shul each week during our Shabbat services.
As is our custom now, while we don’t announce names out loud, we do think of our loved ones and friends for whom our prayers and good wishes are so meaningful.
Going forward, we will also have two Mi Shebeirach lists, both of which will be with the Rabbi on the bimah each week as we sing Mi Shebeirach. These efforts are to ensure that the Mi Shebeirach name listings remain current and meaningful.
The first list is the very short-term list for those who have an immediate need/desire for a Mi Shebeirach – for such sudden occurrences as, God forbid, serious injury, serious surgery, a serious diagnosis, serious hospitalization, etc. This list is maintained by the Rabbi, and requests to be on this list are made directly to the Rabbi. The name will be on this list for one week only; if needed, being on this list can be requested to be repeated up to three times, and such requests must be made each week. Beyond this time, if needed, one could ask to have the name put on the non-emergency Mi Shebeirach list.
This second list is the non-emergency Mi Shebeirach list for those who want their names on a list for a longer duration. This list is maintained by Rose (our office administrator), and requests to be on this list are made directly to Rose. One can be on this list for up to two months, after which the name will be automatically removed from the list. To remain on the list for another two-month duration, one must make the request directly to Rose. For longer term, this request may be repeated.
Names may be submitted and put on the lists either in Hebrew (this would be the Hebrew name of the individual plus the mother’s Hebrew name) or in English.