Amidah or "Ha't'fillah"

This section includes the Amidah, whether for weekday, Shabbat or holiday.
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Please put your contributions under the name of the blessing (add any that might yet be on this page - try and keep these in order of the service), quote a source if appropriate, and add your name. As we got this process started, ideas for Avot V'Imahot were uploaded - see the Amidah page of this wiki for a sample format.

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AVOT (V'IMAHOT)
Recite the Avot (Avot V'Imahot) in English or Hebrew, adding in the students names after completing the list of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. For example, “….”God of Leah, God of Rachel, God of Annie, God of Jon, God of ….” Afterwards, ask students how they felt hearing their name listed. What does it mean to be connected into this list of names that connects us to our Jewish past?
[From http://jecchebrewprayer-avotimahot.wikispaces.com/, page 47. Jewish Education Center of Cleveland; uploaded by Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz.]


Keep a focus on the names of the ancestors listed in this blessing. Have students begin by doing some slow breathing. Begin the blessing and say, “breathe in on Elohei” (pause) and “breathe out on Avraham” (pause). Then, “breathe in on Elohei” (pause) and “breathe out on Yitzhak” (pause).
[From http://jecchebrewprayer-avotimahot.wikispaces.com/, page 47. Jewish Education Center of Cleveland; uploaded by Nachama Skolnik Moskowitz]


G'VUROT
When I teach about the G'vurot, I emphasize the quality of heroism. "Atah gibor," you are a hero. What is a hero? Who are your heros? Why? We are praying for the ability to be heroic in our lives whether we are emulating the qualities of others or to identifying our own strengths. The Tfillah itself suggests the qualities of a hero, of course. My favorite one is "um'kayem emunato lisheinei afar." I shy away from the resurrection theme and interpret it literally. A hero is one who has the ability to "cause faith to arise with those who sleep in the dust." A hero is someone with the ability to help others maintain faith even in the midst of the most challenging times.
[Cantor Richard Schwartz]


K'DUSHAH / K'DUSHAT HASHEM

V'SHAMRU

THE MIDDLE BLESSINGS
BINAH
T'SHUVAH
S'LICHAH
G'EULAH
R'FUAH
BIRKAT HASHANIM
HERUT
MISHPAT
AL HARISHAH
TSADIKIM
Y'RUSHALAYIM
Y'SHUAH
SHOME-AH T"FILLAH

AVODAH

HODA'AH

SHALOM