A favorite in the BJ community, this piyyut (poem) is sung as we arrive at the close of our morning services. The words speak to a sense of confidence in the efficacy of our own prayer, the communal lines asking God directly for what we desire: “Strengthen us, bless us, exalt us today: amen, amen, amen!” Learn here with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, Mira Cohen (Jewish Life Coordinator on the BJ Teen Executive Board), and more.
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld: The Gift of Hayom – This Day in These Challenging Times
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld is the Rabbi Emeritus of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, the Reconstructionist synagogue in Manhattan founded by Mordecai Kaplan. He is the author of A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice and is one of the co-editors of The Jewish Catalog.
Start Hayom (Today) with Mira Cohen and the BJ Teens
Hear Mira Cohen, Jewish Life Coordinator on the BJ Teen Executive Board, share how she is looking into the next year, with a taste of what it’s like being on a trip with the BJ teens.
Nizakher Venikatev: A Reflective Guide for Hayom
Where are your communities seeking strength right now? Where are you able to strengthen them? Have you experienced spiritual nourishment connected to a pursuit of justice? What are your other sources of spiritual sustenance? We invite you to go deeper into the text of this piyut with these questions and more.