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Mi Shebeirach List

One of the central Jewish prayers for those who are ill or recovering from illness or injury is the Mi Shebeirach. The prayer takes its name from two words: “mi” and “shebeirach” meaning, “the One" "who blessed.” It asks that the One who blessed our ancestors bring about a complete healing. On Shabbat and festivals we read the names of our members' relatives and close friends who are seriously ill before singing the prayer.

The version of the prayer we sing most often is by Debbie Friedman, ז׳׳ל:
מי שברך אבותינו מקור הברכה לאימותינו
Mi shebeirach avoteinu, m’kor hab’rachah l’imoteinu
[May the One who blessed our fathers, the source of blessing for our mothers,]
May the Source of strength who blessed the ones before us
Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing
And let us say, Amen.

מי שברך אמותינו מקור הברכה לאבותינו
Mi shebeirach imoteinu, m’kor hab’rachah l’avoteinu
[May the One who blessed our mothers, the source of blessing for our fathers,]
Bless those in need of healing with r'fuah sh'leimah [complete healing]
The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
And let us say, Amen


This is a prayer list for the Am Tikvah community; therefore, only staff and members of the community  may submit names to the Mi Shebeirach list. One does not need to be Jewish to submit a name, nor does the person whose name is submitted need to be Jewish or a member of the Am Tikvah community. However, it is important to remember that any names submitted here will appear and be read at services. We trust that you submit this person’s name with their knowledge and permission, or are confident that they do not mind if their name is disclosed on the congregational Mi Shebeirach list. Placing their name on the Mi Shebeirach list without their knowledge or consent could be a breach of privacy.

You may submit the form for either long-term or short-term blessings. If you want the congregation to pray for someone indefinitely, check “Long Term,” and their name will remain on the Mi Shebeirach list until you or they remove it, or when they pass away. If you check “Short Term,” their name will be automatically removed after four (4) weeks. You are welcome to resubmit their name.

Please fill out the form separately for each person you wish to add or remove from the list.

Submit a Name to the Mi Shebeirach List

Hebrew or English name of the person in need of healing, comfort, or strength. If you submit a Hebrew name, the traditional practice is to give their Hebrew name and their mother’s Hebrew name (e.g. Tal ben/bat/mibeit Sarah), but you may submit the name however is familiar and meaningful to you.)


Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784