The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "Innovations in the High Holiday Mahzor" with Rabbi Jan C. Kaufman. Kaufman will examine some innovations in Mahzor Lev Shalem for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur published by the Rabbinical Assembly for Conservative synagogues.
A prayer for those who can't fast, a yizkor prayer for an abusive parent, new ending for the traditional Al Het Prayer, an alternative Avinu Malkeinu, a new way to look at the Unetaneh Tokef, and a prayer for brokenness and wholeness during the shofar service when we sound both broken and whole notes.
Lev Shalem, published in 2010 was edited by Rabbi Edward Feld of Northampton, MA Rabbi Kaufman served as the staff person for the mahzor since its inception in 1998 until its publication - for 12 years.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.