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Misheberach Request Form

Where it says "Enter a Name," above, please enter your name (as the person filling out the form). Also, please disregard the message that says "None, will be Public." That little note, which is automatically generated by our website, is not related to how your or anyone else's name will appear on the Misheberach list—just ignore it.

The Misheberach is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are ill or recovering from illness, surgery, accidents, or other health challenges. The prayer takes its name from the first two words: “mi" and "sheberach,” meaning “the One who blessed.” It asks that the One who blessed our ancestors bring about a complete healing for the person for whom the blessing is said.

At Havurah, we say the Misheberach whenever we read Torah and during our Friday services. The name submitted through this form will be read at all of these times. If you submit your request by Sunday evening, the name will be included in the Misheberach prayer during the coming week. If you submit it later than Sunday, it will be added to the list the following week. To keep the list a manageable length for service leaders, please submit only the names of your relatives and/or Havurah members. All who attend our services will be invited to say the names of people in need of healing, too, so additional names can be included then.

We will keep the name you submit active on our list for one month unless you specify otherwise below. After one month, you may resubmit your request if you wish to add the name to our list again.
 Any names submitted here will only be used as directed through this form.

This Misheberach list is named in honor of Karen Labinger, of blessed memory, a longtime member who lovingly kept a list of names to read whenever the Misheberach was said at Havurah.

This is for informational purposes. Only the name of the person in need of healing will be read aloud during the Misheberach.
We will remove the name on the Monday following the date.
Even if the name isn't added to the Misheberach list, you can request that Rabbi Benjamin, Bikkur Holim, or Lotsa Helping Hands be notified of the person's need for help.
* Rabbi Benjamin provides moral and spiritual support to Havurah members.

** The Bikkur Holim Committee provides spiritual support for Havurah members who are ill or grieving and encourages members to practice bikkur holim, visiting the sick, and the mitzvah of nichum aveylim, comforting the mourner. 

***Through Lotsa Helping Hands, Havurah members can provide tangible support such as visits, meals, or transportation for other Havurah members during stressful times, including illness, accidents, or surgery.
To add another name to the Misheberach list, click on "submit" below, then on "submit another name" when prompted.
Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784