Online Adult Jewish learning

Prayers Course Information:

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Prayers Series:
Prayers & Blessings

Reaching up and Beyond

Build a foundation for engaging in prayer by understanding its purpose, components, and structure.


  • Formal and informal prayers
  • Origins and sources of prayer texts
  • The role of communal prayer and the synagogue
  • Considerations when engaging in prayer: attitude, kavanah (focused intent), demeanor, timing (joy, sadness, etc.)
  • Divine responses to prayers: factors in determining G-ds response to our prayers