People in our Beth Jacob community explore a prayer or psalm from the Shabbat morning liturgy and share their learning in our Tefillah Notes. Our goal is to publish a new one each week.

We hope that many people in our community will participate.  If you’re interested or you’re not sure how to participate, e-mail Jonathan Ehrlich and Ann Silver at

Where to begin

Browse our Tefillah Notes Library. You might bring more perspectives to a prayer that already has a Note, or choose a prayer or psalm without a Note.

To prepare a Tefillah Note for the prayer or psalm you chose:

  1. Read the team’s more detailed guidelines on how to prepare a Tefillah Note
  2. Explore resources (in print at shul and online) and identify commentaries that give you insight, or perhaps write your personal notes and reflections
  3. Use our online form to edit and submit your Tefillah Note

When you have questions along the way, send an e-mail to

We look forward to learning with you!



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