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Refuah Shlema

At all of our Temple's Shabbat and other prayer services, there is a point in the service where we offer prayers of healing and recovery, "Refuah Sheleima", or "Mi Shebeirach", for those whom we'd wish healing of body, mind, or spirit. We give worshippers the opportunity to offer the names of anyone who they'd wish this for. For those who cannot make it to temple in a particular week, we invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by. Their names will be on our "Refuah List" of those who will be included in our communal Mi Shebeirach prayers.

If you would like to add a name for a particular week, please feel welcome to send an email to  Please also always feel welcome to email our president at, should you ever need to contact her personally.

Unless requested otherwise, names will be kept on the Refuah List for 4 weeks at a time, and then removed. So if you would like a name to remain for longer than that, please clearly state the duration. 

Mi Shebeirach Prayer

The Mi Shebeirach prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The pray includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community of others facing illness. Traditionally, the Mi Shebeirach is said in synagogue when the Torah is read. In modern times, the Mi Shebeirach is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.

Mi Shebeirach 
Avoteinu: Avraham, Yitzhak, v'Yaakov,
v'Imoteinu: Sarah, Rivka, Rachel v'Leah,
Hu yivarekh virapei
et haholeh/haholah _____ ben/bat ______
HaKadosh Barukh Hu
yimalei rahamim alav/aleha,
V'yishlah lo/lah bim-hera
r'fuah shlemah,
r'fu-at hanefesh u-r'fu-at hagoof,
b'tokh sh'ar holei Yisrael v’holei yoshvei tevel,
hashta ba'agalah u-vizman kariv,
v'no-mar, Amen!


May the One who blessed our ancestors --
Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah
bless and heal the one who is ill:
__________ son/daughter of _________.
May the Holy Blessed One
overflow with compassion upon him/her,
to restore him/her,
to heal him/her,
to strengthen him/her,
to enliven him/her.
The One will send him/her, speedily,
a complete healing --
healing of the soul and healing of the body 
along with all the ill,
among the people of Israel and all humankind,
soon, speedily, without delay,
and let us all say:  Amen!

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