Build a Prayer

If you’ve spent any time with a siddur in the past few years, you’ve probably wondered how you’re supposed to relate to the prayers that were written and organized by rabbis hundreds of years ago. Well now there’s a solution: you can build your own prayer experience on the BBYO website using their new Build a Prayer tool.

Here’s the rub:

Open to the entire Jewish community, Build a Prayer allows users to design a service with Hebrew, English and transliterated text; select prayers based on traditional, pluralistic and custom options, add one’s own pictures, poetry or commentary; and share or print the service for use with their community.

The site also includes videos showing you how to chant prayer you may be unfamiliar with or need a brush up on.
MyJewishLearning has contribute many of the articles in the Resource Center on the site, so we hope you’ll check it out!

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