Publications and Resources

Whether you are in need of comfort at a difficult time or are caring for someone who is, Mishkan Miami offers a variety of resources and information to assist you. Browse here for downloadable materials such as special meditations and writings about holidays, as well as links to online learning.

To arrange for a private discussion with a chaplain or to obtain additional information, please contact us at MishkanMiami@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8621.

Publications and Resources

Mishkan Miami: A brochure describing the mission of the program as well as a description of the Refuat Ha-Nefesh Fellows. (Download PDF)

Prayers for Jewish Healing: A brief brochure containing prayers for a refuah sheleimah, (a full recovery). Contains both Hebrew and English. (Download PDF)

Refuat Ha-Nefesh: A Collection of Reflections for those Facing Medical Treatments: Short and inspirational essays by rabbis in our community. Includes a section of selected prayers. (Download PDF)

The Seder Night: A Pastoral Guide

Reflection for Brokeness

Shiva.com Learning Center: Answers to your questions about shiva and the Jewish mourning process.

Suggested Prayers upon Visiting a Cemetery 

Healing Notes, Holiday Reflections and Insights

Written by Rabbi Frederick L. Klein, Director of Mishkan Miami

A Brief Meditation for the Blessing on Bread
Meditation for Lighting a Yahrzeit Candle
Meditacion de la Iluminacion de las Velas Espanol
What Is the Meaning of a Blessing
What Is “Jewish Healing”? A Brief Meditation
A Blessing for Rosh Hashanah
A Meditation Before Hearing Shofar
Hayom Harat Olam: Today We Were Created (Reflection for Rosh Hashanah)
A Prayer for Our Country (Delivered to U.S. House of Representatives, 2007)
Reflection for the Sukkah
A Meditation Before the Mitzvah of Lulav
Sukkot: The Festival of Reconciliation
Chag Sameach: Putting the Happy into the Holiday
A Reflection for Lighting Chanukah Menorah
The Menorah: Vanquishing Darkness Through the Power of the Spirit
A Reflection for Tu B’ishvat
Toward the Construction of a Compassionate Society: A Contemporary Message for Purim
The Battle against Amalek: A Battle that Rages On
A Discussion Guide for Passover
A Passover Reflection
In Consideration of the Wicked Son
The Meaning of Matzah: Three Insights
Confronting Loss: A Letter for Yom Hazikaron
Israel at Sixty: A Time for Reflection
A Time to Remember and Rejoice: Yom Ha'atzmaut
Jewish Journeys: Understanding the Journey from Passover to Shavuot, Yom Hashoah to Yom Ha’atzmaut
Our Obligations to G-d: Shavuot
Destruction and Renewal: Tisha B’Av
Prayer During Times of Adversity (a Speech Delivered at Homestead Air Reserve Base for National Day of Prayer)
Oseh Shalom Bimromav — A Prayer for Peace

Bereavement Guides

Winter Guide
Spring Guide
Summer Guide
Autumn Guide

Helpful Websites

Ritual Well - Cermonies for Jewish Living
Rabbi Isaac N. Tranin Bikkur Cholim Coordinating Council
Jewish Sacred Aging
Shiva.com: The Resource for Jewish Mourning
Jewish Advanced Planning

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A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

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Jewish Community Update

Jewish Community Update

With the beginning of a new fiscal year, our newly-elected Greater Miami Jewish Federation leadership officially took office earlier this week on July 1st. We are grateful for the desire of so many individuals to serve our community during this time of great uncertainty, and we especially want to express our deepest gratitude to Jeffrey Scheck, who has completed his two-year term as Chair of the Board.

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