United Hebrew adopts new prayer books for High Holy Days

United Hebrew Congregation has adopted new prayer books for the High Holy Days this year: the “Mishkan HaNefesh” (“sanctuary of the Soul”), the new machzor of the Reform Movement.  It is the first comprehensive update to the liturgy in nearly 40 years, since “Gates of Repentance” was published in 1978. The two-volume set, with individual books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, features inclusive, gender-neutral language and blessings. There is a fully transliterated liturgy so even those who do not read Hebrew are able to participate.  

Congregants will not need to bring their own prayer books to High Holy Day services this year, as United Hebrew has purchased enough books for everyone to use and will store them in house. Those who wish to have a personal set at home may purchase through the congregation’s gift shop, Unique Treasures.

United Hebrew is located at 13788 Conway Road in West St. Louis County.