As B’Chavanah grows, one of our intentions is to help our community members grow their own Jewish and spiritual library – starting with our Siddur (prayer book), as well as Torah commentaries and other literature.
Our hope and expectation of B’Chavanah members is that they will provide their own books – in addition to helping them to build their spiritual lives, this helps to reduce the cost of operating our community. Additionally, this helps us to welcome guests by using our limited supply of books for them.
Siddur (prayer book):
Our Siddur is: Mishkan T’filah: A Reform Siddur (transliterated)
This book is available from a number of resources. From the publisher and Rosenblum’s the cost is currently $36.00. Amazon is MUCH higher.
CCAR (Publisher): http://www.ccarpress.org/cgi-bin/pressdisp.pl?list=31037
Rosenblum’s (Skokie): http://www.alljudaica.com/Mishkan-T-Filah-A-Reform-Siddur-p/9674.htm
Chumashim for Torah Study:
A number of books are recommended – choose as fits your desire and budget:
- Etz Hayim: Torah & Commentary (Conservative)
- Hardcover/large: $58 – http://www.amazon.com/Etz-Hayim-Commentary-David-Lieber/dp/0827607121/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320932743&sr=8-1
- Travel size/small: $20.25 – http://www.amazon.com/Etz-Hayim-FL-Travel-Size-Torah-Commentary/dp/0827608047/ref=pd_sim_b_4
- The Torah: A Modern Commentary (Reform) – $63
- The Torah: A Women’s Commentary (Reform) – $46.87
- Commentary on the Torah – $20.45 (Richard Elliot Friedman; paperback)
As you purchase books for your personal use, please consider the donation of an additional copy to B’Chavanah for guest use as our community grows. We need siddurim (prayer books) more than Chumashim (Torah commentaries).