For our moments of joy and sorrow, loss, illness and loneliness, our temple must be a place that offers a framework for celebration, comfort and healing.  As a congregation, a community, we can do so much to offer hope, strength and comfort. May we, in our common need and striving gain strength from one another, as we share our joys, lighten each other’s burdens, and pray for the welfare of our community.

Keep Us Informed
Changes in privacy laws now restrict hospital chaplain offices from notifying Temple Israel about congregants who are patients. We want to visit our members. You can help us keep in contact by:

  • Calling Temple Israel prior to a scheduled hospital stay
  • During admissions, inform the hospital staff of your Temple Israel affiliation and give permission for your name to be released to the Temple Israel office
  • If you are unexpectedly admitted to the hospital, ask a family member or friend to call Temple Israel.
  • Call and tell us if someone you know is ill or in the hospital and might be helped by a visit or telephone call.

Hospital Visits
Should you or a loved one experience a stay in the hospital, please let the hospital know that you are Jewish and would welcome a clergy visit or have a family member call the Temple Israel office directly, 402-556-6536. Our clergy make regular hospital visits but they can only see you there if they know you are a patient.

Visit the Blumkin Home
Temple Israel’s caring committee makes weekly visits to our congregants at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home, and we would ask you to schedule a visit, Fridays, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Check the schedule and see if you can help! Our visits are a community effort and you will be joined by an experienced volunteer as we visit 30-35 residents each week.

Make a Donation
If you would like to donate funds, please send a check to Temple Israel Caring Fund or make an online contribution here.

Mi Shebeirach Prayer List 

On Shabbat, the clergy reads the names of those who need a prayer for healing. If you would like to have your name read or that of a loved one, please contact the clergy.

The prayer in English translation
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!

The prayer in Hebrew transliteration
Mi Sheberakh
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,
l’hahalimo/l’hahlimah,
u-l’rap’oto/u-l’rap’otah,
l’hahaziko/l’hazikah,
u-l’hay-oto/u-l’hay-otah.

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!