Haverim yekarim, dear community:

In this beginning of the year 5778, we gather our voices to celebrate our kehilla kedosha and we pray:

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a heart filled with wisdom.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a mind filled with love.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with ears opened to the cry of those who are in need.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with eyes that can appreciate the beauty of Your creation.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year in which diverse voices will be heard.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of understanding and mutual respect.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of spiritual growth.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year of intellectual growth.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year in which we can strengthen our relationship with the land and state of Israel.

Avinu Malkeinu, bless us with a year, 5778, sheltered with peace.

L’shana tova tikateivu b’tehateimu.

Rabbi Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj are the spiritual leaders of Congregation Or Hadash (www.or-hadash.org).