Mishkan Hanefesh

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The New CCAR Machzor

The CCAR is in the process of creating a new Reform machzor.  We invite you to join us on this journey.  

Download the Order Form today!

Read the Vision Statement and FAQ.


Rabbi Edwin Goldberg • Rabbi Janet Marder • Rabbi Sheldon Marder • Rabbi Leon Morris

Machzor Advisory Group

Rabbi Elaine Zecher, Chair
Rabbi Steven A. Fox, CCAR Chief Executive
Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, CCAR Past President 
Rabbi Rick Block, CCAR Vice-President
Rabbi Don Goor, Chair, Press Council
Cantor Evan Kent, ACC Representative
Rabbi Peter Berg, Membership Liaison
Katherine Schwartz, NATE Representative
Marilynn Yentis, URJ Lay Representative 
Rabbi Rex Perlmeter, Machzor Engagement

Managing Editor

Rabbi Hara E. Person

Machzor Piloting

You and your congregation are invited to help be part of the ongoing study process that will lead to the new CCAR Machzor.

We're thrilled to report that over 300 congregations, as well as several Hillel groups, piloted one or more services from the new MachzorMishkan HaNefesh. Some congregations have used it as material for S’lichot, some used it during Yom Kippur study sessions, and some used it in actual services on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. We are in the process of compiling and studying all the feedback. We are very grateful to all those who are sharing their thoughts with us.

Significant pre-publication discounts are being offered on Mishkan HaNefesh. For order and discount information, see the order form.

For more information about piloting, please write to us at machzor@ccarnet.org.


Presenting Mishkan HaNefesh to your congregation

Many congregations had already started presenting Mishkan HaNefesh to their congregants in different ways: pilot programs, study groups, board meetings, flyers, and posting information on their website.

You can find an example of presenting the new Machzor on the website of Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton, CA.

If you are also presenting the new Machzor on your website, please let us know! Contact us atmachzor@ccarnet.org.

Machzor Resources

For Congregational or Personal Study


Translation Exercise

Preparing for the New Machzor, CCAR Journal, Summer 2013

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A New Machzor: A Mystery No More


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Machzor in the Press

"Mishkan HaNefesh has 'promise,' and several local links" - the Jewish Chronicle, September 30, 2013

"Wave of new holiday prayer books changing the ways to worship" - JTA

"Shofar time is here again" - NJ Jewish Standard

"New Jewish prayer book makes its debut at Rosh Hashana services" - Miami Herald, October 3, 2011

"Scarsdale Reform temple pilots new prayer book" - lohud.com


Questions? Comments? Thoughts to share? Ideas? Please email us at machzor@ccarnet.org