In light of the many issues facing Klal Yisroel we have an unprecedented opportunity. The question is, what is the best way to truly help every member of the shul actually improve the way he davens and grow together fostering achdus? The first awakening and enthusiasm about tefillah alone will not suffice to achieve an enduring positive change. That is why any one shiur alone cannot do the job properly. In addition to the fire of inspiration, we need to constantly supply the fuel of knowledge and understanding. Therefore, the constant of the 89 day program for 5 minutes each day, is crucial in providing both inspiration and information about tefillah. By being inspired about tefilah, and learning about the meaning of the words in davening, we provide the substance upon which our steady, forward progress and ultimate success depends.
Conclusion: The Tefillah Initiative is about helping, inspiring and educating each individual mispallel, regardless of age or level of knowledge about tefillah. Using multiple materials to help inspire and educate each mispallel, in a reasonable daily time limit, with easy access, all for less than 4.5 cents per day, the unprecedented Tefillah Initiative simply cannot be beat for it's past success, current wealth of inspiration and information and, BE"H, its future results.
Over 140 shuls have participated in the V’Ani Tefillah Foundation’s Nationwide Shul Tefillah Initiative … Here is some of the enthusiastic feedback we have received
Rabbi Shaya Mintz
Director of Programming, St.Louis Kollel(response to community-wide Shabbos launching the effort)
IT WAS AMAZING!!! Everyone loved the lectures. People are now signing up. It was a great success. This is the easiest program to launch I have been involved with, and it involved the whole community. Thanks for all your help!
Director of Learning,
St. Louis Kollel
I have gotten a lot of good feedback, almost all those who did it with a partner completed the sefer and feel they grew from it… A community member said how incredible the experience has been in learning the book with his wife, and how it has made a great impact on their tefillah… He is just the latest to express this sentiment.
Rav of Anshe Emes (Los Angeles, CA)
There is NO QUESTION that all those who participated in the program, including myself, felt a noticeable improvement in their tefillah. Many noted this to me and expressed that they would continue to learn “Praying With Fire” to ensure continued kavannah. You now have many new “witnesses” who would attest to the power and effectiveness of your program.
Rabbi Chaim Marcus
Rav of Cong. Israel of Springfield, NJ
Thanks so much for facilitating this amazing initiative in our shul. We are already out of the initial copies of the book that we ordered, and we hope to order more soon. I know a number of people in the shul who have gone to the local seforim store to pick up a copy because they didn’t want to miss a day.
Cong. Israel of Springfield, NJ
The learning is going great, the participants are very happy with the program...
Rabbi Yoel Zeffren
Asst. Rosh Kollel,
Philadelphia Community Kollel
All the books distributed already! What a great zechus for our dear friend Dr. -----, z”l.
Much continued hatzlacha!
Rabbi Avrohom David
Rosh of Seattle Kollel
Thanks for a wonderful and very inspiring Shabbos. We have received excellent feedback. We hope to have a large group signed up for the Tefillah Initiative.
Rabbi Meir Minster
Rav of Cong. Zichron Eliezer (Cincinnati)
The people who sponsored the (Praying With Fire, vol. 1) learning were so excited about it, they now want to do Praying With Fire, vol. 2 -- and they even want to learn Praying With Fire vol.1 again...possibly next winter.
Cong. Shaaray Tefila (North Miami Beach, FL)
The initiative went well. People said it was a great way to get the family to learn together.
Rabbi S. Yankelewitz
Rav of Phoenix Community Kollel
Thank you for a great program! We are planning a special kiddush as the siyum for the completion of the book.
We are sure the Nationwide Shul Tefillah Initiative will truly bring chizuk in tefillah and achdus to your shul and\or community. Now is the time to launch this successful program in your shul and\or community!