At JewBelong we think of the Shehecheyanu as a catch-all/generic prayer for gratitude which makes it perfect for Thanksgiving. The translation is that we thank God (or spirit or whatever you believe) for giving us life, sustaining us, and allowing us to arrive at this moment. After you recite the Shehecheyanu, it is a nice time to go around the table (or Zoom screen) and ask people to share what they are grateful for.
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, shehecheyanu v’key’manu v’higiyanu lazman hazeh. Amen.
Praised are You, Spirit of the Universe, who keeps us alive, sustains us, and brings us to this moment. Amen.
Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.
Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.
Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.