The Final Stretch! - Kickstarter Update (9 May 2019)

Dear Friends,

I'm very pleased to share that we are in the final stages of preparing Siddur Masorti for publication. We finished a complete first draft this past December, and have since been working on cosmetic and editorial changes. I'm very glad to share that Isaac Treuherz has come on board as Editor and has been instrumental in bringing Siddur Masorti to its final conclusion. Isaac has been a supporter of Siddur Masorti from the beginning and his help and expertise has been invaluable. 

As of now, we're working on final edits and on configuring the siddur for publishing. This bit is complicated, but we're still anticipating that we can have orders fulfilled this Summer and the siddur on general sale shortly after. Below, I wanted to share a few (draft) pages that help illustrate the (nearly) final product: 


One of the many recent additions has been more information about what a community says versus an individual. Whereas when this project began we only planned for the individual worshipper, there has since developed the possibility of communal use (see below) and we've tried as a result to include more that describes the interactions between the two. This kaddish also helps illustrate the romanisation scheme.

One of the many recent additions has been more information about what a community says versus an individual. Whereas when this project began we only planned for the individual worshipper, there has since developed the possibility of communal use (see below) and we've tried as a result to include more that describes the interactions between the two. This kaddish also helps illustrate the romanisation scheme.


This page, which showcases the early morning blessings, features one of the aspects of our siddur of which I am proudest: the ability to be gender-inclusive while keeping to a traditional text. In our siddur, not only can you find both Modeh (masc.) and Modah (fem.) but also a non-binary formulation (Modet). This follows the scheme developed by Lior Gross and the Nonbinary Hebrew Project.

This page, which showcases the early morning blessings, features one of the aspects of our siddur of which I am proudest: the ability to be gender-inclusive while keeping to a traditional text. In our siddur, not only can you find both Modeh (masc.) and Modah (fem.) but also a non-binary formulation (Modet). This follows the scheme developed by Lior Gross and the Nonbinary Hebrew Project.


This page actually probably won't be in the siddur at all (at least not in this format) but will be among the materials available to be downloaded on our future website. The idea of Siddur Masorti has always been to provide the resources for anyone to create a Sepharadi, egalitarian minyan. That has been accomplished thanks to Isaac and a devoted group of volunteers here in London, who have formed Kolot haKahal, the first Sephardi-Egal minyan in the Western Hemisphere. This page was created from the open-source text of Siddur Masorti to make an aliyah card for the bimah at Kolot haKahal. I'm so excited to have helped inspire and provide the liturgical resources for this amazing new project, and we hope it is the first of many.

This page actually probably won't be in the siddur at all (at least not in this format) but will be among the materials available to be downloaded on our future website. The idea of Siddur Masorti has always been to provide the resources for anyone to create a Sepharadi, egalitarian minyan. That has been accomplished thanks to Isaac and a devoted group of volunteers here in London, who have formed Kolot haKahal, the first Sephardi-Egal minyan in the Western Hemisphere. This page was created from the open-source text of Siddur Masorti to make an aliyah card for the bimah at Kolot haKahal. I'm so excited to have helped inspire and provide the liturgical resources for this amazing new project, and we hope it is the first of many.

Please stay tuned for more updates soon as we approach a final publication date- and as always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions (azmoffet@gmail.com) 

Bivrakha,

Adam, Aharon & Isaac