What is available for Mishkan Hanefesh digitally?
Where can I find all of the High Holy Day resources in one place?
Where can I find other resources available at this time?
ccarnet.org/member/covid-19-resources/ (for CCAR members only)
Where can I view the recording of the Mishkan HaNefesh Visual T’filah Webinar for clergy?
Who can answer questions not found below about CCAR Press books or Visual T’filah?
Rafael Chaiken, Director of CCAR Press, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please search below before reaching out.
Working with the Visual T’filah Files
• With the “Basic” version, each slide consists of one image. All text boxes and elements on the slides are merged/flattened. Slides and still be removed and inserted. And white boxes can be used onto of slides to add new content/readings, while maintaining the consistent look.
• The “Pro” version contains individual elements and text boxes which can be moved and manipulated. With this version, images can be placed in the background, underneath the text. It’s worth noting that the Hebrew text boxes are images (with transparent backgrounds) to preserve the font and formatting. They can be edited and cropped as images.
• The free 1-year license set is a special version of the “Basic” slides, watermarked for 2020. This is available to communities who have already adopted the print version of Mishkan HaNefesh. You can apply here: https://ccar.co/mhn-vt-license
A collection of curated images can be found here:
Additional royalty-free images can be found:
• images.google.com (“Search Tools” -> “Usage Rights” -> “Labeled for reuse”)
• http://commons.wikimedia.org/ – the wikipedia of images, eclectic collection
• http://unsplash.com – hi-res, royalty free image
• https://www.flickr.com/photos/67981764@N08/albums/ (Reform Congregant)
Some sites where images can be purchased are:
Video demo working with Pro:
• English translations – Garamond
• Transliterations – Calibri
• Hebrew – Shlomo (a CCAR proprietary font, based on David)
• A flipbook is a free online version of the print book. It can be used by service leaders (to share on screen) and/or members of the community to follow along at home. They are only viewed in web browsers and cannot be downloaded. For information on how to use a flipbook, see: https://www.ccarnet.org/publications/how-to-use-flip-books/
• An ebook is a digital version of the print book, many of which are discounted now. They can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=CCAR&i=digital-text. They can be read using the free Kindle reading app on almost every modern device (phone, tablet, computer). Features available include bookmarking, note-taking, and highlighting. They can be used by service leaders (to share on screen) and/or members of the community to follow along at home.
• Visual T’filahTM is the official name for CCAR content (e.g. Mishkan T’filah, Mishkan HaNefesh) available as PowerPoint files. They are designed to be used on screens and can be customized by service leaders to meet the needs of the community.
Visual T’filah Availability
1.) VT Template: This consists of just the text, formatted for the screen. It is intended to be further customized and designed (ie by adding images) by you. It is priced based on congregation size, and can be purchased by contacting email@example.com.
2.) Paper T’filah VT: This includes the beautiful artwork of Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik and can be found here: ccarpress.org/shopping_product_list.asp?catID=3832 These files are available in the “Basic” format only, which allows for limited editability (e.g adding/removing slides, rearranging slides).