For an Empty Nest
For Milestone Birthdays/Becoming an Elder
For Moving to a New Home:
"Holy One, as we enter the home of our beloved (mother/father) at this moment of transition in his/her life or (in the case of a death,) who has left us to be closer to you, please guide our actions to be in accordance with Jewish tradition as well as in accordance with his/her wishes. Help us to move through his/her home, which so enriched our lives, in a manner that is a tribute to his/her teachings and his/her values. May we perform this poignant duty with reverence and with dignity. May we do so with generosity to others in the family, acknowledging their desire for some of these mementos, and with generosity to others in the community who might benefit from these possessions. Ken yihi ratson—May this be Your will." (adapted from version created by Rabbi Jack Reimer).