Prayer Resources

Prayer Resources

Prayer Resources

Welcome to our prayer resource page, a sanctuary of spiritual guidance and inspiration. Here, you’ll find a treasure trove of traditional prayers, blessings, and meditations to enrich your daily spiritual practice. Whether you’re seeking solace in times of trouble, expressing gratitude for life’s blessings, or simply connecting with the divine, our collection offers a pathway to deepen your connection to God and Jewish heritage. From the timeless words of the Siddur to contemporary interpretations and personalized reflections, may this sacred space serve as a source of comfort, strength, and renewal on your journey of faith.

Our Siddurim

Below is a collection of siddurim and mahzorim used by the Sephardi Hebrew Congregation of Cape Town.

Created and published by Isaac Azose

Based on the customs of the Sephardic Jews of Rhodes & Turkey

Siddur Zehut Yosef: Daily and Sabbath Siddur

Daily and Sabbath siddur that specifically follows the tradition of the Jews of Turkey and Rhodes. Meticulously researched and ingeniously designed for ease of use. New and updated standard version with Hebrew & English, 2012 edition.

Mahzor Zihron Rahel: Shalosh Regalim Mahzor

Zihron Rahel covers the three festival holidays: Pesah, Shavuot and Sukkot. Zihron Rahel continues the tradition established by Zehut Yosef of including many Ladino selections of our liturgy, such as: The Berih Shemeh Megilat Rut Ketubbah de la Ley The current edition was published in 2016.

Rosh Ashana Mahzor: Mahzor Tefila LeDavid

Rosh Ashana prayerbook. Rhodes tradition. Hebrew and English.

Mahzor Kol Yaakov: Yom Kippur Mahzor

This Yom Kippur mahzor is based on the Rhodes tradition.

Prayer Book - Daily.

Compiled and Edited by Rabbi Rueben Suiza and Joeseph Fintz z”l – July 1997

Pizmonim Sacred Hymns of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

A free translation into Ladino by the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Rhodes, Rueben Eliahu Israel z’l. Transcribed and Published by MOISE ISRAEL z”l. Click on the image to download the PDF version.

Prayer Book - Funerals

Published by the United Chevra Kadisha of the UOS, and the Sephardi Hebrew Congregation of Cape Town

You can access our Sephardi prayer resources here:

Shabbat & Daily Services


Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah