Worship

Aliyah (prayer before and after Torah)

  • Approach the bima when your name is called

  • If the rabbi/gabbai does not already have your Hebrew name, he/she may ask you for it when you approach the bima.

Before the Torah portion is read

  • Touch your Tallis or the Torah belt to the Torah and then touch it to your lips (the person who is leining will point out where to touch the Torah)

  • Chant the first line of the blessing for the Torah
    • Barchu et Adonai Hamvorah

  • The congregation will chant the second line
    • Baruch Adonai Hamvorah L'Olam Vaed

  • Repeat the second line (chanting) out loud
    • Baruch Adonai Hamvorah L'Olam Vaed

  • Chant the remainder of the blessing
    • Baruch ata Adonai. Eloheinu Meleh ha'Olam asher bachar banu mikol ha-a-meem v natan lanu et torahto. Baruch ata Adonai noten haTorah.

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After the Torah portion is read

  • Touch tallis or Torah belt to portion and then to your lips

  • Chant the blessing for after the reading of the Torah
    • Baruch atah Adonai. Eloheinu meleh ha-olam. Asher natan lanu Torat Emet, Vichayei Olam nata B'toheinu. Baruch ata Adonai, notein haTorah.

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