Congregation Beth Shalom
of Naperville, IL
Opening the ark for the Barchu
- Approach the ark
- Open doors by pulling them sideways
- Face the ark
- The cantor will chant the first verse, "Barchu et Adonai Hamvorah"
- The congregation chants the second verse "Baruch Adonai Hamvorah L'Olam Vaed."
Bow at "Baruch Adonai" and stand back up at "L'Olam Vaed"
- The cantor will repeat the second line, remain facing the ark
- When the cantor finishes, you may turn around and return to your seat. The rabbi and/or cantor may approach you to shake your hand
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