Beth El Synagogue Center
Torah Readers

2018 Beth El Synagogue Center: Torah and Haftarah Sign Up

Beth El Synagogue Center encourages our congregants to take an active role in Shabbat morning services.  This includes congregants reading the weekly parasha from the Torah as well as chanting each week's Haftarah.

Please use the list below to sign up to read.  After you sign up, Cantor Aqua will reach out to you to confirm your sign up and to see if you need any assistance.  Please try to sign up at least two weeks in advance of when you wish to read.

Because we read the Torah in synagogue according to the ancient trope (cantillation) from a scroll that does not have vowels or cantillation marks, reading Torah is an acquired and rewarding skill.  The Haftarah also is chanted according to the trope, but is read from a book with both vowels and cantillation marks.   If you are unfamiliar with the cantillation or how to prepare to read the Torah or Haftarah, and would like to learn, Cantor Aqua would love to teach you.  If you already have these skills and need a refresher, he can send you a copy of the text, prepare an audio recording, and meet with you to go over your reading.

There also are many useful resources available online.  The Beverly Hills Chabad offers an online tikkun (Torah text on one side, and text with vowels and cantillation marks on the other side).  Scroll Scraper and Tanach on Demand allow you generate your own tikkun on the fly.  And Chabad offers an interactive text with linked audio.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].   For more information about Beth El Synagogue Center, please visit our website.

Cantor Uri Aqua and Alan Kellman
--  Beth El Torah Reading Initiative

Created by:   Beth El Synagogue Center
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Aliyah
07/28/2018 (Sat.) Vaetchanan 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 3:23 - 4:4

 
Alan Kellman

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:5 - 4:40

 
Alan Kellman

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 4:41 - 4:49

 
Alan Kellman

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 5:1 - 5:18

 
Alan Kellman

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 5:19 - 6:3

 
Alan Kellman

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 6:4 - 6:25

 
Alan Kellman

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:1 - 7:11

 
Alan Kellman

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:9 - 7:11

 
Alan Kellman

Haftarah for Vaetchanan

Isaiah 40:1-26

 
Beth Cohen
08/04/2018 (Sat.) Ekev 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:12 - 8:10

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 8:11 - 9:3

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 9:4 - 9:29

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 10:1 - 10:11

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 10:12 - 11:9

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:10 - 11:21

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:22 - 11:25

 

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:22 - 11:25

 

Haftarah for Ekev

Isaiah 49:14–51:3

 
Herman Steinberg
08/11/2018 (Sat.) Reeh (Rosh Chodesh) 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 11:26 - 12:10

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 12:11 - 12:28

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 12:29 - 13:19

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 14:1 - 14:21

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 14:22 - 14:29

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 15:1 - 15:18

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 15:19 - 16:17

 

Maftir for Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:9 - 28:15

 

Haftarah for Rosh Chodesh

Isaiah 66:1–24 & repeat 66:23

 
08/18/2018 (Sat.) Shoftim 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 - 17:13

 
Steven Kessler

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 17:14 - 17:20

 
Steven Kessler

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:1 - 18:5

 
Steven Kessler

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:6 - 18:13

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 18:14 - 19:13

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 19:14 - 20:9

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 20:10 - 21:9

 

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 21:7 - 21:9

 

Haftarah for Shoftim

Isaiah 51:12–52:12

 
Steven Kessler
08/25/2018 (Sat.) Ki Tetzei 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 21:10 - 21:21

 
David Moster

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 21:22 - 22:7

 
David Moster

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 22:8 - 23:7

 
David Moster

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 23:8 - 23:24

 
David Moster

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 23:25 - 24:4

 
David Moster

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 24:5 - 24:13

 
David Moster

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 24:14 - 25:19

 
David Moster

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 25:17 - 25:19

 
David Moster

Haftarah for Ki Tetzei

Isaiah 54:1–55:5 (note this is longer than the regular Haftarah, because Reeh was skipped for Rosh Chodesh)

 
Farid Dardashti
09/01/2018 (Sat.) Ki Tavo 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 26:1 - 26:11

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 26:12 - 26:15

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 26:16 - 26:19

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 27:1 - 27:10

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 27:11 - 28:6

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 28:7 - 28:69

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:1 - 29:8

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:6 - 29:8

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved

Haftarah for Ki Tavo

Isaiah 60:1–22

 
Bar Mitzvah
Reserved
09/08/2018 (Sat.) Nitzavim 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:9 - 29:11

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:12 - 29:14

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:15 - 29:28

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:1 - 30:6

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:7 - 30:10

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:11 - 30:14

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:15 - 30:20

 

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:15 - 30:20

 

Haftarah for Nitzavim

Isaiah 61:10–63:9

 
09/15/2018 (Sat.) Vayelech - Shabbat Shuvah 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:1 - 31:3

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:4 - 31:6

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:7 - 31:9

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:10 - 31:13

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:14 - 31:19

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:20 - 31:24

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:25 - 31:30

 

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:28 - 31:30

 

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah

Hosea 14:2-10, Joel 2:15-27, Micah 7:18-20

 
09/22/2018 (Sat.) Haazinu 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:1 - 32:6

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:7 - 32:12

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:13 - 32:18

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:19 - 32:28

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:29 - 32:39

 

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:40 - 32:43

 

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:44 - 32:52

 

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 32:48 - 32:52

 

Haftarah for Haazinu

2 Samuel 22:1-51

 
09/24/2018 (Mon.) Sukkot Day 1 

1 - Kohen

Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:26 - 23:3

 
David Lacher

2 - Levi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:4 - 23:14

 
David Lacher

3 - Shelishi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:15 - 23:22

 
David Lacher

4 - Revi'i

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:23 - 23:32

 
David Lacher

5 - Chamishi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:33 - 23:44

 
David Lacher

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:12 - 29:16

 
David Lacher

Haftarah for First Day of Sukkot

Zechariah 14:1–21

 
09/25/2018 (Tue.) Sukkot Day 2 

1 - Kohen

Vayikra (Leviticus) 22:26 - 23:3

 

2 - Levi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:4 - 23:14

 

3 - Shelishi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:15 - 23:22

 

4 - Revi'i

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:23 - 23:32

 

5 - Chamishi

Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:33 - 23:44

 

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:12 - 29:16

 

Haftarah for Second Day of Sukkot

1 Kings 8:2–21

 
09/29/2018 (Sat.) Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot 

1 - Kohen

Shemot (Exodus) 33:12 - 33:16

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

2 - Levi

Shemot (Exodus) 33:17 - 33:19

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

3 - Shelishi

Shemot (Exodus) 33:20 - 33:23

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

4 - Revi'i

Shemot (Exodus) 34:1 - 34:3

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

5 - Chamishi

Shemot (Exodus) 34:4 - 34:10

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

6 - Shishi

Shemot (Exodus) 34:11 - 34:17

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

7 - Shevi'i

Shemot (Exodus) 34:18 - 34:26

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:26 - 29:31

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

Haftarah for Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Ezekiel 38:18–39:16

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved
10/01/2018 (Mon.) Shemini Atzeret 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 14:22 - 15:18

 

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 15:19 - 15:23