Torah Readers

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
06/23/2018 (Sat.) Chukkat 

1 - Kohen

Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:1 - 19:17

 
Cantor Aqua

2 - Levi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:18 - 20:6

 
Peter Gross

3 - Shelishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 20:7 - 20:13

 
Andrew Keltz
Andrew Keltz will be reading

4 - Revi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 20:14 - 20:21

 
Alyx Bernstein

5 - Chamishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 20:22 - 21:9

 
Cantor Aqua

6 - Shishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:10 - 21:20

 
Eliana Gross
Eliana Gross will be reading

7 - Shevi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:21 - 22:1

 
Cantor Aqua

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:34 - 22:1

 
Cantor Aqua

Haftarah for Chukkat

Judges 11:1–33

 
Farid Dardashti
06/30/2018 (Sat.) Balak 

1 - Kohen

Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:2 - 22:12

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

2 - Levi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:13 - 22:20

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

3 - Shelishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:21 - 22:38

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

4 - Revi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:39 - 23:12

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

5 - Chamishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 23:13 - 23:26

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

6 - Shishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 23:27 - 24:13

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

7 - Shevi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 24:14 - 25:9

 
Benjamin Levy
Benjamin Levy

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 25:7 - 25:9

 
Geri/Gabriela Parsley

Haftarah for Balak

Micah 5:6-6:8

 
gary salmo
07/07/2018 (Sat.) Pinchas 

1 - Kohen

Bamidbar (Numbers) 25:10 - 26:4

 

2 - Levi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 26:5 - 26:51

 

3 - Shelishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 26:52 - 27:5

 

4 - Revi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 27:6 - 27:23

 

5 - Chamishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:1 - 28:15

 

6 - Shishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:16 - 29:11

 

7 - Shevi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:12 - 30:1

 

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:35 - 30:1

 

Haftarah for Pinchas

Jeremiah 1:1-2:3

 
Merill Resnick
07/14/2018 (Sat.) Mattot-Masei 

1 - Kohen

Bamidbar (Numbers) 30:2 - 31:12

 
Robert Patchen

2 - Levi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 31:13 - 31:54

 
Robert Patchen

3 - Shelishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 32:1 - 32:19

 
Jayne peister

4 - Revi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 32:20 - 33:49

 

5 - Chamishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 33:50 - 34:15

 

6 - Shishi

Bamidbar (Numbers) 34:16 - 35:8

 
Elise Richman

7 - Shevi'i

Bamidbar (Numbers) 35:9 - 36:13

 
Jeffrey A. Lowin

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 36:11 - 36:13

 
norbert wolloch

Haftarah for Mattot-Masei

Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4

 
Norbert Wolloch
07/21/2018 (Sat.) Devarim 

1 - Kohen

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:1 - 1:10

 
Rabbi Katz

2 - Levi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:11 - 1:21

 
Rabbi Katz

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:22 - 1:38

 
Rabbi Katz

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 1:39 - 2:1

 
Rabbi Katz

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 2:2 - 2:30

 
Rabbi Katz

6 - Shishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 2:31 - 3:14

 
Rabbi Katz

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 3:15 - 3:22

 
Rabbi Katz

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 3:20 - 3:22

 
Rabbi Katz

Haftarah for Devarim

Isaiah 1:1-27

 
Alan Legatt
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

 
Gary Salmo

7 - Shevi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:1 - 7:11

 
Gary Salmo

Maftir

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 7:9 - 7:11

 
Gary Salmo

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)

 
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

 

3 - Shelishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:1 - 16:8

 

4 - Revi'i

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:9 - 16:12

 

5 - Chamishi

Devarim (Deuteronomy) 16:13 - 16:17

 

Maftir

Bamidbar (Numbers) 29:35 - 30:1

 

Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret

1 Kin