Beth El Synagogue Center
Torah Readers

2019 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 EST) Location Aliyah
11/16/2019 (Sat.) Vayera 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 18:1 - 18:14

 
Neil Weiss

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 18:15 - 18:33

 
Cantor Aqua

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 19:1 - 19:20

 
Cantor Aqua

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 19:21 - 21:4

 
Cantor Aqua

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 21:5 - 21:21

 
Neil Weiss

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 21:22 - 21:34

 
Neil Weiss

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 22:1 - 22:24

 
Neil Weiss

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 22:20 - 22:24

 
Bar Mitzvah

Haftarah for Vayera

2 Kings 4:1-37

 
Bar Mitzvah
11/23/2019 (Sat.) Chayei Sarah 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 23:1 - 23:16

 
Alan Kellman

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 23:17 - 24:9

 
Alan Kellman

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 24:10 - 24:26

 
Alan Kellman

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 24:27 - 24:52

 
Jacqueline Spiegel

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 24:53 - 24:67

 
Alan Kellman

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 25:1 - 25:11

 
Jeremy Platek

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 25:12 - 25:18

 
Jeremy Platek

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 25:16 - 25:18

 
Etel Malka

Haftarah for Chayei Sarah

1 Kings 1:1–31

 
Eugene Katz
11/30/2019 (Sat.) Toledot 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 25:19 - 26:5

 

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 26:6 - 26:12

 
Jeffrey A. Lowin

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 26:13 - 26:22

 
Jeffrey A. Lowin

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 26:23 - 26:29

 

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 26:30 - 27:27

 

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 27:28 - 28:4

 

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 28:5 - 28:9

 
Jacob Shechter

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 28:7 - 28:9

 
Jacob Shechter

Haftarah for Toledot

Malachi 1:1-2:7

 
Farid Dardashti
12/07/2019 (Sat.) Vayetze 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 28:10 - 28:22

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 29:1 - 29:17

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 29:18 - 30:13

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 30:14 - 30:27

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 30:28 - 31:16

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 31:17 - 31:42

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 31:43 - 32:3

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 32:1 - 32:3

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved

Haftarah for Vayetze

Hosea 12:13–14:10

 
Bat Mitzvah
Reserved
12/14/2019 (Sat.) Vayishlach 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 32:4 - 32:13

 
Bar Mitzvah

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 32:14 - 32:30

 
Bar Mitzvah

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 32:31 - 33:5

 
Bar Mitzvah

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 33:6 - 33:20

 
Bar Mitzvah

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 34:1 - 35:11

 
Bar Mitzvah

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 35:12 - 36:19

 
Bar Mitzvah

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 36:20 - 36:43

 
Bar Mitzvah

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 36:40 - 36:43

 
Bar Mitzvah

Haftarah for Vayishlach

Obadiah 1:1-21

 
Bar Mitzvah
12/21/2019 (Sat.) Vayeshev 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 37:1 - 37:11

 
Neil Weiss

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 37:12 - 37:22

 
Neil Weiss

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 37:23 - 37:36

 
Neil Weiss

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 38:1 - 38:30

 
Neil Weiss

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 39:1 - 39:6

 
Neil Weiss

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 39:7 - 39:23

 

7 - Shevi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 40:1 - 40:23

 

Maftir

Bereshit (Genesis) 40:20 - 40:23

 

Haftarah for Vayeshev

Amos 2:6–3:8

 
12/28/2019 (Sat.) Mikketz (Rosh Chodesh - Chanukkah) 

1 - Kohen

Bereshit (Genesis) 41:1 - 41:14

 

2 - Levi

Bereshit (Genesis) 41:15 - 41:38

 

3 - Shelishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 41:39 - 41:52

 

4 - Revi'i

Bereshit (Genesis) 41:53 - 42:18

 

5 - Chamishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 42:19 - 43:15

 

6 - Shishi

Bereshit (Genesis) 43:16 - 44:17 (Note this is a combination of the usual shishi and shevi'i)

 

7 - Shevi'i - Special Reading for Rosh Chodesh

Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:9 - 28:15

 

Maftir for Chanukkah

Bamidbar (Numbers) 7:42 - 7:47

 

Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukkah

Zechariah 2:14–4:7

 
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