Welcome! If you have been honored with an aliyah (recitation of blessings before and after a Torah reading), the following are the blessings which are recited. If the service is in the main sanctuary, please come to the Bimah from which the service is being conducted and be seated there during the preceding reading. You will be called to the Torah by your Hebrew name if you are able to furnish it to the reader. Women as well as men are asked to wear a head covering during your aliyah. Men are asked to also wear a tallit. Women are encouraged to wear a tallit if they desire to do so.
Blessings Before the Torah Reading
Barkhu et Adonai ha-m’vorakh.
Barukh Adonai ha-m’vorakh l’olam va-ed.
[The above line is first said by congregation and then is repeated by the reader.]
Praise the Lord, Source of blessing. Praised be the Lord, Source of blessing, throughout all time. Praised are You, Lord our God, King of the universe who has chosen us from among all peoples by giving us your Torah. Praised are You, Lord who gives the Torah.