Torah Service Outline
The Torah service runs from 11:45 to 12:45.
Items in this outline are marked: Priority #1, or #2 or optional. The
leader of the Torah Service should check with the davening coordinator
about how many aliyot are prepared, whether a feminist Haftarah is
prepared, who is doing what and if there are any occasions for special
prayers. In any situation where we have some 'extras' such as the
Blessing for the Month, a Baby Naming, or Hallel, leaving out items
marked "optional" allows us the time we need to make the service flow
smoothly. An asterisk by a page number indicates that the material will
be done on an "average" Shabbat.
*Torah Service Page 1:
Ain Kamocha #2
Vayehi Binsoa/Brucha sheNatna/Ki Mitzion #1
Torah Service Page 2: for weekday festival only
*Torah Service Page 3:
Bei Ana - optional – or-- We Open the Ark (now on the blue
page inserted in the binder)—If the Torah service leader chooses
this reading, it is up to her/im on how to present it (chorally,
successively, solo, etc).
Song for Torah Procession- L'cha/Lach Adonai is traditional - you can
choose something else if you prefer
*Torah Service Page 4: Torah reading & kavanot: will be done by
those assigned by leyning coordinator.
Torah Service Page 5: Blessings on various occasions; not done every
*Torah Service Page 6:
A Prayer for Healing or Healing Circle, #1, text as chosen by leader.
Lifting and Tying the Sefer Torah #1
Torah Service Page 7: Blessing for the New Month
Torah Service Page 8: Haftarah Blessings only if designated for that
Prayer for Peace optional
Torah Service Page 9:
Yehallelu/Hodo Al Eretz #1
Mizmor L'David #2
Eitz Chayim/Hashiveinu #1
Torah Service Page 10:
Opportunity to share good news #2 and
Kaddish D'Rabanan #2 (Al Yisrael paragraph done aloud).
By decision of the CDM , the Torah Service Leader continues with the
CONCLUDING SECTION (unless the Service leader requests someone to
Mourner's Kaddish (P#1 if minyan)
Concluding song - optional