|Reading from the Torah is a
true privilege and honor for the reader
The Torah reading can be performed by
either male or female members of CBHM
Readings should come from the Torah
portion for the week (see Torah Readings). There are 3 parts
of the reading, Torah, Haftorah, and B'rit Hadasha
Select 1-3 verses for the Torah, Haftorah,
and B'rit Chadasha to read outloud.
If the Torah reader is female, their
hair should be covered, this is out of respect for Adonai, as
observed in scripture where women prophesying or praying should
cover their hair.
The Worship Leader will recite
"When the Ark would Travel" as the Ark is opened.
After the Torah Blessing, read the selected Torah verse(s).
The Worship Leader will recite the
Haftorah Blessing, read the selected Haftorah verse(s).
The Worship Leader will then recite the
B'rit Chadasha Blessing, read the selected B'rit Chadasha verse(s).
A short dissertation of the meaning of
the verses may be made. This dissertation should last no more
than 3-4 minutes.
The Worship Leader will recite the The
Tree of Life (AYTZ
CHAYEEM) and when the Ark rested, the Ark will then be
The reader may then return to their
On the first Shabbat of the month, the
Torah will be walked around the congregation (Torah Walk).
This is done in a figure eight pattern. See Cameron for