Gabbai Resources

Resources for Gabbaiim

Gabbaiim and Super Gabbaiim perform important functions at Congregation Beth Emeth Torah Services, and "Playbooks" for each of these roles are provided below to help you learn and refresh your Gabbai skills. We've also provided audio files of the chanted phrases used to call different people to the bema for the first aliyah on Shabbat and weekdays. If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a Gabbai or Super Gabbai at Beth Emeth, please contact David Cerny.

Gabbai Playbook (Click here to download pdf)

This manual is designed to assist individuals to perform the function of Gabbai during a Torah service at Congregation Beth Emeth. This handbook addresses Torah Services held on Shabbat (morning and afternoon), Festivals, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur (morning and afternoon), Chanuka and weekdays.

Floor Gabbai Playbook (Click here to download pdf)

This manual is designed to assist individuals to perform the functions of Floor Gabbai (formerly called Super Gabbai), or service floor leader, during a Torah service at Congregation Beth Emeth. This handbook addresses various kinds of Torah Services held on Shabbat (morning and afternoon), Festivals and weekdays. By design it does NOT cover the High Holidays.

Floor Gabbai Signup (Click here to go to the SignUp Genius)

Audio Files of Calling Congregants for the First Aliyah

Below are recordings of how to call the first aliyah for Shabbat and weekday services. Festival and High Holiday morning services are the same as Shabbat. Sunday Rosh Chodesh, Saturday Mincha and Yom Kippur Mincha are the same as weekday services. Various combinations of honorees are covered whether the honoree is a man, woman or a couple. Some honorees like to be called with the Father’s name only while others wish to use the Mother’s name as well. All of these combinations are covered.

Click on the name of the file, which will call up an audio program on a new page or will open your defalult audio player, and then play the audio file you have chosen.  

01: Shabbat calling Kohen using his Father’s name

02: Shabbat calling Bat Kohen using her Father’s name

03: Shabbat calling a couple where the man is a Kohenusing his Father’s name

04: Shabbat calling a couple where the woman is a BatKohen using her Father’s name

05: Shabbat calling Kohen using his Father’s and Mother’s names

06: Shabbat calling Bat Kohen using her Father’s and Mother’s names

07: Shabbat calling a couple where the man is a Kohen using his Father’s< and Mother's names

08: Shabbat calling a couple where the woman is a BatKohen using her Father’s and Mother's names

09: Weekday calling Kohen using his Father’s name

10: Weekday calling Bat Kohen using her Father’s name

11: Weekday calling a couple where the man is a Kohen using his Father’s name

12: Weekday calling a couple where the woman is a BatKohen using her Father’s name

13: Weekday calling Kohen using his Father’s and Mother’s names

14: Weekday calling Bat Kohen using her Father’s and Mother’s names

15: Weekday calling a couple where the man is a Kohen using his Father’s and Mother's names

16: Weekday calling a couple where the woman is a Bat Kohen using her Father’s name

17: Weekday calling Rishon using his Father’s Name

18: Weekday calling a woman as Rishona using her Father’sname

19: Weekday calling a couple for 1st aliyah where neither isKohen using their Father's name

20: Weekday calling Rishon using his Father’s and Mother’s Name

21: Weekday calling a woman as Rishona using her Father’sand Mother’s names

22: Weekday calling a couple for 1st aliyah where neither is Kohen using their Father's and Mother’s names

23: Shabbat calling for Kohen Aliyah when no Kohen present

24: Shabbat calling for Levi Aliyah when no Levi present