Our Torahs

Our Torahs

Congregation Beth Emeth is privileged to have 6 very special Torahs; you can read about each Torah on its own page, and find photos of the Torahs to practice from as well (these are indexed below for upcoming readings).

Funds to purchase and repair Torahs come from the Torah Fund. With a recent purchase and forthcoming repairs, we are asking for donations to rebuild our fund. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Practice Torah readings -- From an image of the Torah you'll be using

  • To find an upcoming reading, scroll down and click on the link for your date that includes the number of your reading (there are usually 7 readings and a maftir on Shabbat; fewer for other days.) See the note at the bottom of the page to help decode filenames and find your reading on the page.
  • To see Torah Portions with and without vowels (online Tikkun) with audio options, you can use Scrollscraper or the Ort Bible site.
  • To join the Beth Emeth leyning list, contact Susan Dilles.
  • Learning Torah Trope? Here are recordings to help.
  • Practicing way ahead? Go to the webpage for the scroll you will be using
  • NOTE: These photo files are meant to be used on the computer; if you do print them please be sure to bring printouts to the Beth Emeth office or Religious School office for proper disposal in a Geniza.

Upcoming Torah Readings

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Bo

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Beshalach

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Yitro - Bar Mitzvah Sam C.

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Shekalim

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Terumah - Mens Club Shabbat

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Zachor, Sisterhood Shabbat

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Parah

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Ha Hodesh

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – Vayikra – 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Shabbat

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat HaGadol

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9:00 AM – Yom Tov – Pesach Day 1

Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:00 AM – Yom Tov – Pesach Day 2

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat Hol Hamoed Pesah

Sunday, April 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – Hol Hamoed Pesah

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – Yom Tov – Pesach Day 7

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:00 AM – Yom Tov – Pesach Day 8

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – Shabbat  Shemini

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – 9:00am  Shabbat Tazria/Metsora – Rosh Hodesh –  Meira B. Bat Mitzvah

Don't see your date above? If you are practicing ahead and your portion is not indexed here yet, you can find it on one of the sub-pages which contain links to all the photos for each Torah. Make sure to ask the leyning coordinator or your tutor which torah you'll be using.


* Filenames: Once you open the correct photo using the links above, understanding the photo's filename may help you find where your reading starts in the photo.

In the Cerny and Etz Chayim Torahs, filenames indicate the page numbers in the Ktav Tikkun, where you can find verse numbers corresponding to your reading. (Note: in some cases there is a small difference between where the Torah "paginates" vs the Tikkun.)

In our other Torahs, the columns do not correspond well with the pages in the Tikkun. Therefore a naming convention has been used for these photo files, indicating the first and last complete verses included in the photo. This is explained below.

** If more than one file is listed for your reading, check with the Leyning Coordinator to find out which Torah scroll you'll be reading from (sometimes we don't know too far in advance.)