B’nai Mitzvah Resources

On this page, you will find resources to help with different aspects of the b’nai mitzah service, including melodies for blessings and trope for reading Torah and Haftarah as well as ritual aspects of the service such as performing an aliyah or dressing the Torah.

Blessings

Torah

  • Blessing before the Torah Reading – MP3 / PDF
  • Blessing after the Torah Reading – MP3 / PDF

Haftarah

  • Blessing before the Haftarah Reading – MP3 / PDF
  • Blessing after the Haftarah Reading – MP3 / PDF

Trope

Torah

  • Torah Trope – Part 1 – MP3 / PDF
  • Torah Trope – Part 2 – MP3 / PDF
  • Torah Trope – Part 3 – MP3 / PDF
  • Torah Trope – Part 4 – MP3 / PDF
  • Torah Trope – Part 5 – MP3 / PDF
  • Torah Trope – Part 6 – MP3 / PDF

Haftarah

  • Haftarah Trope – Part 1 – MP3 / PDF
  • Haftarah Trope – Part 2 – MP3 / PDF
  • Haftarah Trope – Part 3 – MP3 / PDF
  • Haftarah Trope – Part 4 – MP3 / PDF
  • Haftarah Trope – Part 5 – MP3 / PDF
  • Haftarah Trope – Part 6 – MP3 / PDF

For additionall help with the Torah and Haftarah blessings ad trope, you can listen below to audio of the blessings and cantillations.

Additional Ritual Resources

How to Perform an Aliyah 

What is an Aliyah? An Aliyah is an honor given to family members or congregants celebrating a type of milestone. The word Aliyah means “to ascend.” This refers to the literal ascension to the Torah, as it is read on a raised platform- Bima.

During an Aliyah, the honoree(s) recite the blessings before and after the Torah reading takes place.

Do I have to know Hebrew? The Aliyah blessings can be performed either in Hebrew or in Transliteration, which is provided in a large, laminated document at the
Torah Reading Table- Shulchan.

How do I practice? Click here to download an instructional PDF where you can read about performing an Aliyah. You can also watch the video below for an overview of how to perform an Aliyah.

 

How to Lift and Dress the Torah