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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Torah Reading

A Synagogue Guide

The detailed laws and reasons for the Torah Reading Service in the synagogue.

How to Get Called Up to the Torah
A clear explanation of the Torah Reading service in synagogue, how it works, and getting called up to the Torah for an aliyah.
How to Do the Lifting of the Torah
The conclusion of the public Torah Reading; how and why we lift the Torah; how to do "hagbah."
A synagogue is a place of Jewish worship. In addition to housing a sanctuary for services, synagogues (most notably Chabad centers) serve as the centerpoint of Jewish life.
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