1) It is necessary to call a person to go up to the Torah reading. Some, however, say that it is sufficient to indicate by some sign that the person is to go up, and it is not necessary to call him by name.

2) It is a long-standing custom to call him by his own name and that of his father. A reference to this is the verse, “Behold, I have called by name Betzalel ben Uri....” He should not be called by the general address, “Arise, Kohen,” or the like.

3) When calling a Kohen or a Levi to go up to the Torah, he is called by his own name and that of his father, and the word Kohen or Levi is added.

4) In some Sephardic communities the custom is to refrain from calling him by name. They merely call “Arise Kohen” etc. The shamash approaches the one who is being called up, and informs him that it is he to whom they refer. This is also the custom of several congregations in Yerushalayim.

5) In some congregations the custom is that on Shabbos and festival days, people are called up by name, but on weekdays they are called up by the generic phrase, “Arise Kohen” etc.

6) In some communities the custom is that all are called up by name except the seventh person; he is called up in generic terms, without mentioning his name.

7) When calling up a Jew whose mother is Jewish but whose father is a gentile, he should be called up by his maternal grandfather’s name; they should not use a substitute name for his father’s name.

8) Someone whose father has deserted the Jewish religion, is called up to the Torah by his own name and the name of his paternal grandfather.