Torah Service and Concluding Prayers

Prayers for Shabbat

Worship Adonai with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2)

These prayers were recorded live at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL in 5780 / 2019-2020 for the purposes of education for the congregation.

Rabbi Michael Weinberg, guitar and voice
Director of Music Marla Aviva Bentley, voice and conductor
TBI Accompanist Jennifer McCabe, piano
Koleynu: The Temple Beth Israel Adult Choir
Special guests include: Rob Weinberg, guitar and voice, Christopher Mahieu, piano, Philip Seward, piano

Prayer books: Mishkan T’filah for Shabbat, and Mishkan T’filah for Weekdays and Festivals, published by the CCAR.

Primary sources of music include Shireinu and Gates of Song, available for purchase from Transcontinental Music Publishing, or directly from linked composers. Temple Beth Israel is licensed to stream through JLicense: #A-700135.

To stream Shabbat, Holiday and Festival services:

To read my articles on music and prayer, go to the Chai Notes column of the TBI Bulletin.

When we sing, we pray twice.


Seder K’riat HaTorah – The Prayers of the Torah Service
and Concluding Prayers for Shabbat

Page 244 in MT:
Ein Kamocha – Sulzer/Davidson

Av Harachamim – Dunajewski/Davidson

Passing the Torah from generation to generation
L’dor Vador – Meir Finkelstein





S’u Sh’arim – Lewandowski/Davidson

Page 248 in MT:
Baruch Shenatan – Sulzer/Fromm

Sh’ma Yisrael and Echad Eloheinu – Sulzer/Ephros

Gad’lu l’Adonai – chanted

L’cha Adonai – Sulzer/Ephros

Page 249 in MT:
Al Sh’losha D’varim – Tzur

Page 250 in MT:
Blessings before and after the Reading of Torah

Page 253 in MT:
Mi Shebeirach – Debbie Friedman

Page 252 in MT:
V’zot HaTorah – Lewandowski

Page 254 in MT:
Blessings before and after the Haftarah

Page 256 in MT:
Y’hal’lu Et Sheim Adonai

Hodo Al Eretz – Lewandowski

Ki Lekach Tov and Eitz Chayim Hi – Trad./Davidson

Ki Lekach Tov and Eitz Chayim Hi – T. Portnoy/Bernard

Page 259 in MT:
Prayer for the State of Israel

Page 282-286 in MT:
Aleinu – Sulzer

Page 294 in MT:
Mourner’s Kaddish, followed by V’imru Amein – Shur