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Gabbai Reference Sheet
Gabbai Rishon:
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Parsha:  
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Verses:
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Page (Plaut):
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Page (Hertz):
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Haftorah:  
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Verses:
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Page (Plaut):
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Page (Hertz):
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Aliyah Verses Reader Gabbai Notes
(Va'yazor va'yagain)
1

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Announce parsha and pages;
offer reserved Aliyah

For each aliyah,
if Birkat Hagomel or a
Mi-She-Berach is being said:

After 2nd B'racha:
  call next aliyah;
  cover the Torah.
Birkat Hagomel is recited;
  lead Cong. response.
Mi-She-Berach is recited.
Next aliyah recites 1st B'racha.

Keep Torah covered during interruptions,
e.g. Mi-She-Berachs.
For a bar/bat mitzvah:
Y/Taamod, Y/Taamod - Y/Taamod Habachur/ah bar/bat mitzvah
__ ben/bat __ V' __ maftir/ah hazak/ah

Special considerations:

* Birkat Hahodesh
* Rosh Hodesh
* Hol Hamoed
* Hallel
* Yizkor
* Other:

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* Special readings:

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Make sure maftir/haftorah
readers are aware of special
Shabbat readings in advance.

2

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(Mi Sheberach after calling 3rd aliyah)
3

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Time Service Leader Gabbai Tasks
9:30 Preparation before services Find place in Torah for first aliyah; dress Torah.
Place kippot, tallitot on reading table.

9:45-
10:00
Birkat Hashachar +
P'seukei D'Zimra

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Assign aliyot (save one until start of Torah service).

10:00-
10:30
Shacharit
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(add 15 min.s) (Hallel)
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Hallel is said on Rosh Hodesh and on certain holidays.

10:30-
11:20
Torah service
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Offer last aliyah to the congregation.
Offer Ark opening to a pre-b'nei mitzvah.
  During procession: ensure ark is closed; place kippot, tallitot and Blessings book on table. Call up gabbai sheni.
Gabbai Sheni
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Recite Half-Kaddish before calling Maftir.
Hagbah/Galilah
Haftorah
Lead "Etz Haim He ..."; After, Torah stays (covered) on table.
(Birkat Hahodesh)
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If relevant, announce the new month.

11:20-
11:40
D'var Torah
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Collect aliyah file cards.

11:40-
11:45
Torah service
conclusion
(same as above) Assign Ark closing to a pre-b'nei mitzvah.
Announcements precede Musaf.

11:45-
12:00
Musaf
(+Yizkor)

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Assign someone (or Musaf leader) to say Kaddish on behalf of those for whom there are no mourners to say Kaddish

  Kiddush
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Lead V'Shamru (in Amidah for Shacharit, following Kiddusha).
Kiddush providers lead Hamotzi and Kiddush.
  Make sure aliyah cards, gabbai notebook, etc. are put away in Ark.


Reuben Fisher, 4/1992; revised 1/2015 - based on the Ritual Committee article, "How to be a gabbai for Shir H.adash," by Aaron & RuthSeidman, revised 2013