B'reishit Noach Lekh L'kha Vayeira Chayei Sarah Tol'dot Vayeitzei Vayishlach Vayeishev Miketz Vayiggash Vaychi
Sh'mot Vaera Bo B'shallach Yitro Mishpatim T'rumah T'tzavveh Ki Tissa Vayakhel P'kudei Vayakhel-P'kudei
Vayikra Tzav Sh'mini Tazria M'tzora Tazria / M'tzora Aharei Mot K'doshim Aharei Mot / K'doshim Emor B'har B'hukkotai B'har / B'hukkotai
B'midbar Naso B’ha'alot’kha Sh’lah L’kha Korah Hukkat Balak Hukkat / Balak Pinhas Mattot Mas'ei Mattot / Mas'ei
D'varim Va'ethannan Eikev R'eih Shof'tim Ki Teitzei Ki Tavo Vayeilekh Nitzavim Vayeilekh / Nitzavim Ha'azinu V'zot Hab'rakhah

 

At TBS it is our minhag (tradition) to read the Torah on a triennial (3-year) cycle that does not follow the standardized schedule established by the United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Rather, we have a system that was established by our beloved Torah reader, Joe Rubinovitz, who served our congregation for over 20 years as our Ba'al K'riyah (Master Torah Reader).

Here's how it works. We determine the year of our Triennial cycle by matching the USCJ Triennial year cycle. In other words, if the USCJ Triennial is in its 2nd year, then we are, too. Likewise, we keep in sync with the USCJ Triennial Parashah of the Week. When appropriate, we read any special maftir reading, instead of reading the parashah's maftir verses. In general, in order to determine which verses are read for the Shabbat aliyot, we use the following minhag.

Shabbat Aliyah 1 - all Triennial years
Weekday Aliyah 1 for that week's parashah

Shabbat Aliyah 2 - all Triennial years
Weekday Aliyah 2 for that week's parashah

Shabbat Aliyah 3 - all Triennial years
Weekday Aliyah 3 for that week's parashah

Shabbat Aliyot 4-7 - Triennial Year 1
derived from 2nd and 3rd full k'riyah aliyot

Shabbat Aliyot 4-7 - Triennial Year 2
derived from 4th and 5th full k'riyah aliyot

Shabbat Aliyot 4-7 - Triennial Year 3
derived from 6th and 7th full k'riyah aliyot

Maftir - all Triennial years
traditional full k'riyah maftir

To find out the exact breakdown for any parashah, please choose from the menu at the top of this page. Please note that some shorter Torah portions may employ verses from full k'riyah aliyot other than the ones established in the table above.

Any questions about the TBS Triennial Cycle can be directed to Hazzan Scott Sokol.