Recite festival morning service

Recite festival Amidah with appropriate additions for Shavuot (MT 468)

After the Amidah, recite a full Hallel (MT 560). The Hallel on page 560 is the Half Hallel; congregations that would like to recite a full Hallel should add appropriate selections from Psalms 115 and 116.

Before the Torah service, we chant the book of Ruth.

We recite the Torah service for festivals (MT 494). We recite the Thirteen Attributes (MT 496) three times.

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #1 - Traditional

Exodus 19:1-20:23 (P 522, RP 473, WTC 412)

5 Aliyot

Shacharit Torah Reading - Alternative

Exodus 19:1-8 (P 522, RP 473, WTC 412) and 20:1-14 (P 539, RP 477, WTC 412)

Shacharit Torah Reading Scroll #2

Numbers 28:26-28:31(P 1212, RP 1083, WTC 978)

1 Aliyah

Shacharit Torah Reading Notes

The Torah reading for Shavuot contains the reading of the Decalogue (20:2-14). There are two sets of trope for this passage. The Ta'amei Ha'tachton are used for study and divide verses into a more manageable length. The Ta'amei Ha'elyon are used for public reading and give each commandment its own verse. We chant this section of the Torah portion according to the Ta'amei Ha'elyon. For the Ta'amei Ha'Elyon, see RP 476.

Shacharit Haftarah - Traditional

Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12 (RP 1480)

Shacharit Haftarah - Alternative

Isaiah 42:1-12 (P 1673, RP 1478)


Recite festival afternoon service with appropriate additions for Shavuot(MT 442)

Birkat Hamazon

Add Ya'aleh v'Yavo for Shavuot and Harachaman for Yom Tov to Birkat Hamazon.

During Meals

Many have the custom of eating dairy meals on Shavuot