Torah Karaoke


Torah Karaoke is a whole new approach to the weekly Torah reading.  It was created and pioneered by Temple Adas Shalom-Harford Jewish Center, Havre de Grace, Maryland.  Torah Karaoke illustrates and interprets the Torah reading through evocative visual images. B’nai Mitzvah, Sisterhood Shabbat, and High Holiday services have all featured this innovative technique.
The following Torah Karaoke presentations (the “Presentations”) are available for use, including linking to our website, by any educational or religious organization. *

– A brief summary of the history and purpose of Torah Karaoke (Coming Soon)

– How to use Torah Karaoke in your congregation or educational institution (click here)

– Torah Karaoke Presentations:

  1. Genesis
    1. Parashat Beresheet: The creation of the world (Genesis 1:1-31, 2:1-3) (sample)  (photo credits) (download full version)
    2. Parashat Vayera: The expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 21: 1-22) (Coming Soon)
  2. Exodus
    1. Parashat Pekudei: Construction of the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 38:21-31; 39: 1; 40: 34-38) Includes original artwork by a Bat Mitzvah (sample)  (download full version)
  3. Leviticus
    1. Parashat Emor: The six Biblical Holidays: Shabbat, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Leviticus 23: 1-3;5-7;15-17;23-28;39-43) (sample)  (download full version)
  4. Numbers
    1. Parashat Pinchas: The commandment to celebrate a holiday on the first day of the seventh month: Rosh Hashanah (Numbers 21:1-6) (Coming Soon)
  5. Deuteronomy
    1. Parashat Ki Teitze: Laws of ethical behavior (22:1-4; 24: 12-19); Blot out the memory of Amalek (Maftir – 25: 17-19) (Coming Soon)
  6. Holidays
    1. Rosh HaShanah first day:

The expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 21:1-22) (Coming Soon)

The agreement between Abraham and Abimelech (Genesis 21: 23-24) (Coming Soon)

The commandment to celebrate a holiday on the first day of the seventh month: Rosh Hashanah (Maftir – Numbers 21:1-6) (Coming Soon)

 Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged. Please contact us here if you have any questions, suggestions, edits, etc.

* Temple Adas Shalom-Harford Jewish Center, Havre de Grace, Maryland must be credited whenever Presentations are utilized, and any re-sale, licensing or collection of any fee for the Presentation is strictly prohibited. While TAS has no objection to users making modifications to the TAS Presentation to suit their purposes, such users are advised that certain portions of the Presentation contain copyrighted material owned by the original artist(s). Users intending to modify the Presentation for their own purposes, must either remove any copyrighted material such as artwork, videos, photographs or animations or obtain consent to use the material from the holder of the copyright.

* TAS makes no representations to users regarding their right to use the Presentations in their current or modified form, and TAS strongly advises users to consult with an attorney about copyright laws before making any Presentation available to others or incorporating copyrighted images or other copyrighted materials when modifying the Presentations.