Temple Israel of Great Neck

Where Tradition Meets Change

Hagbah and Gelilah

TIGN is working to increase opportunities for lay participation in our services.  To that end, we want to offer the opportunity of educating our community as to how to perform the mitzvot of lifting (hagbah) and dressing (gelilah) the sifrei torah after the torah readings.  The videos below explain exactly what should be done for both types of sifrei torah we have at Temple Israel.  

A class is also being offered to walk through these processes and provide an opportunity for people to actually practice with each type of sefer Torah on Sunday, April 26 & Thursday, April 30 from7:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  No Hebrew or prior experience needed.  All congregants and family members past Bar/Bat Mitvah age are encouraged to participate.  To join the class, call Brent Greenspan at 456-9865.

Click here for the video on Hagbah & Gelilah: Torah in a Case

Click here for the video on Hagbah & Gelilah: Torah in a Mantle