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Shalom and welcome to Temple Israel’s website for all things chanted.
This is primarily a tool for our B’nai Mitzvah students, but of course adults are also welcome!

This entire collection was recorded by Cantor Wendy Shermet during her 18 years at Temple Israel. 

If you have found Cantor's Classroom to be valuable and are so inclined, please consider a donation to one of the following Temple Israel scholarships:

  • The Cantor Shermet Music Fund
  • The Shermet-Burrell Environmental Gap Year Fund

Please note: This site is a work in progress as we are uploading thousands of recorded files. If you don't see what you need, please contact Director of Communications Stefanie Baguian, and we will get your request added to the top of the list.


You will find here many of the B’rachot (blessings) for the Shabbat morning service. Some prayers are read only due to multiple possible musical settings and/or  copyright issues. There are some Shabbat evening blessings as well. Each blessing audio file is accompanied by a translation and transliteration of the prayer to assist you in learning. Click here for the list of prayers to learn for Temple Israel’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah services.

Traditional Blessings (B’rachot)

Chanukah Blessings (B’rachot)

Passover (Pesach)

High Holiday Blessings (B’rachot)

Sukkot Blessings (B’rachot)

Torah Trope  |  Haftarah Trope

Torah & Haftarah

Cantor Wendy Shermet used the trope (cantillation) of Binder/Schleifer learned at Hebrew Union College during her cantorial studies. The entire Torah has been chanted, plus all the Haftarot that go with each parsha (weekly reading); additionally you will find here the Haftarot for the chagim (Torah holidays) and the other special days. Cantor Shermet also chanted the Torah in High Holiday trope for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

How to find your Parsha
First, find and click on the Book of the Torah (Genesis, etc.) from the list below. Then choose your Torah portion from the list of the portions (parshas). Finally, choose which chapter your portion begins in. Opposite each parsha is the Haftarah reading for that day also.



High Holiday Torah



Special Haftarot





Shir haShirim (Song of Songs)  Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chaper 3  |  Chapter 4  |  Chapter 5  |  Chapter 6  |  Chapter 7  |  Chapter 8

Esther  Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3  |  Chapter 4  |  Chapter 5  |  Chapter 6  |  Chapter 7  |  Chapter 8  |  Chapter 9  |  Chapter 10

Ruth  Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3  |  Chapter 4

Eicha Lamentations  Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3  |  Chapter 4  |  Chaper 5


Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784