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Learning Torah Tropes

by Cantor Jack Chomsky

Dear Friend:


One of the most exciting things that you can do in Synagogue is be a leader – lead services, or chant from the Torah or Haftarah portions.  Thanks to the technology available to us today, I have many synagogue skills CDs available for you to raise your voice and raise your sights!  In addition, we have begun to make some of these recordings available through our website.


If you download the two practice sheets and play the lessons below, you’ll be able to learn how to chant from the Torah!  The colors are important – so either follow along on your computer screen, or print them out in color – or send me an e-mail at and I will send you a color copy of the sheets!


One important tip – you won’t learn this by listening.  You’ve got to sing, too!  Good luck – and let us know how we can make this work even better for you.



Cantor Jack Chomsky


Webmaster Note: Cantor Chomsky has put a tremendous amount of time into this project.  If you find it helpful, please consider a donation to the Justine Hackman Cultural Arts Fund as a way of showing your appreciation.


                   Download Practice Sheet

                   Download Tropes Names and Pictures