Are you looking for a resource to learn how to chant the Torah? How about an easy way to learn the Hebrew service? Look no further! Rabbi Israel Vana, a seasoned and knowledgeable Rabbi, has recorded the entire Torah for you to study.
Special services for the congregation who read the tri-annual and any who may read less than the whole Torah reading of the week. If you need a shorter reading, please send me an e-mail and record exactly what you desire and e-mail you the reading or I will post it here on the site. There must not be any person who is not able to have his or her Torah available
Rabbi Vana was born in Israel. At age 5, he started learning to read Hebrew. He was taught by his father, Mori Seadia Vana. May he rest in peace with his mother, Shulamith Vana, and his older brother Rami Vana. At age 15, he went to Mikve Israel, a boarding school where he learned the Ashkenazik nusah. At 18.5, he joined the I.D.F. in 1974, he migrated to the U.S. He spent the next 20 years in San Diego, CA. From 1974 to 1976, he held the position of Torah reader for the San Diego Old Age Home. From 1976 until 1991, he joined Beth Tefilah, a conservative shul. Under the leadership of the great Rabbi Samuel Penner, may he rest in peace, he held the position of Torah reader, bar and bat mitzvah instructor, baal tefillah, and any other required religious positions. During this time, many students learned to chant the Torah readings, ultimately becoming great community assets.
From 1989 through 1992, Mr. Vana studied at Tifeereth Israel Yeshivah, an orthodox school, and was ordained as a rabbi. From 1991 until 1993, Rabbi Vana became the Rabbi for Temple Beth Sholom in Chula Vista, CA.
From 1993 until now, Rabbi Vana moved to Pensacola, FL., and became the rabbi for B’Nai Israel Synagogue, a conservative congregation. During this period, Rabbi Vana held various religious positions such as Mohel, Cantor, Hebrew school teacher, Torah reader, and Bar/ Bat Mitzvah instructor.
Rabbi Vana’s goal is to allow anyone in the world with access to a computer to study Torah reading, services, and anything a person wants to learn about Judaism. If you can not afford to purchase any torah reading, write to me. I will give you a code, and you can use the site free of charge.
Good luck, and enjoy your study session. Remember what our great rabbi Moshe Rabeinu said: “lo bashamayim he.” (Moshe Rabeinu alav hashalom told us that the Torah is not in the heavens. It is in our hearts and in our mouths to do).
Shabbat Morning Prayer Shacharit – Full Cantor Set – תפילת שחרית של שבת