In Torah Tidbits, each week, a member of HCS provides a brief explication of the week’s Torah portion, aimed at both the children and the adults of our Jewish community. These tidbits are intended to be informative, not authoritative. We welcome you to peruse our contribution to Jewish learning.

As a Reconstructionist synagogue, HCS follows the Triennial Calendar. Thus, we read only one third of the Torah portion each year, completing our study every three years.

Triennial Year 1


Triennial Year 2


Triennial Year 3



  • Shemot – Moses in the Bulrushes שְׁמוֹת Exodus 1:1 to 2:25
  • Vaera – Moses talks to God וָאֵרָא Exodus 6:2 to 7:7
  • Bo – Locusts בֹּא Exodus 10:1 to 13:16
  • Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח Exodus 13:17 to 15:26




Simchat Torah: The end of the Torah and the Beginning שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה
Deuteronomy 33:1 to 34:12